Get the Blessing

Formed in the year 2000, Bristol-based four-piece Get The Blessing boast a truly international fan base and the last three years have seen them take their cellophane masks half way round the world and back.

Made up of Portishead rhythm masters Jim Barr and Clive Deamer, on bass and drums respectively, Pete Judge on trumpet and Jake McMurchie on saxophone, 2014 marked the much-anticipated release and tour of their 5th studio album Lope & Antilope. The record made use of sounds collected whilst on the road and was recorded in an empty pottery in Pembrokeshire. As the band put it: “the culmination of 4 days of recording, 3 years of gigging and 12 years of drinking tea and gin.”

GTB have forged a unique signature sound that defies easy classification, yet never loses sight of thumping tunes, monstrously infectious beats, or joyous collective spontaneity. Prepare to be teased, beguiled, soothed, spooked, jolted, and ultimately uplifted.

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'Corniche' is taken from the album 'Lope and Antilope', out now on Naim Jazz Records.