Dizraeli and the Small Gods create music unlike anything you’ve heard: hiphop beats, ancient folk and classical meet the dirty edges of jazz. It’s hard-hitting and tender, head-nod and melodic in equal measures, while the lyrics speak stories of life, love and loss with a playfulness and a sly sense of humour.
Headed by award-winning rapper and multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli and featuring World Female Beatbox Champion Bellatrix, Dizraeli and the Small Gods have received plays for their album Moving in the Dark on Radio 6, 3 and 2 (with Huey Morgan hailing the Small Gods as “a great band”), and the band brought holy fire to Billy Bragg’s Left Field stage at Glastonbury 2013.
In 2014, having released a groundbreaking new video with BAFTA-nominated director Jamie Stone, Dizraeli and The Small Gods started the year with a hiatus from gigging to write insanely fresh new material. In the meantime Dizraeli and band DJ DownLow have been flying the flag for the Gods with their own releases and tours, as well as huge support slots for The Pharcyde, Mos Def, Beardyman and Foreign Beggars. With a summer of shows starting at Brighton’s Great Escape Festival and a comeback show at London’s Scala, Dizraeli and The Small Gods continue to push the boundaries and swell their dedicated base of fans.
“Folk or hip hop? I don’t know, but Dizraeli and the Small Gods make me realise how wonderful it is to hear real English – fluent, witty and arresting.” The Times Saturday Review
“Telling touching, funny stories of riots, atheism and Englishness though folk, rap, spoken word and hymns, [Dizraeli and the Small Gods] embody 21st century folk.” The Independent