“We’re living in a golden age of string quartets…It’s hard to disagree when you hear the vibrant young players in New York’s Attacca Quartet.”
– NPR MUSIC
Attacca Quartet, the GRAMMY® Award-winning string ensemble announce their exclusive signing to SONY Classical, releasing two albums this year that embody their redefinition of what a string quartet can be.
On 21 May Attacca Quartet premiere the album’s lead single and video “Electric Pow Wow Drum” a powerfully euphoric take on The Halluci Nation’s fan-favourite anthem, the string collective reimagines the track with regal strings wrapped around a tribal stomp.
The Quartet’s full album, REALLIFE, transcends musical boundaries and is out July 9 and available now for preorder. With guest artists such as TOKiMONSTA and Daedelus and new original tracks from Louis Cole and Squarepusher, the Quartet’s goal of successfully blending musical worlds and breaking down barriers of the genre is accomplished.
This new relationship comes after the Quartet was awarded the 2020 Grammy Award for Best Chamber/Small Ensemble Performance for their work on Orange, featuring the works of Caroline Shaw.