Swahili Blonde Press


“Psych-Opera” – Redefine

“Reminiscent of John Zorn in all his pop-meets-weird brilliance”Consequence Of Sound

“There are Saharan desert blues licks that barely snag onto the backbeat; smatterings of filtered-out percussion that could come from the Caribbean in the distant future or from bombed-out East Berlin in the ’80s; and enough reverb to drown midsize animals.” – LA Times

“Swahili Blonde’s dub-riddim post-punk on ‘Purple Ink’ slides between tangential and fragmented to prodding drones of bass that would make Jah Wobble weep with joy.” – Impose Magazine


“The bass-and-drum grooves are relentlessly catchy, as are frontwoman Nicole Turley’s vocals. She’s able to keep you at full attention amid the relative chaos fueled by walking guitar lines, horn squeals, and well-timed strings accents.” – Prefix Media

“Caribbean melodies and even Tijuana brass horns all converge into an angular haze where one floats in a world between the catalogs of ESG and the Slits.” Buzzbands LA

“It’s one of the oddest albums we’ve heard from LA in recent times, and recommended to anyone tracing trippy parallels with the NNF lot.” Boomkat


“Swahili Blonde have established their vision, and we hope it is here to stay for a very long time…”                         – Sound Colour Vibration 

“Swahili Blonde sounds like what would happen if a bunch of cool-kid records melted together in a fire-pit and were doused with acid rain… Like fellow Angeleno Ariel Pink, Turley seems to view the radio landscape as a surrealist’s playground, something like Salvador Dali in the studio”LA Times

“‘LeMampatee’ is ESG meets Rolling Thunder Revue-era Dylan minimalist punk-funk blown out with troubadour violins and face painted flare”RCRD LBL

“Swahili Blonde concocts a potion from the blood of Motown, The Delta 5, James Chance, and The Slits only to pour it all over a dance floor with Frankie Goes To Hollywood synth goo”SSG Music

“Man Meat is genius, in a way that is totally one of a kind”Foxy Digitalis


I N T E R V I E W S 

Tom Tom Magazine /// Sound Colour Vibration /// Finger Magazine /// YES Magazine (Japan) /// LOUD Magazine (Japan) /// Neotomic