Hallouminati

Derby’s Hallouminati essentially sound a bit like if Gogol Bordello had stopped for a kebab in Greece and drizzled everything they made with reggae. You Promised Me Moussaka from their debut EP, starts with a slightly drunken dad dancing opening, before going into a full reggae haze, reminiscent somewhat of The Specials. The addition of the brass and violins make the fusion of this band’s music even more delightful and the vocals here in Greek add that cultural spice that makes it seem more authentic, if you know what I mean. But of course, no Greek-inspired music would be complete without faster paced sections and the party goes into full-swing, rounding off a unique troupe of musicians and their deliriously entertaining blend of tastes and traditions.

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