Thursday, November 28, 2013

Fontanelles: Horns of Freedom debut

This a rather groovy record, give it a listen... "We’re delighted to announce the debut album from The Fontanelles. Originally formed to be the onstage band for the London run of Fela! The Musical, the band’s natural chemistry was such that they instinctively continued performing together when the show ended. They took the energy of the stage show and started working on original material, adding reggae, ethio-jazz and ska influences to the afrobeat source.

Their debut album takes in everything that defines The Fontanelles’ distinct sound. There’s uptempo Afrobeat thumpers (Gaia’s Revenge, the seismic Afrocat and recent single Criminality), mid-tempo dub groovers (Pinprick & Project 31) and the band’s unique take on lo-slung funk (The Wave)."

Out now on First Word Records - CD/LP/Digital.

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