Eccentric Audio

A 13 track funk album (54m 38s) — released November 21st 2011 on Jalapeno Records

Smoove & Turrell are back with their second album Eccentric Audio. All questions about a difficult second album are brushed aside with the first listen which shows John Turrell at the top of his game lyrically and vocally, while Smoove delivers a timeless production that references but never mimics the greats of soul, hip hop, jazz and rhythm and blues. More focused than their first album, tracks like Money are influenced by the politically aware black music of the 70's while the incredibly melancholy Wasted Man owes as much to songwriters like Nick Drake and trip hop like Massive Attack as it does to Funk & Soul. Slow Down sees John deliver a powerful vocal that evokes the ratpack at their height (assuming Frank, Dean & the boys had lived through acid house and a youth growing up in the North east that is), Broke delivers a riff that De la Soul would have been proud of and Higher is a full tilt Northern Soul stomper. Never ones to forget about what their fans want – live favourites Let Yourself Go, Hard Work and It's the Falling In Love make sure that this is an album you could put on repeat at a party. UK Radio Hard Work playlisted at BBC Radio 2 (B List 4 weeks) / Jazz FM / BBC Scotland / Manx / The Revolution / More Music. Extensive plays at BBC 6 Music / Colourful Radio / BBC Manchester / BBC Newcastle / BBC Tees / Oban FM. We are about to start promoting next single Gabriel to radio for a January release. UK Press 4* the Independent 9/10 Blues & Soul Strong Radio support for lead single 'Gabriel' -Radio 2 (Added to the C list w/c 4/12), Graham Norton - 26/11, zoe ball 3/12 -BBC Newcastle - 18/11, 21/11, 22/11, 24/11, 25/11 x 2, 4 plays w/e 4/12 -BBC Tees, Paddy McDee - 21/11, 22/11, 24/11, 25/11, 4 plays w/e 4/12 -John Aston blast am 3 plays w/c 28/11 -Craig charles 6 music 3/12 -Solar fm 3/12 -mark Watkins blast am 3/12, 4/12
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