LE JUKI (UK)
A mental vocal innovator, a virtuoso guitarist/composer and a synth-obsessed viola player... Le Juki are never usual. Kassia Zermon, Lee Westwood, and Jules Arthur have come together to play you songs full of frayed string melodies and twisted synthesizers. Toybox beats and violas sing of the sea and stick insects, with beautiful soaring strings and crashing skiffle-based percussion. Treasure trove tunes for wretched folk... Referencing classical, prog, grime and psych-folk, Le Juki blend lush harmonies and progressive song structures with a child-like simplicity. Their own combination of virtuosity and musical primitivism, and a very adventurous approach to composition, is both familiar yet totally unique.