There's no better way to introduce sunshine and steamy vibes into your dreary January than with an exclusive GoldenPlec stream of Nova Collective's brand new EP 'A New Samba'.

The Brazilian/Irish eight-piece have put together a stylish, four-track collection of Bossa Nova-heavy beats enhanced with the silky vocals of singers Luana Matos and Dónal Kearney. The former receiving her live performance debut at one of our #GoldenBeck gigs - see photos here.

Sit back, relax, embrace the dreamy vibes of 'New Samba' and transport yourself to the turquoise waters of Copacabana beach.

Be sure to head to Bello Bar on Saturday, January 10 for the EP launch with support on the night from Congolese Guitarist Niwel Tsumbu.

Nova Collective will embark on a short Irish tour - check it out below:Full Tour Cover Photo





Louis Ryan says of the EP: "I wanted to try and emulate some of the great features that I was hearing in recordings of 1960s’ Bossa Nova and Samba: a driving pulse; quiet, sensual vocals; colourful harmonies; lyrical melodies; and a definite sense of progression – the music was always taking you somewhere new and exciting.”