“Telephone” by Sinkane

Sinkane recently premiered his new video for “Telephone,” the second single from his new studio album Life & Livin’ It set for release on February 10 through City Slang. Directed by Bráulio Amado & Bruno Ferreira, and filmed in a single-shot in an apartment in Lisbon, Portugal, the video stars Kelly Nakamura, a classically-trained ballerina and dance instructor, and Sinkane aka Ahmed Gallab.

“Dancing, repetition and fun are foundational elements of Sinkane,” Gallab says, adding, “Bráulio understands this. I was inspired by the fun Instagram videos my friend Cherie posts of her and her friend Lizzy losing themselves and dancing to 90’s club hits in their room. I recorded myself dancing to this song on my phone and sent it to Bráulio. I do this kind of thing a lot. Especially after getting out of the shower. You all should try it. It’ll change your life.”

Sinkane — the New York-based project of multi-instrumentalist and producer Ahmed Gallab, featuring Ish Montgomery (bass), Jason Trammell (drums), Jonny Lam (guitar), and now joined by Amanda Khiri (vocals) and Elenna Canlas (keys and vocals) — will kick off a full-band headlining world tour on February 15, including shows in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Europe, Australia, and more.

Life & Livin’ It was recorded at Sonic Ranch Studios in El Paso, Texas, and produced by Gallab with lyrics and help from longtime collaborator Greg Lofaro. The four core members of Sinkane sang and play additional parts on every song, with Trammell contributing lyrics to “Theme from Life & Livin’ It,” and Lam helping with arrangements. Daptone recording artists Antibalas contributed horns.

Sinkane 2017 World Tour:
2/15 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery
2/16 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
2/17 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
2/18 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
2/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
2/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
2/22 – Columbus, OH @ The Basement
2/23 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
2/24 – Dearborn, MI @ Arab American National Museum
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ The Tractor
3/01 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
3/03 – San Francisco, CA @ The Independent
3/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater
3/05 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
3/11 – Adelaide, AU @ Botanic Park for WOMADelaide
3/12 – Adelaide, AU @ Botanic Park for WOMADelaide
3/17 – New Plymouth, NZ @ WOMAD NZ
3/18 – New Plymouth, NZ @ WOMAD NZ
3/23 – Birmingham,UK @ Hare & Hounds
3/24 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
3/27 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen
3/29 – London, UK @ The Dome
3/30 – Paris, FR @ Point Ephemere
4/01 – Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
4/02 – Berlin, DE @ Volksbuhne Theatre
4/03 – Cologne, DE @ Gebaude 9
4/04 – Heidelberg, DE @ Karlstorbahnhof
4/05 – Munich, DE @ Kammerspiele
4/06 – Zurich, CH @ Bogen F
4/07 – Milan, IT @ Biko Club
4/08 – Roma, IT @ Auditorium Parco della Musica