“Ritual” is the latest single to be released from the Funk Pop outfit Hot Potato Band. Their refreshingly unique approach to a soulful sound hit me before the prelude had even ran through. With such a unique instrumental arrangement, it’s hard not to become enthralled by the warmth of their tonality matched with how tight each fluid progression is. For a band who started off as a collective of street performers I can definitely anticipate big things to come for the Sydney, Australia-based artists. Their genre mash of a single incorporates the groove and rhythm of Funk with an immersive meandering bassline accompanied by brass to fully round off the Pop-style production of the track. And all that is without mentioning the smooth instantly arresting vocals.
You can listen to Hot Potato Band’s latest track for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast