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ALAN EVANS TRIO: Elephant Head

ALAN EVANS TRIO:  Elephant HeadAlan Evans Trio’s new cinematic funk LP Elephant Head drops on 26 November but ahead of that (thank you, I’m here all week!) the title track has been released as a single. Cue the trio launching into swirling retro-tinged psych-funk drenched in wah-wah (on both guitar and keys) with some snarling car-chase guitar grandstanding that almost breaks out into a rock solo. In other words

CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS: Shake / Really Can’t Get Over You (Vinyl 7″)

Just out from the Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers project of Soulive’s Alan Evans comes this upbeat 45 featuring new track Shake and Love & Truth LP cut Really Can’t Get Over You. The former is the brisker of the two opening with a big horns vamp and proceeding no doubt to lay waste to contemporary soul and funk dancefloors as Melanie Masson belts out the lyrics over a driving


CRUSHED VELVET & THE VELVETEERS feat. BROTHER GOODLOVE:  As Far As We KnowNew from Crushed Velvet & The Velveteers is the retro-soul message of latest single As Far As We Know featuring the appropriately velvety-smooth vocals of Brother Goodlove. That’ll be a message of peace and harmony, by the way – a sort of musical balm for all the divisiveness of late, if you will, reminding people of their similarities and the possibilities inherent in working together. Crushed


ON THE SPOT TRIO: HefeIt’s amazing what you can find time to do during lockdown. In On The Spot Trio’s case once such thing is finally releasing a track they recorded six years ago – Hefe – which, it turns out, isn’t just your favourite Instagram filter. This guitar n Hammond-drenched affair presents the sunnier side of funky psychedelia and was recorded by the band in 2014 at the Iron Wax Studio of Soulive drummer Alan Evans – perhaps unsurprisingly


CROWD COMPANY: Stories“Take a pen, think again/ Tell a story with a different end,” sings Esther Dee on new Crowd Company single, Stories, the third to be taken from their forthcoming Alan Evans-produced LP. Now there’s a positive sentiment given the multitude of stories over the last month that were mostly bleak as fuck. I suspect Dee was probably thinking in terms of romantic relationships having a different outcome rather than hedge-fund

AE3: Black Rider

AE3: Black RiderRating: ★★★★★ Bloody hellfire! Stand by for the heavyweight psych-funk-fuzz on AE3 a.k.a Alan Evans Trio’s new single Black Rider. Oh what – Alan Evans – as in the Soullive sticksman? Yes, that Alan Evans. Turns out it’s drummer-man Evans himself on vocals and this is the only vocal track on forthcoming LP The Wild Root. The only vocal track? On the evidence of this, he should have