i was born _ khartoum



London four-piece KHARTOUM draw musical influence from contemporaries such as Wolf Alice and Sunflower Bean alongside heroes Primal Scream. They played their first ever live show at the Musée du Louvre in Paris, and since then have built a loyal following tearing up stages across London including Extinction Rebellion’s blockade of Marble Arch, London in 2019. The band’s monthly residency at London venue Laylow has seen the likes of Sir Mick Jagger dancing in the front row, and the COVID-19 pandemic saw the band take to the venue’s rooftop to perform a set to locked down Londoners via drone camera. KHARTOUM have featured on Spotify’s Hot New Bands (x5), Fresh Finds, All New Rock and Shockwave and been championed by BBC Radio 1 (Gemma Bradley), BBC Introducing (Live Session & Interview) CLASH, The Line of Best Fit, Wonderland, and Dork. Known for their blistering live sets, KHARTOUM have performed at Latitude Festival in 2021 and at Glastonbury 2019 with more festivals confirmed for 2022 and new music out via London tastemaker label Young Poet right now. spotify


KHARTOUM have shared their new single, "I Was Born".

The track follows on from their recent EP ‘Vultures’, and sees frontman Oscar Dunbar assume the character of an ego in the throes of defeat. readdork


He explains: It’s both a celebration and a lament sung from the perspective of a romantic, angry outsider… about following your heart whilst battling the feeling that you’ve both won and lost it all. Shelley’s Ozymandias was an inspiration when writing this – principally the idea that all power is temporary and ultimately vanishes into the sands of time.




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