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Rarelyalways x Manic EP

Rarelyalways released his brilliant "Baby Buffalo" EP last October to critical acclaim.  Pitchfork praised the Hackney raised jazz musician, producer and vocalist for carving out a niche of his own, whilst Billboard, amongst others, boldly predicted big things on the horizon.  Fast forward 6 months and "Manic" provides further evidence of his distinctive style and flavor.  Produced by Hanni El Khatib, grime, trip hop; jazz effortlessly intermingle with his unique, skeletal flow.  First single "Lamenting" echoed the importance of community support, and second single "Hungry" was written in his final years at secondary school, in the aftermath of the Mark Duggan shooting.  The EP is completed by rush hour inspired title-track "Manic" and sentimental opener "Careful."

"Manic" EP is out now via Innovative Leisure. 

Interview with Rarelyalways up on Roland.

Rarelyalways x Hungry

Rarelyalways released his brilliant ‘Baby Buffalo’ EP last October to critical acclaim. Pitchfork praised the Hackney raised jazz musician, producer and vocalist for carving out a niche of his own, whilst Billboard, amongst others, boldly predicted big things on the horizon.

Fast forward 6 months and the recently released ‘Lamenting’ provided further evidence of his distinctive style and flavor. The second single to be taken from his upcoming ‘Manic’ EP, penned for release on June 11  is ‘Hungry. Produced by Hanni El Khatib, grime, trip hop & jazz effortlessly intermingle with his unique, skeletal flow.

"Putting this song together was one of the most challenging moments I’ve had as an artist,” he explains. “If I have to describe it in one word, I’d say it’s unapologetic." Most of the lyrics were written in his final years at secondary school, in the aftermath of the Mark Duggan shooting.

Rarelyalways x Lamenting

“This guy is FIRE” - GILLES PETERSON (BBC)

"It made my jaw hit the floor the first time I heard it" - BILLBOARD

"Rarelyalways is about to blow up in a big way”  - MATT WILKINSON (APPLE MUSIC 1)

“a concise exhibition of his minimalist swagger”  - FADER

Initially premiered through Wonderland.

You might hear hints of great British one-offs like Tricky, Roots Manuva, even a more laid-back Dizzee Rascal as grime, trip hop & jazz intermingle in Rarelyalways sound which is further evident on the new single and forthcoming EP produced by Hanni El Khatib.

"Who feels it knows it I’d say, many people have been unwell during the infamous year of 2020 to present, and whether you agree or not, I strongly believe not all health conditions are visible. The lead single ‘LAMENTING’ echoes the importance of community support; humans are not immune to bad days or vulnerability." 

 

Rarelyalways x Baby Buffalo Video

A new video for the title track off the new EP from Rarelyalways.  Get the music at your retailer of your choice.

Rarelyalways x Baby Buffalo EP

Rarelyalways releases his new EP Baby Buffalo on October 30, 2020

synthesizes his influences while effortlessly carving out a niche for himself - Pitchfork   

"Listen to it yourself to hear how brilliant it is. It made my jaw hit the floor the first time I heard it’” - Billboard 

 "Rarelyalways is about to blow up in a big way. This song is evidence of a master talent at work.”  - Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music 1 

 “a concise exhibition of his minimalist swagger” - The Fader  

“This guy is FIRE” - Gilles Peterson 

 Impossible to pin down” - Clash 

 one of the best new rappers and lyricists in the UK coming out of the jazz world.” - Phil Taggart   

“exceptional... one of the most unique projects you’ll hear this year” - COLORS 

 “perfect fusion of UK Hip Hop and jazz” - Jamz Supernova