Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

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They were one of the sensations of 2018, and we inevitably lost ourselves in their embracing and entrancing Afro-psychedelia too. That’s because you can’t simply escape BCUC’s unadulterated Sowetan groove; the way they progressively build it, blending vocal melodies with relentless rhythms, and supporting each other throughout 15, even 20-minute-long pieces that often sound like visionary invocations.

Ok, we never made it a secret that we love the band from Johannesburg – why should we start now? And yes, we will be at XOYO on Friday 7th June when they will be back in London to introduce their UK fans to their brand-new album The Healing (out on Buda Musique).

You won’t find any advancement in their new work, and you won’t listen to anything unexpected at their show. BCUC are already progressive and forward thinking by definition. At XOYO, you will “simply” experience their music off your own bat. Because, as their name perfectly sums up, their mission is unequivocal: “Music for the people, by the people, with the people.”

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