MIMS is extremely excited to premiere the raw blistering-brass-filled title track from ‘Blind Fury’, the forthcoming album by Glaswegian “Doom-Jazz” outfit, AKU! on Bristol’s Worm Discs.
Drawing on influences from bands such as Melt Yourself Down, Young Fathers & Fela Kuti, and wider still from the worlds of noise, punk & jazz, AKU! are rapidly carving a niche for themselves as one of the UK’s most undefinable “jazz” groups.Pre-Save/Order
In 2019 they were nominated for “Best Band” at the Scottish Jazz Awards and have enjoyed support from Rebecca Vasmant on her Worldwide FM show. Moreover, they have performed at the Edinburgh Jazz Festival and shared stages with legendary UK jazz acts such as Melt Yourself Down, Seed Ensemble & Maisha. This year, the group’s bandleader Harry Weir, has been nominated for the “Rising Star Award” at the Scottish Jazz Awards.
‘Blind Fury’ is released on November 6th on Bristol’s Worm Discs. The newly minted label was founded by the promoters Worm Disco Club and launched with the MIMS “Crucial Material” nominated compilation, ‘New Horizons: A Bristol Jazz Sound’.
The band is made up of:
Harry Weir – Baritone Sax and FX (band leader of Aku!)
Liam Shortall – Trombone and FX (band leader of corto.alto)
Graham Costello – Drums (band leader of Strata)