Necktr are a 9 piece soul fusion band who formed in Leeds with a vision to bring together elements of hip-hop, afrobeat, soul and jazz to create compositions that provide an exciting twist on contemporary songwriting. Their sound explores a wealth of textures and soundscapes as they weave between captivating grooves and anthemic choruses.
After gaining a reputation in Leeds for their raucous and energetic live shows, the band took to the road and have played around the country alongside the likes of Gilles Peterson, Nubiyan Twist, Snazzback, Nubya Garcia, Afriquoi and K.O.G and The Zongo Brigade. This has included notable performances at The Jazz Café in London, as well as appearances at festivals such as The Great Escape, Mostly Funk & Soul and Boomtown in Summer 2019.
The band released their debut EP ‘Something’s Happening’ through Wormfood Records in 2018, as well as subsequent single ‘Cold Water’ this autumn. They are currently working on a second release, due to be released in Summer 2020.
“Exploding in 2017, Necktr are one of those bands that you can’t help but rave about at every opportunity. They’ve already smashed the legendary Boileroom in Guildford and the Sebright Arms in London this year, meaning that this nine-piece jazz-afrobeat-hip-hop fusion band are ready to take their party across the country and bring joy to the people.”