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MNP: Ratto Nero b/w Beard (7″ Vinyl)(2017)

MNP:  Ratto Nero b/w Beard (7Next from the aptly-named Delights label comes this new 45 from Brighton-based psych-funk outfit MNP in the form of the sinister double-header of Ratto Nero and Beard. The first of these provides a pysch-funk soundtrack to being hung up on a meathook and flayed, then having to watch while the perpetrator dons your skin like a bleeding suit. We’ve all been there. Beard on the other hand is
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THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER: Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7″ Vinyl)(2017) + video

THE ALLERGIES feat. ANDY COOPER:  Main Event/ Buzzsaw (7Rating: ★★★★★ And today’s main event is The Allergies’ new 45 off recent LP Push On entitled Main Event and featuring Ugly Duckling emcee and unofficial third Allergy Andy Cooper himself. Man, that is a main event! Expect boom-bap drums, lashings of horns and hook-filled party lyrics. What’s that Andy? “Don’t wear expensive clothes/ When the heat’s up you’ll sweat right through
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D/TROIT: Soul Sound System (7″ Vinyl)(2017) + Video premiere

D/TROIT:  Soul Sound System (7Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show regulars will probably already know that Denmark has entered the deep-soul fray in the shape of D/Troit so ears will prick up at the news that the band are shortly to release new single Soul Sound System on 7″ wax. It’s a funky, clattery soul-shakedown, heavy on the horns, mixed by none other than Daptone’s Gabe Roth (blimey!) and celebrates funk-soul
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MARKEY FUNK: Witch Doctor (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

MARKEY FUNK:  Witch Doctor (vinyl 7Look out – Markey Funk’s box of delights is open once again and this time it’s new psych-funk 45 Witch Doctor that slithers out. Working his production voodoo, he crafts initial Delia Derbyshire-esque synth swirls that rapidly give way to a phat drum break apparently recorded by like-minded space traveller Dan Mayo of CRuNCH 22 and then the heavy fuzz guitar kicks in. No
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LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS: I’m Coming Home b/w Precious Love (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

LEE FIELDS:  I'm Coming Home b/w Precious Love (Vinyl 7Soul survivor Lee Fields is all loved-up on his new vinyl 7″ with a double paean to the woman of his heart (well – we’ll assume it’s the same woman anyway) and once again, both cuts come from his recent Special Night album. A-side I’m Coming Home finds our man in world-weary mode lamenting the fact that, “the man tried his best to work me to death,” atop a suitable slowie of a
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THE EMINENT STARS: Bar Shift (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

THE EMINENT STARS:  Bar Shift (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ The Eminent Stars’ Bar Shift vinyl 7″ is their first new material since 2014’s Sittin’ In With album and damn if it doesn’t top anything on that. Once again the band team up with the whiskey-voiced Bruce James who lays it down about – well – his bar shift and in doing so provides an anthem for skid row intoxicologists everywhere. Always the same faces in the main it
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THE NEW BUZZ & KARL S WILLIAMS: Valley Of Silence 45 (2017)

THE NEW BUZZ & KARL S WILLIAMS:  Valley Of Silence b/w Brisket Bits 45Bringing the soul fuzz on this 45 are The New Buzz & Karl S Williams – the latter joining the Brisbane outfit to lend a southern rasp to torch song Valley Of Silence on the A-side of their new seven inch. Initially, it’s all about the low ‘n slow as Williams smoulders along to brooding organ and tremolo guitar but eventually things build to an epic psych-fuzz outro and Williams in soul overdrive. There’re
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LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE: Feriado Tropical (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE:  Feriado Tropical 7Feriado Tropical? Tropical Holiday? Sounds nice – who doesn’t want one of those? But what if you could have a tropical holiday on seven inch wax? I know! And that’s precisely what you’ll be able to cop from Estonian funk juggernaut Lexsoul Dancemachine come this autumn. How do you like them coconuts? Coincidentally, Coconuts – their equally tropically-flavoured single from last year –
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MAKO & MR BRISTOW: ‘Stank Soul Edits Vol. 3’ (Vinyl 7″)(2017)

MAKO & MR BRISTOW:  'Stank Soul Edits Vol. 3' 7Looks like the cat is already out of the bag on this one so little reason to hang fire about the fact that Mako & Mr Bristow are to follow up their mighty double 7 inch 2015 Resense edit drops with a Stank Soul Edits Vol. 3 45 (Resense 043) early this autumn. This time around the pair dig-up an old southern soul ballad on the one hand and a late-night love song on the other, re-flipping them as
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THE ALLERGIES: Entitled To That (Vinyl 7″) (2017)

THE ALLERGIES Entitled To That (Vinyl 7Rating: ★★★★★ Entitled To That eh? And precisely what could The Allergies be entitled to as a consequence of their massive new single co-penned with Ugly Duckling emcee Andy Cooper in a neo-northern soul stylee? And by ‘massive new single’, I mean a banging horns-led stomp, weighing in with a classic 146 bpm tempo and featuring the supremely capable Honey Larochelle
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