Accent is on accessible as Sarathy Korwar shifts label & beefs up the beat
More Arriving is far more populist, and less ascetic, than when Sarathy Korwar first emerged. First time I saw him was when he was an at that time unknown guest with Binker and Moses back in 2016. A fine tabla player, Zakir Hussain he told me chatting briefly in the dressing room during the interval at a theatre show in Victoria, was an influence on him, the record though puts tabla in the background more as the MCs and vocalists sprinkled liberally throughout take over. The lyrics on the album often interpolate buzzy phrases that you might hear on any British street and there is a joyous, dancey hubbub about the whole thing and the writing is good. Out on Leaf ****. Dates coming up include Moth Club, LONDON E9 on 25 September.