Listen to the Kinshasa seven-piece make a splashy debut.

Mbongwana Star appeared on our radar in March with their addictive debut single ‘Malukayi’, combining the clatter of Congolese rhythms with a taste for post-punk, dub and clubby electronics, and featured members of Konono Nº1. (It came with a great video, too.)

The band will release their debut album, From Kinshasa, on May 18 through World Circuit, and ahead of that it’s streaming in full via the Guardian.

Listen below and look out for them on tour in Europe soon, including two dates in London – find details on their Facebook.



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