Seven Year Curse EP

by Skinny Pelembe

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Michiel Just listen to this EP... great atmosphere, gorgeous songs and lyrics (and my niece did backing vocals!)... Favorite track: Day At The Races.
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Mitchell Fenn Seven Year Curse is a mega track. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the EP when the vinyl arrives in the post. Keep it up Skinny.
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ANDRO So far this shit slaps, bumps and goes so much harder than any of the music I listen to on the mainstream. Glad I found this. The sounds I'm hearing are of a new dimension. This is porn for my ears. Hyped for this august...
  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Side A - Seven Year Curse
    Side B - Should You Go

    Includes unlimited streaming of Seven Year Curse EP via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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    edition of 250 

      £7 GBP


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £5 GBP




Strictly limited (250 pressing) black 7” vinyl in a black disco sleeve.
Artwork by Femaleonacid
Mastered by Paul Littlewood at Higher Rhythm

Skinny Pelembe - Seven Year Curse EP
Released on 7” / digital August 11th 2017

Label: Skinny's Own
SO-WHAT2 (vinyl) / SO-WHAT3 (digi)

With a sample-hunting, studio-meddling mindset, Skinny Pelembe’s music roams hazy, psychedelic tangents. Supported by Gilles Peterson and his Future Bubblers programme, he’s a sparkling multi-instrumentalist tapping into strains of Afro-tipped soul.

“I guess the lesson is don't discount the advice of strangers, even if they're massive Kula Shaker fans.” So says Skinny Pelembe, as he recalls an important insight he’s gleaned in making his debut EP. As he recounts, it was the advice of an over-familiar German stranger – via a message on Instagram – which prompted him to start writing down his dreams.

Using those late-night, scribbled notes as inspiration for his lyrics, they’ve produced results that are honest and often surreal. Interwoven amongst loose, textured rhythms and a bright-tinted melodic sheen, his songs exist in the wonderful, hard-to-define fringes of pop. Overlaying sampled, programmed beats with live drums and percussion, sun-flecked riffs cut through the EP’s fuzzy aura.

Born in Johannesburg and raised in Doncaster, Skinny is based in London.
Receiving big support from Gilles Peterson, “Should You Go” was premiered on his BBC 6 Music show and features on the latest edition of the legendary DJ and curator’s Brownswood Bubblers compilations. Skinny Pelembe is also part of Future Bubblers, the Arts Council England-funded programme led by Peterson for developing new, unsigned acts.


Seven Year Curse
Listen To The Stars
Should You Go
Day At The Races
Baby Laxmi

Tour dates

19th July - Future Bubblers “How Far We’ve Come” - The Pickle Factory, London
21st July - Gilles Peterson presents “Night Thing” - Jazz Cafe, London
10th August - EP launch - The Waiting Room, London


released August 11, 2017

Additional Vocals & Bass - Alley Lloyd
Additional Drums - Remi Graves

Additional Vocals - Rens Birgitta Kuiper
Additional Bass - Alley Lloyd
Additional Drums - Remi Graves
Additional Keys - Jing Chun Tan

Percussion - Regan Bowering
Additional Vocals - Rens Birgitta Kuiper
Additional Keys - Jing Chun Tan

Additional Drums - Remi Graves
Percussion - Regan Bowering
Additional Bass - Alley Lloyd



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Skinny Pelembe London, UK

"Born in Johannesburg, growing up in Doncaster, Skinny Pelembe poses a quadruple threat – he produces, plays guitar, sings and MCs, tapping into a unique, influence-weaving sound." - Brownswood Future Bubblers

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