75 Dollar Bill

Formed in 2012 in New York City by guitarist Che Chen and percussionist Rick Brown – who would pound out beats on a wooden box – the experimental New York duo have now morphed into a cracking ensemble. Their latest record, I Was Real, a dazzling double album that blurs boundaries and merges genre topped the discerning Wire Magazine’s albums of the year. They take in raw world music, psych rock, country, blues, drone and jazz – stitching these diverse influences together into a powerful, hypnotic sound that is as unique as it is fascinating.