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Metá Metá from Brazil play a dirty brew of psychedelic samba, distorted jazz and Afro-punk. The band are all followers of Afro Brazilian religion candomblé, they mix this spiritual and rhythmic foundation with influences ranging from Afrobeat to Afrosambas, punk rock to be-bop to create chaotic, life-affirming music that explodes with the rage of The Stooges and Sonic Youth, the spirituality of John Coltrane and Sun Ra and the wild, avant-garde instrumentation of contemporary experimental-psychedelic outfits such as Melt Yourself Down and Goat.
Their recent release Metal Metal on the Mais Um Discos label has won them universal praise with The Independent on Sunday hailing it as “The first really serious contender for 2014’s album of the year” and The Guardian hailing its “extraordinary style – the music echoes everything from punk rock to freeform jazz and samba.”
Metá Metá are: Juçara Marçal – vocals / Kiko Dinucci – guitars / Thiago França – sax & flute / Marcelo Cabral – bass / Sergio Machado – drums
“The first really serious contender for 2014’s album of the year” Independent on Sunday
“Metá Metá are a raucous trio intent on shattering images of Brazilian music” The Wire
“An extraordinary style – the music echoes everything from punk rock to freeform jazz and samba” The Guardian
“Rootsy and modern at the same time, Metá Metá are inventors for the new music scene in Brazil” Tony Allen