Lion Babe

Lion Babe announce ‘Sun Joint’ mixtape

Lion Babe, the R&B/soul duo also known as Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman, have announced their new mixtape Sun Joint.

The 11-track mixtape will be their first new material following the release of their debut album Begin earlier this year. Sun Joint has a feel-good, chilled-out vibe including the duo’s signature technicolor palette of sounds. Soul, funk, electronics and earworm melodies can all be heard throughout.

Tracks like ‘Jazz Drums’ and ‘Endless Summer’, which has just premiered on Stereogum, immediately set the mixtape’s mood. Other highlights such as ‘Tina Turner’ and ‘Don’t You Worry’ expertly match the kinetic energy of their not-to-be-missed live shows.

The mixtape also includes two different interpretations of Begin favourite ‘Jungle Lady’, with remixes featuring Raury and Angel Haze. The Angel Haze-featuring second remix was recently featured on the latest Kitty Cash Love The Free, Volume III mixtape.

To coincide with the mixtape, Lion Babe are kicking off their first North American headlining tour on July 1 at ESSENCE Festival. During July and August, the duo will tour their high-energy show across the U.S and Canada. They will visit cities including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Toronto.

Lion Babe have also made time to play an array of worldwide music festivals this summer. These include the renowned Glastonbury and Reading & Leeds festivals.

Tickets for their tour, sponsored by Afropunk, can be purchased at Full tour dates for their headlining tour can be found below.

Official North America Tour Dates:

Friday July 1, 2016 – Louisiana Superdome @ ESSENCE Festival – New Orleans, LA
Saturday July 2, 2016 – The Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA^
Saturday July 2, 1016 – Vinyl – Atlanta, GA
Monday July 4, 2016 – The Surf Lodge – Montauk (Long Island), NY
Wednesday July 6, 2016 – The Sixth & I – Washington, DC^
Thursday July 7, 2016 – Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY^
Friday July 8, 2016 – Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA^
Sunday July 10, 2016 –The Foundry – Philadelphia, PA^
Tuesday August 9, 2016 – The Independent –San Francisco, CA^
Thursday August 11, 2016 – The Constellation Room- Santa Ana, CA^
Friday August 12, 2016 – The Echoplex – Los Angeles, CA^
Saturday August 13, 2016 – Brooklyn Bowl – Las Vegas, NV^
Sunday August 14, 2016 – Pub Rock – Pheonix, AZ^
Tuesday August 16, 2016 – The Fox – Boulder, CO^
Thursday August 18, 2016 – Studio B – Minneapolis, MN^
Friday August 19, 2016 – The Double Door – Chicago, IL^
Saturday August 20, 2016 – The Shelter – Detroit, MI
Sunday August 21, 2016 – Rivoli – Toronto, ON

^ With Kamau

Sun Joint will be available to download from on June 21.

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Written by Katrina Rees

I'm Katrina, or Kat to pretty much everyone. I'm an editor for CelebMix, a content writer, a boyband lover and an all round music fanatic.
Twitter: @lifeofkatrina