TootArd return to London with their latest album ‘Migrant Birds’
This inventive duo of brothers from the Golan Heights – Hasan and Rami Nakhleh – return with an infectious re-imagining of their sound. Jammed full of pop hooks and quarter-tone melodic lines, “Migrant Birds” unleashes a disco whirlwind that pays homage to the West Asian dancefloor scenes of the 80’s. Retro funky meets hi-sheen contemporary – and everyone’s invited. It’s also an infectious re-imagining of their sound, one that departs from the band’s iconic mix of guitar-driven desert blues and mountain reggae.
While proudly rooted in the Middle East, ‘Migrant Birds’ has become an infectious and globally accessible sound. The Nakhleh brothers hope that one day, TootArd will be free to fly away wherever they choose. Until then, though, the Migrant Birds can fill the dancefloors.
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