Premiere: Snake – Bird People


Italian/Portuguese label Shit Music For Shit People, now over five years and 23 releases in, have shown admirable dedication to analogue formats. But woe betide anyone who tries to pin a genre label on them – their output so far spans the gamut from spiritual house and glitchy electronica to psych folk and fuzzed out dream pop.

Their newest offering, 'Bird People', is our introduction to the mysterious Snake – currently to be found in Mozambique undergoing "music research" – as this is his first ever label release.

The track opens with delicate congas and jungle ambience, with intermittent birdsong filtering down from the canopy. Snake gradually feeds in warm bass, fizzy synths and ecstatic chanting, resulting in a swampy atmosphere that envelops the whole track. It's a winner alright. Listen below: