Over the last few weeks we dug out some gems on Musosoup.com and here are the results featuring words by Chris Sharpe (Lost in the Manor) + guest reviews via Greg Sanderson of Cocoa Futures and Sam Liddicot of Musicmusingsandsuch.com
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The closest he’s come to a quad-core banger.
We’re all still holding out for the kind of fortnight-long swelter that Mahalia’s first official single ‘Sober’ seems destined to soundtrack.
It’s an ode to the good times you thought you’d be having by now
On 'Bet She Looks Like You' Nick sets the stage for a strong debut album.
Anderson .Paak’s takeover of the music world continues.
A guitar-driven spike of jangling energy that swiftly shifts through the cordially vocalised gears to hit its catchy bridge and the sort of borderline-anthemic chorus that the Maccabees took a couple of albums to master
It was a privilege to watch this 12-piece dub/afrobeat/hip-hop group play at the Brixton Jamm. Before the night, I had only heard their recent single – ‘Work House’, which is a badass, well-produced, modern neo-soul classic, reviewed previously on Lost In The Manor.
Like the city lights that NRVS LVRS’ Wendy Brents sings about, this song is pretty freaky. Not in a Frankenstein way, but in more of a cool super-freak kinda way. This is no Rick James funk, though, and is actually Frankenstein in its setup, laying everything out, then mashing it together to create a beautiful monster of a track. Eerie 80s-style organs back the track from start to finish, but rousing drumbeats, flooding finger snaps and handclaps carry the song away from the morose.