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Maribou State


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    Steal - Holly Walker
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    Midas - Holly Walker
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    Beginner's Luck
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    Nervous Tics (feat. Holly Walker) - Holly Walker
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Formed in 2011, Maribou State (Chris Davids & Liam Ivory) released a string of EP’s and singles before the arrival of debut album “Portraits” in 2015 propelled them to the world stage.
Spawning a live show that took them around the globe, including standout shows at Glastonbury, Bestival & Secret Garden Party; a sold-out London at KOKO; radio support from the likes of Annie Mac, Zane Lowe & Gilles Peterson, a BBC Radio 1 Residency & Essential Mix, and 6 Music A-list & Live From Maida Vale session. Critical support came from the likes of The Guardian, i-D and Vogue, with the album amassing over 80m streams to date, drawing comparisons to The xx, James Blake & Mount Kimbie, and earning plaudits from the likes of DJ Koze & Bonobo.
2018 see’s their triumphant return with “Kingdoms In Colour”, out 7 Sept via Counter Records. The record features ‘Feel Good’ feat. Khruangbin; vocals from long-standing collaborator Holly Walker, (who sang on fan favourites ‘Midas’, ‘Steal’ & ‘Tongue’); and single ‘Turnmills’ (named after the London club which closed in 2008) which was accompanied by a sold-out ‘all-night’ DJ set at Corsica Studios raising money for the NTIA's #SaveNightlife campaign.
Maribou State also return this Autumn with a 5-piece band to embark a headline EU tour, including London’s Roundhouse. Ahead of this they play a string of festivals including a headline show at Sonar By Day, Parklife Festival & Roskilde, having recently DJ’d after Flying Lotus at All Points East.


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