Before starting work on the band’s latest album, , inspired by Rasle’s time in Lesbos working in a kitchen feeding refugees.
“There’s an enormous dialogue going on [in the world] right now,” says Rasle.
Their first album, released in 2016, was well received by BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 4 and BBC 6 Music and they’ve been building momentum ever since.
“There’s this myth around the pop/indie music scene that you have to make it in the first year or two and if you don’t it’s because you don’t have anything to offer,” Rasle says. Once I sorted that [tuning issues] out, I discovered I had a lot of range.” is out 6 December.
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You can also look out for them on the UK festival scene next year.“I visited Senegal when I was 18 and fell in love with African music. A few years later I discovered Ghanaian Highlife – and just connected with it.I love that it is danceable and euphoric yet able to express sadness and something poignant.” Me and My Friends formed seven years ago after Rasle met bandmates Emma Coleman (cello), Sam Murray (clarinet), James Grunwell (bass) and Fred Harper (drums) on the Leeds music scene (Rasle studied French and Philosophy at Leeds University).“If I can influence even one person to think differently then that’s a positive thing.” But pause before you jump to the conclusion that the band’s music must be heavy or worthy, because it’s not – it’s upbeat bordering on joyous.It draws influence from Afrobeat, Jamaican roots, jazz and most specifically Ghanaian Highlife.