That’s a bit more like it. New Record Kicks signings, Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers, strut onto the retro funk scene appropriately enough with a seven inch and manage to squeeze on three tracks. I’ve Been Waiting has the soul vibe of Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings more recent output, the other two are somewhat more lively and all three showcase William’s raw-edged vox. Don’t Tell Me has the edge for its sophisticated JB’s-style groove and indeed could have been a lost Vicki Anderson cut were it not for the fact that Williams’ voice is less in the Anderson vein than the Roxie Ray vein. Not that there’s anything wrong with that you understand.
(Out now on Record Kicks)
HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE TASTEMAKERS – I’ve Been Waiting by HannahWilliams&Tastemkrs
HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE TASTEMAKERS – Deep Fried Funk by HannahWilliams&Tastemkrs
(PRESS RELEASE) RK is delighted to introduce its latest signing HANNAH WILLIAMS & THE TASTEMAKERS, a brand new deep funk & soul combo from the South Coast of the UK that has already gained praise from DJs such as Craig Charles (Funk & Soul Soul on BBC6) and Nik Weston (Mukatsuku / Guynamukat). Fronted by sensational soul diva Hannah Williams, whose warm and husky tones have been defined nothing less than “superb”, The Tastemakers are one of those up and coming funk bands to look out for if you love the retro sound.
The group’s very limited self-produced 7″ has been getting increasingly popular within radio and club circuits and is now available for purchase here at the RK website on 7″/Digital Download. From straight-up soul piece “I’ve Been Waiting” to funky dance-floor numbers “Don’t Tell Me” and “Deep Fried Funk”, there’s no doubt Hannah Williams & The Tastemakers throw down some heavy vibes that are sure to make this single turn into a saught-after rarity in little to no time, so hurry while supplies last! The band is currently busy in the studio and their debut album is expected to drop on Record Kicks next Autumn/Winter, so hold on tight if you’re among the many eager to hear more!