Album of the Month - December 2018
The debut album from Glaswegians Richard Youngs (vocals), Michael Francis Duch (bass), Paul Thomson (percussion/drums) and Luke Fowler (synths/keys), is a playful and mysterious piece, spilling over with funky optimism and blissed out beats.
The strands of melody play and shift around as a dancing bass drags you on to the (surely) flashing dancefloor. Handclaps and percussion permeate throughout, embellishing the tracks with infectious accoutrement. The vocals have a face-to-sun euphoria. They call out while funk-synths whoop and thrumming drums rattle. The loops carry you along in a river of laidback shuffling carnival Afro-grooves.
An enveloping album splashed with new-age positivity, a clear-eyed glimpse of the future powered by mutant disco rhythms, plaintive piano and hypnotic mantras.
Albums of the Month
2. Charles Bradley - Black Velvet
3. Jon Spencer - Spencer Sings The Hits
4. Ed Harcourt - Beyond The End
5. Beans On Toast - A Bird In The Hand
6. Grapetooth - Grapetooth
8. Rosali - Trouble Anyway
9. Straight Arrows - On Top!
10. Vera Sola - Shades