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One Track Mind: Cousin Kula

The recent Rhythm Section signees talk about a record that relentlessly soundtracked a memorable tour.

The premise of One Track Mind is pretty simple: I ask artists to pick one track that means a lot to them – either something they’ve discovered recently, something that’s been with them for years, or one that reminds them of a specific time in their life or career – and tell me what makes it so special to them. I get to talk to the artists I love, and they get to talk about the artists they love. Love all round!

Today we welcome Bristol-based jazz/psych outfit Cousin Kula to TPW. With co-signs from the likes of BADBADNOTGOOD, their debut album Double Dinners landed last week and follows previous EPs OODLES and STROODLES along with their 2020 Casa Kula Cassette, which caught the attention of Bradley Zero who subsequently signed them to his Rhythm Section label.

For their One Track Mind selection, Cousin Kula talks about their touring obsession with a record by a fellow Rhythm Section artist.

Cousin Kula on Vels Trio – The Wad

“There was a time, a few years back when we could tour, that we would be playing The Wad by Vels Trio non-stop in the tour van. Just something about it got us real hyped. We’d also seen them rise from the band stand at Love Supreme jazz festival to being signed by Rhythm Section. So it feels like our journeys have been not too dissimilar.

“Get yoself some G-funk vibes, it’s a certified banger, for long slogs on the M4, but with no lack of filthy licks, and it’s a pleasure to be under the same cosy Rhythm Section umbrella with rad creators such as them.”

Cousin Kula – Double Dinners is out now