The onset of winter is depressing as shit isn’t it? Long nights, bitter mornings, ice on your toilet seat…what you need is an upbeat, uptempo slice of summery organ-based funk. Amen Brother is precisely what you’ll cry, then, when you hear the A side of this new Bamboos bomb – a cover of The Winston’s classic. Nobody likes someone who’s too happy though! Christ what a pain in the ass! Thus the Bamboos throw in the (frankly even better) northern-soul tinged funky heartbreak of B-side Tears Cried featuring the peerless vocals of Kylie Auldist. Or you could just buy LP Side Stepper on which these two cuts appear.
(Released 8 December on Tru Thoughts. Or 1 December. Depending on which page you read)
Listen to The Bamboos – Amen Brother/ Tears Cried