Slovo

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Slovo is a south London based music collective founded by former Faithless guitarist Dave Randall. Their latest line up includes the Italian singer Barbara Pugliese and US hip-hop artist Mike Ladd, who both contribute to the album Bread & Butterflies which was released 17 July 2020.

The group has previously released two other studio albums: nommo (2002) and Todo Cambia (2007).

For the first album nommo, Randall brought together Iceland's Emilíana Torrini, UK singer Kirsty Hawkshaw, the US rapper Anthony Demore, the drums of Max Roach, the voice of Charlie Chaplin and the words of Woody Guthrie. The album raised questions about the world and was in the words of The Sunday Times, "a wonderful album that is both stridently polemical and determinedly celebratory".

Randall then put together the Slovo live band with singer Andrea Britton, bass player Lucy Shaw, percussionist Sudha Kheterpal, and guitarist and keyboard player Andrew Phillips (Grasscut). The band toured extensively in Europe in 2003 and 2004 playing at many of the major European festivals and supporting Lamb and Damien Rice in the UK.

In 2005, Randall returned to guitar playing duties with Faithless, but also began work on Slovo's second album Todo Cambia. The album featured vocalists Andrea Britton and UK hip-hop MC Bobby Whiskers as well as the voices of Indian activist Arundhati Roy and US political prisoner and writer George Jackson. It was co-produced by Andy Marlow who also joined the band as bass player for a series of performances to coincide with the album’s release in 2007.

During the next decade Randall toured again with Faithless as well as Sinéad O'Connor and Roland Gift. He also composed music for several documentary films and authored the book Sound System: The Political Power of Music (Pluto Press 2017) before returning to the Slovo project.

In 2020, he stated "Bread & Butterflies is Slovo's third studio album and I think it's our best yet. This feels like such a strange and pivotal time to be alive. We've tried to explore the issues affecting us all, and to capture some of the feelings they invoke. But above all this is an optimistic album, born of the belief that a better world is possible".
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Albums

2005277 Nommo — Slovo Slovo Nommo (Album) RuffLife Records 2005277 Netherlands 2002 Sell This Version
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none Todo Cambia — Slovo Slovo Todo Cambia (Album) Brixtown Boogiedown none UK 2007 Sell This Version
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none Bread & Butterflies — Slovo Slovo Bread & Butterflies(CD, Album) Camberwell Recordings none UK 2020 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

SLORLCD-01 Frank & Harry — Slovo Slovo Frank & Harry (Single) RuffLife Records SLORLCD-01 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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none Sertão Blues — Slovo Slovo Sertão Blues (Single) RuffLife Records none Spain 2002 Sell This Version
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SLOVOESFCD European Social Forum 2004 — Slovo Slovo European Social Forum 2004(CD, Single, Ltd, S/Edition) Spacious Music SLOVOESFCD UK 2004 Sell This Version
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BRX006 The One — Slovo Slovo The One (Single) Brixtown BRX006 UK 2007 Sell This Version
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BRX008 Spun Out — Slovo Slovo Spun Out(7", Single) Brixtown BRX008 UK 2008 Sell This Version
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none Whisper — Slovo Slovo Whisper(CDr, Single, Promo) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
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Miscellaneous

PROES1 Weebles Fall — Slovo Slovo Weebles Fall RuffLife Records PROES1 Spain 2002 Sell This Version
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none 6 Music From The BBC - Maida Vale Session — Slovo Slovo 6 Music From The BBC - Maida Vale Session(CDr, Promo) RuffLife Records none UK 2002 Sell This Version
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BRX009 Being You — Slovo Slovo Being You(2xFile, MP3) Brixtown BRX009 UK 2009