Skinny Pelembe has detailed a new EP, titled Sleep More, Make More Friends—scheduled for September 21 release via Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings

The release sees the singer-guitarist-producer corral together a cast of talented friends, all of whom he’s met through music or through linking with Brownswood’s Future Bubblers talent development programme two years ago. Across its four entries, he bridges hip-hop, psych-rock and jazz-influenced tangents, we’re told, “cutting out a diverse cross-section of the city’s music scene.”

The title of the EP comes from some advice which Skinny noted to himself on an old notebook. Each of its songs started as a rough idea which was then fleshed out and re-imagined with his collaborators.

The singer-guitarist-producer, born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, signed to Brownswood earlier this year and debuted with the Spit / Swallow single in March. 


01. Not Your Friend Not Your Enemy (feat. Yazmin Lacey)

02. I Just Wanna Be Your Prisoner (feat. Hejira)

03. Live From The High As A Kite (feat. Bernardo)

04. Field Notes #1 (feat. Emma-Jean Thackray)

Sleep More, Make More Friends will land on September 21, with pre-order available here