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30 Seconds interview: Hejira

Hackney act Hejira are the latest musical innovators to be unearthed by Matthew Herbert’s dividing rod. This group met in London but have musical heritages stretching back to Chile, Hungary, Ethiopia and Germany. It’s the diversity of their backgrounds which part explains the exploratory sounds of their debut album Prayer Before Birth, a record which touches on prog, folk, jazz and orchestral pop. The album is out now on Accidental Records.