Track of the week: Têtes de Pois, feat. Otis Mensah – Hope

Leeds-based crossover instrumental group Têtes de Pois have released their latest single following a string of video releases from festival appearances this summer. From its toe-tapping woodblock and lilting bassline at the start, to the buttery-smooth and breathy backings halfway through, ‘Hope’ delivers mood changes with panache. Otis Mensah proves his worth as Sheffield’s Poet Laureate, riding this group’s energy and creating a rhythmic and thought-provoking buzz. Whilst he may say there’s ‘no hope’, this track definitely proves otherwise – these pea heads are showing us they are as fresh as ever.

You can catch Têtes de Pois performing live at this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival on Thursday 21st November at London Calling Sweden.

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