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Cristobal and The Sea return with fidgety cosmic-pop jam "Goat Flokk"

17 May 2017, 10:00 | Written by Laurence Day

Cristobal and The Sea are back with "Goat Flokk", the first single from upcoming record Exitoca.

"Goat Flokk" sees the troupe merging various musical ideas and styles - from "Brazilian Tropicalia" to "Syrian pop" - into one heady mesh of movement. It demands a physical reaction.

The London-based cosmopolitan collective, with members hailing from Portugal, Spain, France, Egypt, and the USA, recorded the LP in a "self-made studio" just outside of Paris with Yehan Jehan on production duties. Exitoca is an album steeped in the world of today, looking at Brexit, politics, nationality, polygamy, escapist fantasies, and more.

New band member Elliott Arndt directs the visuals for the endlessly kinetic "Goat Flokk", which sees a range of fantastical figures celebrating life in unusual locations.

"I wanted to create a sort of psychedelic and cinematic enigma by suggesting links betweens the characters and their actions yet never really giving anyone the satisfaction of knowing what the hell is going on," Arndt explains. "The song really just called for something surreal, fast-paced, and random and that's just what we went for."


  1. Porcelanosa
  2. Goat Flokk
  3. Totem Tennis
  4. Steal My Phone
  5. Father and Producer
  6. Salsa Dude
  7. The Seed
  8. Brother
  9. Smadness
  10. The Leaf Isn't Turning Red
  11. Before Nine
  12. Uma Voz
  13. Sa Ou Che
  14. Take A Look At My Mind
Exitoca is released 22 September via City Slang.
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