Tune-Yards return with Water Fountain track from new album Nikki Nack

New album is out on 5 May

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tUnE-yArDs are back following their playful breakthrough album Whokill with a new song called "Water Fountain", which will feature on their third album Nikki Nack.

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"Water Fountain" sounds as though a circus spilled out onto the streets after dark, a riotous track in the vein of "Gangsta" (which was used in Orange Is The New Black last year).

Merrill Garbus, who heads up the band, last year said she had taken a trip to Haiti to root herself "in a non-western musical tradition" after studying Haitian drumming in California ahead of the new album.

She also went on a four day course in 'intensive folkloric and contemporary dance'.

"On these incredible days we were taught to dance by, I am convinced, some of the best folkloric and contemporary dancers in all of Haiti," she added. "I am not a dancer so much, but these days I will dance harder than I ever have in my whole life. I will also cry some more. Several times, quietly."

Nicki Nack has been produced by John Hill (Rihanna, Shakira, MIA) and Malay (Frank Ocean, Alicia Keys, Big Boi) and has a release date of 5 May.

The tracklisting is as follows:

"Find a New Way"

"Water Fountain"

"Time of Dark"

"Real Thing"

"Look Around"

"Hey Life"


"Why Do We Dine on the Tots?"

"Stop That Man"

"Wait for a Minute"

"Left Behind"

"Rocking Chair"