Melt Yourself Down is the sound of Cairo ’57, Cologne ’72, New York ’78, London 2013. Sounds you can taste and smell: fierce post-punk, discordant funk and wild sonic voodoo. Centred around saxophonist Pete Wareham, they number some of the finest musicians in the land, spanning jazz, rock and world music. Live, they’re a tropical storm, lit up and led by Kushal Gaya, part finger-pointing punk shaman, part proselytising preacherman. Their message: Melt Yourself Down and turn yourself up. Melt Yourself Down: Pete Wareham (Acoustic Ladyland, Polar Bear), Kushal Gaya (Zun Zun Egui), Shabaka Hutchings (Sons Of Kemet, Heliocentrics), Tom Skinner (Hello Skinny, Sons Of Kemet, Mulatu Astatke), Ruth Goller (Acoustic Ladyland, Rokia Traoré), Satin Singh (Fela!). Electrified by Leafcutter John.