Speaking of his new single, Ali says ‘Nowadays I think people (including myself) have forgotten what life is really about. We’re force-fed consumer fetichism and the full brightness glare of a phone screen has replaced real eye contact. We’re distracted by transient pleasures and it seems that climbing a social ladder where nobody has even met has become more important than family. I’m disgusted by it and I’m part of it. That’s Modern Voodoo. BUT... There’s a way out.’
Having recently performed at Parr Street Studios during the BBC 6 Music Festival in Liverpool, Ali will be back playing in his hometown for Liverpool Sound City before setting off for a string of shows throughout May.