CMU Approved

Approved: Ibeyi

By | Published on Wednesday 27 August 2014


The twin daughters of late Franco-Cuban musician Miguel ‘Anga’ Diaz, kind-of-identical sisters Naomi and Lisa-Kainde released their first EP as Ibeyi (which means twins, just in case their relationship was already completely clear) recently via a still-wet deal with XL Recordings.

First off that agreement came the single ‘Oya’ – a cold, bony paean combining shades of the pair’s African lineage with ‘Westernised’ electronics – and now follows muscular single ‘River’, the striking yet disquieting video for which finds the twins being dipped and held in a pool of water, and singing alternately, glassy-eyed, into the camera.

Take in the visuals to go with both tracks now: