Ambassadors Of Morocco
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Ambassadors Of Morocco

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF

London, England, United Kingdom | SELF
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Single Launch - Wikipedia November 2010

Wikipedia, never Imagine this - Featured on various university radio stations, BBC radio, BBC World Service Africa, XFM.



Four parts make the whole, with a sound that reminds us of better, more creative times and a live set that is tighter than Lady Gaga’s ass.

The Ambassadors of Morocco are limbering up to launch themselves into the public arena in the autumn of 2010…

Following a year of sold-out shows, cherry-picked support-slots, Radio 6 & XFM demo exposure and the honing of a hatful of original songs into a manageable, album sized, comfortably-downloadable set, a single has finally been chosen, with mix engineer Dave Bascombe and his healing hands at the controls.

Yes, ‘that’ Dave Bascombe… of Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Suede, Placebo and Goldfrapp note.

Shrewd stuff, what with the band wearing their 80’s influences proudly on their military-issue sleeves. And not in a kitsch, retro, regressive way either. Simply because the music was better than. Their combined loves incorporate New Wave, Indie, Post-Punk, Dance & Pop.

The Ambassadors import the very best of the 80’s lean, edgy, angular, guitar-led pop sound and add 20 years of further musical progression & knowledge to create their own sound. Firm nods are made to The Cure, Wire, Depeche and The Pixies and caps doffed to Blur, Feeder, Smashing Pumpkins and even early U2 (before tax evasion and a God complex muddied the waters).

The Ambassadors of Morocco’s debut single will be ‘Wikipedia’, a pristine piece of power pop, with a melody you can whistle after just the one listen. A perfect doorway to the Ambassadors world, it embodies their love of powerful, soaring melodies, punchy big guitars, energetic, muscular drums & bass, with strong vocal lines & BIG choruses.

A classic four-piece, the Ambassadors comprise Beni, Ben & Craig who met at Music College, plus Sven, who they met over sushi.

Beni: Rhythm Guitar & Main Vocals. Looks like a mop/ Bob Dylan.
Ben: Lead Guitar & Backing Vocals. Looks arrestable.
Craig: Bass Guitar & Backing Vocals. Looks like Nick Knowles.
Sven: Drums & Backing Vocals. Looks like Dave Grohl.

And, since you ask, Ambassadors of Morocco is Victorian Slang - for a Shoemaker - the studio the band originally practiced in was an abandoned Shoe Factory. For a London band who’ve yet to gig beyond the M25, the unusual band moniker has led to regular, if seemingly unlikely, airtime on BBC Africa - with much attention, invites, emails and a fairly unlikely fan base currently being carved out across a large part of the non-English speaking world.

Bafana Bafana!