Staunch anti-traditionalists, Ebi Soda thrive on the idea of contradiction, seeming more inspired by the atmosphere inside a rave than the sounds heard inside Birdland. Their only debt to typical jazz being to attempt to innovate and experiment at every opportunity.
Characterised by erratic drum breaks, multi-effect soundscapes and searing trombone lines, Ebi Soda keep a post-punk DIY ethic close to their hearts, with songs often birthed from sweaty smokey bedrooms rather than that of the big band hall.
Ebi Soda are:
Conor Knight, Guitar.
Hari-Lee Evans, Bass.
Louis Jenkins, Keys.
Sam Schlich Davies, Drums.
bedroom tapes (2019)
Ebi soda (2019)
"Ebi Soda drop a major gem with the arrival of their ethereal and electric, dance-inspired album Ugh."
"Shifting between breakbeats and loping tempos, the quintet beams out melodies like wide smiles."
Dave Sumner, Bandcamp
"Scorching funk-leaning jazz with plenty of left field influences"
Robin Murray, clash magazine
"Ebi Soda continue to make their mark as one of today’s most forward-thinking new jazz bands."
Colin Smith, Twisted Soul
"Lively, frenetic tunes that will work the dancefloor, through to more meditative, cosmic psychedelia. Absolute killer!"
Sounds of the universe
"just fucking cool-sounding...
Great grooves from a great band yet again."