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SMOOVE & TURRELL: Crown Posada (2016) Album review

crown-posada-smoove-turrellRating: ★★★★★ It’s a bit of oft-repeated wisdom that a new classic song can be identified from the listener’s feeling that they have heard it somewhere before – only to discover that they haven’t. Another bit of oft-repeated musical wisdom is that after the ‘difficult third’ album – a band’s output tends to tail off a bit. The relevance of the first of

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Now Or Never (2014)

Now Or Never Smoove  TurrellRating: ★★★★★ So it turns out that the next single off Smoove and Turrell‘s epic soul and disco LP Broken Toys from back in the summer is the closer, Now Or Never. Coincidentally the band must have been wondering precisely when they could get away with releasing this big ‘lights-have-come-back-on’ drunken folksy singalong and if not now, in the festive season when you can hardly

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Will You Be Mine (2014) + video

Will You Be Mine Smoove TurrellRating: ★★★★★ Fans of classy disco get very lucky here as Smoove & Turrell unleash the massive and obvious choice for crossover hit single from third LP Broken Toys in the form of the potentially Daft Punk/ Pharrell/ Niles Rodgers-bothering Will You Be Mine. They’re from Newcastle though so don’t expect the video to feature the band all gannin aboot in spangly threads like. This one

SMOOVE & TURRELL: Broken Toys (2014) Album review

Broken Toys Smoove TurrellRating: ★★★★★ Smoove & Turrell reach that critical career watershed of the ‘difficult third’ album. You know – the one which can elevate a good band to classic status or see a previously good band consigned to the scrap heap like…well…like a broken toy. Sure, debut Antique Soul was particularly well-received and the pair sidestepped the ‘Antique Soul-Pt II’-trap with Eccentric Audio

FAB SAMPERI: The Remixes (2013)

Rating: ★★★★★ There is a lot of good music coming out at the moment – a veritable torrent of it in fact, the likes of which hasn’t been seen since March. Here’s some more – and this time it’s that captain Fab Samperi standing proud in his remix tugboat and effortlessly guiding both Smoove & Turrell and The Soul Session into new waters. S&T’s original is the most high profile of the two and

TIM MCVICAR: For The Money (2011)

Smoove & Turrell’s live band bassist, Tim McVicar, steps out from the shadows cast by neo-northern soul’s unlikeliest but most deserving stars with his first breaks tune. Despite this release’s title, one can only assume he does this less for the money in these days of free downloads, illegal downloads and tinny, piss-weak ‘I converted it from a Youtube video’ mp3s, than for the show