It is nice to know that in this world were a lot of rap and hip-hop was dumbed down to mumbling bedroom wannabes talking in street tough cliches over the same off the shelf meandering beats that occasionally you can still stumble across something which reminds you of the golden age. Moonlight and High Tides sparks and swaggers like an old school hip-hop classic. It is sharp, punchy and for a change revels in its own lyricism, something which seems to have ironically been lost from the genres which arose from a cappella street poetry.
East Coast lyrical dexterity meets underlying West Coast swagger, golden age 90’s vibes but laced with the fresh and exploratory sound of the contemporary scene, The Weekend Tribe are the perfect blend of familiarity and forward thinking, of knowing your place in musical history and being brave enough to be part of a glorious new future. The lyrics are filled with street smarts and social commentary and they land perfectly on the listener with style and confidence and the whole affair is spacious, allowing every word and every beat room to breathe and so work more effectively. A game raising musical slice if ever there was one.