Petite Noir

21 July

Ambitious 22-year old Yannick Ilunga describes his music as new-wave with an African aesthetic, while others have labelled it the sound of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures meeting Paul Simon in Graceland. Whatever you decide in the end, to us it’s pure pop bliss.

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Cape Town crooner and multi-instrumentalist Yannick Lluga got his start in electro-pop band Popskarr before developing the signature sound he describes as “noir wave,” a sort of African take on new wave. The handful of tracks he’s released thus far feature guitars that remind us of WU LYF, vocals that remind us of Daughn Gibson, and a general vibe that reminds us of Blood Orange. In other words: promising!


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