Mercury Prize-nominated singer and multi-instrumentalist ESKA shares her ultimate Spotify playlist.

ESKA defies categorisation, blending soul, folk-pop, jazz, electronica and blues. Her twenty-year career has taken her around the world, collaborating with artists including Grace Jones, UNKLE and Tony Allen. In 2015, ESKA released her self-titled debut album to rave reviews, earning a Mercury Prize nomination.

This week ESKA leads an exciting four-day residency “Are You Here?” for 14 emerging musicians, performers and visual artists from across the UK. Brand new music and visuals will be showcased at Band on the Wall on Sunday 28 May in a special one-off event. Tickets are on sale now.


ESKA’s Spotify Playlist


Working Class Here — John Lennon

The Age Of Self — Robert Wyatt

Walls — Fred Locks

Norf Norf — Vince Staples

London Calling — The Clash

Love Will Tear Us Apart — Joy Division

New Big Prinz — The Fall

Last Living Souls — Gorillaz

Staring At The Screen — Elmore Judd

Otim’s War — Ennanga Vision

Mechanical Man — DEVO

Jocko Homo — DEVO

Nag, Nag, Nag — Cabaret Voltaire

Guns Before Butter — Gang Of Four

Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne — Suicide

Inglan Is A Bitch — Linton Kwesi Johnson

Lightning Flash (Weak Heart Drop) — Big Youth