Denton, Texas Indie Funk Blues band Spank are back with a new groovy dude single and it’s a pleasant break from the world. This is old school stuff with lots of solos and breaks from the skillful drummer and bassist. I really enjoyed this and was lost for a while while grooving along to this new track. A perfect theme track to a series from the 70’s show I could see Hyde rocking in his shades while dancing to this with Celso.
These guys love fusing rock, funk, blues, jazz, and r&b into their songs and the sound is so uniquely awesome. I imagine seeing Spank jamming away at a festival with smoke filled crowds all happy and dancing to these chilled tunes. The main theme here is that the guys don’t take themselves too seriously and this track is all about just having fun. They do speak about being careful in the party scene as it can wear you out. Solid advice here from their friend ”Mr. Rogers Buzz”.
Click on their Youtube channel for more groovy vibes from the Texas outfit with lots of soul.
To find out more about their next tours I’d check out their Facebook.
They boys seem more active on Insta so also check them out there too.
Reviewed by Llewelyn Screen
If it’s been a while since an up and coming Alternative artist has left you adrenalized by their curve creating ingenuity, hit play on the Funk-riddled mix It’s Going Down from breaking Berlin-based artist Roadx.
Finding the perfect balance between Funk, Electro Pop and Soul, Roadx created sultry expressive earworm which will stick to your synapses like superglue. It transcends transcendence and offers danceable beats which give you very little option in whether you’ll move to them.
I got just as excited hearing It’s Going Down as I did the first time I heard John Grant’s nuanced take on Electronica. If you think that sounds like hyperbole, try resisting the danceable energy which the chorus will throw at you.
You can check out Roadx’s latest single It’s Going Down for yourselves by heading over to SoundCloud now.
Review by Amelia Vandergast
Post Punk artists may be fairly prolific in Manchester, but there are none quite like Weimar. Their latest single “Marvel to the State” featuring Rose Niland is set to appease anyone who appreciates their soundscapes to come with tangible warmth, personable charisma, and empowering socio-political focus.
Marvel to the State was written as an ode to the women who have fought against the oppression of political regimes throughout history, but despite the dark topic of oppression, you can’t help but be uplifted by the soulful track. Soul and Post Punk don’t often go hand in hand, but Weimar’s sound is an eclectic smorgasbord of elements weaved together in an un-assimilative refreshing feat of ingenuity.
If you could imagine a mash-up between Mr Bungle and Squeeze, you’d get a good idea of the infectiously playful Jazz Funk which is weaved into the single. It takes a discernible amount of technical skill to rip out the riffs you’ll get to soak up in Marvel to the State; giving you one more reason to become enamoured by their inventively expressive approach their sound.
You can check out the official music video to Marvel to the State for yourselves by heading over to YouTube now.
Their debut album is due to drop in Spring 2020, so, give them a follow on Facebook to keep up with their latest releases.
Review by Amelia Vandergast