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Cocoa Sugar

Ninja Tune

limited indies-only blue lp + download

Released: 9th Mar 2018


out of stock


Released: 9th Mar 2018


lp + download

Released: 9th Mar 2018


out of stock

Enigmatic, daring and complex but full of hooks - the Edinburgh trio’s lo-fi, hip hop-infused avant pop remains an indomitable and unsettling force.

Still refusing to conform to any recognisable set of musical rules, they sound as exhilaratingly “out there” on their 3rd album as they did on those inventive early EPs. It’s a record that makes you feel like you’re constantly teetering on the edge - stark, aggressive and brutal – but always shimmering with light. The layered drones, tribal percussion, deformed drum machines, vocal harmonies and cacophonous choir, form the heartbeat to many of the songs. Conjuring a fusion between the claustrophobic anxiety of Massive Attack’s ‘Mezzanine’ and the galvanizing force of Algiers’ industrial gospel……or the greatest r’n’b afrobeat dance party that TV On The Radio and Fela Kuti dreamt up……or a post-apocalyptic warehouse rave - this is the future of pop!

“Bursts with the weird warmth of an ice burn, a sizzling stew of Trickycovers-The-Fall garage rap” - The Guardian.

“typically unvarnished – there’s a homely primitivism here, perpetually teetering on all-out cacophony – ‘cocoa sugar’ is an audacious high-wire act which captures them at a potent peak” 4/5 – mojo.

Cocoa Sugar


  1. See How
  2. Fee Fi
  3. In My View
  4. Turn
  5. Lord
  6. Tremolo
  7. Wow
  8. Border Girl
  9. Holy Ghost
  10. Wire
  11. Toy
  12. Picking You

    ***please note, the download code is on the inside of the inlay sleeve***