Jams of the Week: Benjamin Clementine, Purple Ferdinand, Hannah Peel, and more

This week sees the return of a Mer­cury Prize win­ner Ben­jamin Clemen­tine, a gor­geous video from Pur­ple Fer­di­nand and a taste of Han­nah Peel’s forth­com­ing clas­si­cal space odyssey.

And don’t for­get to check out our UK Fresh List on Spo­ti­fy, updat­ed week­ly with new music by fledg­ing artists we can’t get enough of, and return­ing stars.

‘Phan­tom of Alep­poville’ by Ben­jamin Clementine
Renais­sance man and 2015 Mer­cury Prize win­ner Ben­jamin Clemen­tine recent­ly returned with his first piece of new music in years. The idio­syn­crasy video for ‘Phan­tom of Alep­poville’ con­tin­ues the orig­i­nal­i­ty this mae­stro of con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal music began with his break­through debut album.

‘Inter­twined’ by Pur­ple Ferdinand
Pur­ple Fer­di­nand, east London’s heir to the throne of nu-soul, gave us a new rea­son to give her Rain or Shine EP a lis­ten this week, with her video for ‘Inter­twined’. Direct­ed by Didy­er Zarate, this pro­found visu­al art piece close­ly com­ple­ments Ferdinand’s tale of interconnection.

‘Echo Saw You’ by Kaleida
The puls­ing loops of elec­tron­ic duo Kalei­da’s lat­est is some­thing like Por­tishead meets Gold­frapp. Their debut album, Tear the Roots, will be released in Sep­tem­ber on Lex Records.

‘Coco’ by The Age of LUNA
The Age of LUNA just might be the UK’s own The Inter­net. Over the slinky funk groove of ‘Coco’, the group’s vocal­ists let loss catchy vers­es about keep­ing your­self cen­tred in this mad world.

‘Sun­rise Through the Dusty Neb­u­la’ by Han­nah Peel
We love music that gives us the sen­sa­tion of float­ing among heav­en­ly bod­ies. And Han­nah Peel’s ‘Sun­rise Through the Dusty Neb­u­la’ is majes­tic on an epic scale. Alex North’s score for 2001: A Space Odyssey will have a new com­pan­ion when Peel’s new album, Mary Casio: Jour­ney to Cas­siopeia, arrives this September.


Hear more new music from UK artists on Fringe Frequency’s UK Fresh List.

Image: cour­tesy of Ben­jamin Clementine