Time For T (UK/PT) – tropical rock folk
Date : May 25, 2023
Début : 21:45
Style : Alternative Folk, Alternative Pop, Alternative Rock
Described as somewhere between Bob Dylan and Fela Kuti, Time for T have always been difficult to categorise. This may be due to the eclectic backgrounds of the band (England, Portugal, Brazil and Spain) and the nomadic nature of its members. The project was started by Tiago Saga in Brighton and is now based between Madrid and Lisbon.
Their ‘Mongrel’ sound can make the whole crowd dance as easily as it can get you crying as most of the songs, when analysed closer, are pensive folk songs sugarcoated in sunny melodies and transatlantic rhythms.
Debut LP ‘Hoping Something Anything’ was released in 2017 and with it came a UK Spotify Viral Charts number 1 single, radioplay on BBC Radio 1 & 6, Antena 3 and Deutschland Radio Kultur. Furthermore, the band played at notable festivals Green Man, NOS Alive, Vodafone Paredes de Coura as well as extensive touring around Europe and shows in the USA, Mexico and Lebanon.
Since the debut LP, the group have released ‘Galavanting’ LP and ‘Simple Songs for Complicated Times’ EP via Street Mission Records and garnered strong media attention with songs such as ‘Calling Back’ and ‘Fire on the Mountain’. 2022 brought new LP ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ via Lotte Lindenberg, an album recorded mostly live in Frankfurt, Germany. This album highlights the energy of the band whilst on European tour yet contains contemplative lyrics due to the quarantine period in which the record was finalised. The end result is a powerful juxtaposition.
“A real summer haze”
- BBC Radio 1
“I’m experiencing the comparable fiery magic that good music can have when it takes hold of your body and soul.”
“The band don’t take themselves too seriously, even if their music oozes sophistication.”
“The group keep things direct, with their folk-drenched songs harking back to late 60s types such as Blind Faith or The Band.”