Published Mar 01, 2012British combo Cornershop have dabbled in psychedelic pop, folk and glam rock, among other musical styles, since starting up in the '90s, but the act will bring old-school hip-hop into the mix for their next album, Urban Turban.
Set to be released on May 15 through Ample Play, a press release explains that the unit's next full-length, which follows 2009's Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast and 2011's And the Double-O Groove Of featuring Bubbley Kaur, has bandleader Tjinder Singh crafting up an electronic collection inspired by "Swedish and French songstresses, Lancashire primary school singers, and a throwback to his Indian folk roots."
A sneak peek of the album comes in the form of new single "Milkin' It," which can be streamed here. The cut features MC In Light of Aquarius (aka the band's Richie Deeney) waxing on the history of hip-hop atop an '80s-minded boom-bap and synth jam. You'll note that along with icons like Rakim and Schoolly D, the band give the Great White North some love via a shout-out to Maestro Fresh Wes. The song will be released as a single on April 9.
1. What Did The Hippie Have In His Bag? (ft. Castle Hill Primary)
2. Who's Gonna Lite It Up? (ft. Izzy Lindqwister)
3. Non-Stop Radio (extended play) (ft. Celeste)
4. Solid Gold (ft. Katie)
5. Beacon Radio 303 (ft. Rajwant)
6. Milkin' It (ft. In Light Of Aquarius)
7. Concrete, Concrete (ft. Kay Kwong)
8. Something Makes You Feel Like (ft. SoKo)
9. Inspector Bamba Singh's Lament (ft. Amar)
10. Dedicated (ft. Lorraine)
11. What Did The Hippie Have In His Bag? (ft. Castle Hill Primary)
12. First Wog On The Moon (bonus track)