It’s conceivable that when Lucky Brown put together Seattle funk and blues collective Mosquito Hawks over a decade ago he wasn’t expecting their debut release to take more than ten years to make an appearance. Still Some Kinda Blues is here now and makes up for lost time with a scorching collection of spit n sawdusted, swamp-funk and blues. Hydrangea is about as raw as it gets and could be a G Love & Special Sauce instrumental from their first or second LP while Mosquito Eater is the grooving bar blues soundtrack to a bayou-side lock-in. If that gets the place rockin, wait until Pt 2 kicks off, periodically adding stanky funk to the mix. And while closer Some Kind Of Blues is the slowest cut (but infused with jazzy trumpet and squalling blues guitar such that you can practically smell a mix of tobacco, bourbon and swamp water) – it’s arguably Jalapeno Pep which is the funkiest, best and a certified roof-raiser.
(Out 11 June on Tramp Records)