Let’s Get Arrested/ The Hump – Supertonic Sound Club (AMTY)
The latest release from Irish soul/ reggae outfit Supertonic Sound Club is a continuation of their rise to what must surely be chart success at some point.
Taken from their forthcoming debut album, this twin hitter is further validation of the talent that this young band holds. The first track is massively reminiscent of the late Amy Winehouse as produced by Mark Ronson. Pained but passionate female vocals sing over a big brassy soul sound. Aimed firmly at the dance floor, this is as good a modern pop soul record as you could imagine. Following it up is something of a change of mood. An instrumental, The Hump probably owes as much to late Sixties to mid-Seventies funk and soul as anything else. Various instruments take the lead through the track – there’s a slight expectation of a voice to come through, saying ‘and on bass...’ at times, but it isn’t a track for showcasing, more of showing how they all work together to create a good-time sound. Given the band’s track record on previous releases, the album can’t drop soon enough for these ears, but as a taster of what is to come then I’d grab a copy of this before it sells out.