The year of the serpent is upon us, lads, and Leeds-based Afrobeat/cosmic jazz behemoth Mansion of Snakes are wasting no time getting slinky and slithery with it. A blaring horn section fronts this 12-piece unit inspired by Fela Kuti, Funkadelic and punk energy. In March 2017 the band released their eponymous EP into the wild, followed by a season of incendiary gig and festival shows including Shambala, Greenman Festival, Kendal Calling and Smugglers Festival. What’s that I can feel wriggling about down there? Get ready for a “devil funk sermon”!