They call themselves SHEIKH and they originally formed in Bahrain. The London based four piece – Mazen Almaskati (Vocals), Vish Mhatre (Drums) and Rab Honar (Bass) and Jad Habib (Guitar) – deliver good ‘guitar driven psych rock’ with a ‘pop’ influence. ‘Fonda’ is their impressive debut track (released on the 16th of January 2015), produced by Ian Dowling (Jungle, Bombay Bicycle Club).
The single explores escapism and collectivism and was written and produced at Eve Studios in the Manchester countryside. Eve Studios is a three story house filled with an array of vintage equipment such as tape-delays and soviet-era unbranded guitar pedals.
Photo by Phil Smithies