MY BABY+ SHE

It hasn’t taken long for Amsterdam based psychedelic, shamanic trio My Baby’s swampy blues and funk-inflected sound to cast a formidable spell, taking the world by storm.

Over the past 3 years, Dutch brother-sister-duo Sheik (drums) and Cato van Dyck (vocals) and New Zealand guitarist Daniel “daFreez” Johnston have had their mojo working overtime and are now ready for the release of their third album Prehistoric Rhythm. With their new album, the band aim to channel a primal awareness amidst hypnotic beats, shimmering soulful vocals and psychedelic riffs on the back of rootsy blues and dubbed out funk.

First single ‘Love Dance’ is an African inspired trance-like evocation of a tribal ritual involving the search for identity, love and spirituality. The protagonist is at peace after transcending the desire to feel complete through the presence and appeasement of others.

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Watch the video ‘Sunflower Sutra’ below:


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Taking inspiration from the likes of HAIM, Fickle Friends, and Foals, SHE have managed to craft their own unique brand of indie pop, ranging from cool and collected numbers to energetic toe tappers and lively, fist pounding bangers.

Debut single ‘Body Talk’ is an achingly cool electro-pop track with shuffling beats, mathematical guitar riffs and smooth 80’s synths, providing an immersive sound world for lead singer Rebecca’s husky vocal to soar above. Inspired by the film Her (starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with a computer), the band said this of the track: “All the lines are from the characters in the film. Body Talk is ironic because ‘Her’ is a body-less being…no body language at all!”

This is only the beginning for SHE but they have put in the leg work and are ready for the race. With punchy guitars, swirling synths and haunting harmonies layered over 80s inspired drums; you need to keep your eyes and ears on SHE.

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