Kit Sebastian

Contact Details:

23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds, LS2 7EQ

07523307089

Leeds Inspired

Kit Sebastian

2nd October 2024

Mr Bongo signed London-based duo Kit Sebastian (aka Kit Martin and Merve Erdem) captivate their audiences with moments of pure pop bliss, timeless nostalgia and seductive complexity. Their unique sounds weaves a psychedelic tapestry of global influences, vintage synths and melancholy élan from the beaches of Bahia to the streets of Istanbul and Paris. A joyous expression of vibrant grooves and sophisticated lyricism that transcends boundaries, borders and social-cultural preconceptions. Steeped in artistic references, from dusty records to world cinema, their new album Melodi represents a considered maturation of the psychedelic jazz-inflected sound that introduced Kit Sebastian to the world on debut album Mantra Moderne in 2019.

With touchstones that read like an education in international counter-culture – Anatolian rock, French New Wave and the finest UK jazz – the resulting album is the most complete, lush and orchestrated expression of Kit Sebastian’s worldly aesthetic to date. Their crafted soundscapes use an array of instruments – zithers, harpsichords, congas, bongos, bulbul tarang, and a mock-up choir on top of the synthesizers, balalaikas, organs, and saxophones – to evoke a borderless planet and the seamless commune between past and present.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £2 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.”

“You must be a member or guest of a member to attend. Joining costs £2. See wharfchambers.org/membership