Têtes de Pois
Têtes de Pois are a ‘genre-bending 7-piece instrumental band’ and made up entirely of founding members of the independent label/ collective Tight Lines. Their music draws from jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul and afrobeat, taking shape most often as original instrumental music, along with the occasional vocal number and cover. Formed in 2016 at Leeds College of Music, Têtes have gigged extensively across the country with acts such as Ezra Collective, Rodney P and Henge and released their debut EP, The E Pea, on the 25th of February 2017. This was followed by a single AstroTurf Wars in November 2017. Têtes de Pois have won the Love Supreme Player’s Award (winning them a slot at the 2017 edition of the festival) and the Help Musician’s UK Development Grant. They have been played on BBC Radio 3 on Soweto Kinch’s show.