Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hot 8 Brass Band – Milwaukee Fat (Tru Thoughts)

Yet another release coming from Brighton’s Tru Thoughts, ‘Milwaukee Fat’ is the first single from the Hot 8 Brass Band’s eagerly anticipated new album ‘Tombstone’, due for release on 20th May.

Offering a lens on the lives and loves of the band, the lead single is actually a dedication to tuba player Kerwin James – otherwise known as Milwaukee Fat – formerly of New Orleans outfit the New Birth Brass Band and a close friend of Hot 8. Sadly Kerwin died suddenly following his evacuation to Houston in the wake of Hurricane Kartrina, with the track bearing his name a true testament to the high regard which they clearly held him. As such, the recording is full of exuberant energy in its excitable instrumental style and zealous vocal ad-libs, playing like a suddenly realized music revelation in its assertive sonic confidence.
‘Hot 8 Shit’ is of similar ilk in its massive party vibe, be it with a slightly more pronounced hip hop flavor.

Call it B-hop, B-funk or whatever you want, the Hot 8 gang continues to deliver incredible, forward thinking brass-led dancefloor fodder in spades, and clearly have a bloody good time doing it!

‘Milwaukee Fat’ is out on 6th May via Tru Thoughts. Preview and pre-order the single on iTunes here. |
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