20 October 2012

THE NEW MASTERSOUNDS: ‘Out On The Faultline’ LP audio stream + ‘You Mess Me Up’ video (2012)

Some bands joke about being big in Japan but we all know everyone wants to be big in the USA. The New Mastersounds actually are quite big in the USA having managed to sell ‘coal to Newcastle’ or perhaps more accurately, ‘funk to New Orleans.’ No mean feat. The Yanks apparently can’t get enough of this Leeds-based UK act whose best party trick, when they’re in the mood, is Meters’ style grooves. Long-time fans will know these boys are also partial to a bit of Blue Note style jazz-funk jamming as well as afrobeat among the many funky sub-genres in which they display fairly effortless mastery. Also,

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