Texas is the Lone Star State - nominally part of the United States, it has always had a profoundly independent mindset.
Much of which explains Golden Dawn Arkestra. Sitting somewhere between Sun Ra and Sly Stone, their outer-galactic, intra-national hymns soar into space with a funky stride.
Outlandish, colourful and packed with imagination, the band's live performances involve a vast array of instruments and costumes.
Clash is able to premiere new cut 'Sama Chaka' and it's a deliriously funk, irresistibly contagious piece of music.
Check it out now.