A: 'The City Nowadays'
B: 'Gets You Wondering'
Lookman Adekunle Salami (known as L.A Salami) only picked up the guitar a few years ago after being given one for his 21st birthday. “No one got me an instrument before because no one could afford it” he says, and yet 2016 sees the release of his debut album on Sunday Best – a tour de force of rousing poetical, polemical “postmodern blues” and urban folk called ‘Dancing With Bad Grammar’.
The first taste is the single ‘The City Nowadays’ (out July 8th); an energetic tumble of ideas and influences, mixing beat poetry, chain-gang blues, hip-hop and pithy one-liners. As LA explains: “I call my music postmodern blues. I’ve always loved the blues, and I think of this album as my version of blues songs. ‘The City Nowadays’ is like that.”