Staunch anti-traditionalists, Ebi Soda thrive on this idea of contradiction, seeming more inspired by the atmosphere inside a rave than the sounds heard inside Birdland. Their only debt to typical jazz being to attempt to innovate and experiment at every opportunity.
Characterised by erratic drum breaks, multi-effect soundscapes and searing trombone lines, Ebi Soda keep a post-punk DIY ethic close to their hearts, with songs often birthed from sweaty smokey bedrooms rather than that of the big band hall.
Ebi Soda are:
Sam Schlich Davies - Drums
Hari-Lee Evans - Bass
Louis Jenkins - Keys
Conor Knight - Guitar
VVilhelm - Trombone
"Shifting between breakbeats and loping tempos, the quintet beams out melodies like wide smiles."
Dave Sumner, Bandcamp
"Scorching funk-leaning jazz with plenty of left field influences"
Robin Murray, clash magazine
"Ebi Soda continue to make their mark as one of today’s most forward-thinking new jazz bands."
Colin Smith, Twisted Soul