“A year-round collection of summery breezes.” The music of Brenda Ray and her Naffi Sandwich crew sits firmly within the late 70’s/early 80’s UK post-punk meets reggae scene (Vivien Goldman, The Slits, Raincoats, Adrian Sherwood), but somehow manages to sound completely removed from it and in a world of its own. The tracks are sweet and authentic, recorded in a simple home-made studio in North West England, away from London and the media spotlight. The string of privately pressed and self-released titles including Walatta, Theme From A Tall Dark Stranger, Naffi-Locksman, and Yum Yum Yum Yum Ya are all highly sought after so this compilation from Japanese label EM Records comes as an essential buy for fans of Brenda Ray and company’s heartfelt DIY experimental reggae-punk.
Recommended – Full Listen
Tags: Compilation / DIY / Dub / Post-Punk / Reggae