Listen Here to the Relix Radio podcast interview that we did at Langerado Music Festival, featuring an extremely silly acoustic version of the new abum track 'Hole in the Bag'
We're just home, still buzzing from an amazing 2 week tour - 2 great slots at Langerado Music Festival, followed by a road trip from Atlanta to NYC. As word spread up the coast the shows got even busier, with Philly and New York selling out. We encountered such incredible enthusiasm and dedication from music-lovers along the way and want to say a hearty thank you to all of you who showed your support and made the trip such a success. We'll see quite a few of you next month in NOLA, and we hope to come back to the East Coast again later in the year. Big love from Si, Pete, Joe and Eddie.
Next month's MOJO magazine comes with a free CD - "The New Dictionary of Blues and Soul," a 'hand-picked collection of modern day grit 'n' grooves' featuring tracks by The Sugarman Three, Sharon Jones, James Hunter, Eli Reed, Watermelon Slim, and... The New Mastersounds. Here's what Mojo's editor has to say about how he made the selection: "While every artist represented here is unique, all of them share a love of roots music that reverberates through their own performances." Precisely!
Interesting feature on the excellent All Music blog. Now that elements of the classic funk/soul sound are showing up again on mainstream records, journalists are starting to connect the dots. It's a shame Top of the Pops was axed from BBC1 - they'd surely have had us on there miming to One Note Brown.
We invited vocalist Dionne Charles up to Leeds at the end of January to write and record tunes for the new album. Eddie starts mixing next week. The release should be early May - check the site regularly for updates and exclusive audio previews.