Having played at Glastonbury in 2013 to a rapturous response, Deep Street Soul are back to release third studio album Come Alive! A collection of modern funk and soul the album is set for release on Freestyle Records and includes vocals from Kylie Auldist and Joshua Tavares.
Deep Street Soul, since signing to Freestyle Records in 2008, have earned a reputation as being right at the grittiest end of the hard funk scene. From their debut self titled instrumental long player, to the 2011 follow up Look Out, Watch Out, which earned the group plenty of accolades.
2016 sees Deep Street Soul return with this quite spectacular new collection, Come Alive! Whilst the diamond hard, driving grooves remain undiminished, the album’s opening track ‘Out Of The Gates’ should banish any thoughts that this incredible collective could ever slow up or go soft! There is also no doubt that the band’s song writing has developed to an equally assured level.
Case in point is lead single ‘Souls Come Alive’ which leaps from the speakers with Monique Boggia’s electric piano intro, the blistering horns kick like a donkey behind May Johnsons’ simply exemplary singing. The song’s catchy appeal will be lost on no one with an ear for genuine organic 21st century should music.
The flip side, ‘Done Me Wrong’, also doesn’t let the pressure drop for a second. Joshua Tavares, from Melbourne, adds further weight to the idea that Australia is the current hyper fertile nursery for the 21st century soul talent. ‘The Hardest Part Is Knowing’ is a dynamic and sultry ballad that encapsulates precisely what is required when delivering an authentic song of heartbreak just like the way it used to be done.
DEEP STREET SOUL
MAY 21ST – CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
with Public Opinion 6, Echo Drama & DJ Pierre Baroni
Tickets on sale click http://cornerhotel.com
“Together Deep Street Soul have re-defined the concept of raw funk!”
Craig Charles, BBC 6 Music