There are few spots on Earth right now as exciting for jazz as Bristol. The British town has given birth to an ecosystem that has hatched groups like Waldo’s Gift, Snazzback or Ishmael Ensemble.
Cousin Kula (we also wrote about them here and here), a quintet made up of Elliott Ellison (vocals, guitar), Douglas Cave (synths, sax), William Wells (synths, backing vocals), Jordan Woollgar (guitar, backing vocals), Joe Milkinson (drums) and signed to DJ Bradley Zero’s Rythm Section label, is another Bristolian that must be taken into the equation of the town’s booming (nu) jazz scene. Their latest offering, “Something So Sweet”, is the last taste before the release of their debut album “Double Dinners”, out November 26th.
Built-up from a neo-psychedelic approach to jazz, “Something So Sweet” is a track that gets us ready to groove and transcend at the same time, reminding us of the approach to jazz carried out by BADBADNOTGOOD with a touch of artists like Mac DeMarco or HOMESHAKE for a pop sensibility that turns the song into an ear candy when the soulful hook hits. It’s the sound of sneaking inside one’s conscience and travelling amidst all the feelings a psychedelic trip can cause. All whilst grooving out, of course.