Roy the King / Sir Blunt

A 2 track downtempo single (6m 48s) — released October 26th 2018 on Wah Wah 45s

Wah Wah 45s are very proud to release the debut single from forward thinking Tel Aviv based ensemble, Time Grove. Guided by acclaimed pianist Nitai Hershkovits alongside one third of Buttering Trio, and newly signed Stones Throw recording artist, Rejoicer, this group of musicians have produced a sound which is both delicate yet powerful; sonorous yet uplifting. The full line-up also features reed player Eyal Talmudi, drummers Roy Chen, Amir Bresler and Sol Monk, keyboard master Bemet, trumpeter Sefi Zisling, and guitarist Yonatan Albalak who have together created some of the most exciting instrumental music we've heard for quite a while

In preparation for their debut album, More Than One Thing, due in September, we bring you a double whammy jukebox 45 with two of the more foot friendly cuts from the LP.

The A-side, Roy The King, features drummer Roy Chen. The rest of the band kept telling him "today, we make you a king" and so it was. Rejoicer, Sefi and Talmudi, wrote and played the melody after Nitai came up with the piano riff. The B part, which only Talmudi and Roy could bring such energy to, got the gypsy out of all of the ensemble in the room bringing it to a festive finale.

On the flip, Sir Blunt, is an introduction to the other core of Time Grove. With Amir Bresler on the drums, carefully crafting the perfect parts for this tune; Albalak on the bass, playing beautifully the upper register yet providing a strong bed for Nitai on the piano & Moog and Rejoicer on synths to present somewhat of a no-bar-lines feeling. This is the very product of the trust between all four players.

Roy The King b/w Sir Blunt is released on August 31st. The album, More Than One Thing, is released on September 28th.

“Big fan of these guys – this is fantastic!” - Aly Gillani First Word Records

“Gorgeous!” - Tina Edwards Worldwide FM

“Wicked!” - Amar Kabouche Fauve Radio

“Beautiful music by seriously talented musicians.” - Roni Fialkow Tel Aviv / Pop Lock

“Just beautiful music.” - Richard Point Blank FM

“Love it!” - Enrique Domenech Freeforms Podcasts

“Masterpiece!” - Tony Heynen GlobalRiddims

“Sounding great.” - Mark Futuresounds DJ Magazine

“Two beautiful tracks!!” - Simon Harrison Basic Soul Radio Show, Nu-World Mix

“Great stuff, cool jazz stuff, full support!” - Josef Radio 1 Prague

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