Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The ShortListen: A K Paul (no. 283)

ak.jpg

Who? A K Paul

What’s the story? If only we had more to go on. The starved saga began in 2011 when Jai Paul - brother of Anup (A K) Paul - released the impossibly slick single BTSTU, full of bedroom samples and synth mixes. Skip forward a year and Jai treated the world to the more laid back Jasmine, before proceeding to drop off the face of the earth. There followed some production credits, a leaked unfinished album and then the emergence of the 'other Paul brother', with A K releasing the triumphant So Good with singer Nao in 2014. Fast forward through more collaborations (but no solo work from either brother), when Jai Paul resurfaced to announce the formation of the cryptic Paul Institute. This track, LANDCRUSIN', is the project's first release from A K Paul; a blockbuster soundscape of overdrive riffs and A K's Prince-flavoured lyrical tones. Hire a convertible, grab some sunglasses and turn it up.

For fans of: Prince, Jai Paul, The xx

In three words: Sonic sci-fi soul

Click here for more ShortListens

Listen to all of them as they become available, on this Spotify Playlist

Related

hummingbirds.jpg

The ShortListen: The Hummingbirds (no. 282)

glasto.jpg

The 10 acts you need to see at Glastonbury this year

dylanwilliams1.jpg

The ShortListen: Dylan Williams (no. 281)

Comments

More

Liam Gallagher's first solo gig will be in aid of Manchester victims

He's also announced the name of the first song from his album

by Dave Fawbert
26 May 2017

The music world has united in response to the Manchester attack

Here are the reactions from musicians on social media

by Dave Fawbert
23 May 2017

11 forgotten indie bands that shaped your '00s teenage years

And what are they up to now?

by Tayler Willson
22 May 2017

This Harvard student dropped a rap album as his final dissertation

Now I feel like a mug for writing a 20,000-word essay

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

UK music festivals are going to start testing your drugs for purity

It has the potential to save lives

by Gary Ogden
22 May 2017

The 7 most important UK festival sets of the millennium

The musical moments in a field that changed everything

by David Hillier
19 May 2017

These modern albums redesigned with retro covers are glorious

We wish these were the real thing

by Dave Fawbert
19 May 2017

Chris Cornell's isolated vocals to 'Black Hole Sun' are amazing

A reminder of the sheer talent of the Soundgarden frontman

by Dave Fawbert
19 May 2017

Check out the exclusive new Nothing But Thieves video

'Amsterdam' was filmed in a Ukranian industrial warehouse

by Dave Fawbert
18 May 2017

Paying tribute to Chris Cornell, one of the greatest voices in music

And here are six songs from him that you need to listen to immediately

by Dave Fawbert
18 May 2017