Review: Hypnotic Brass Ensemble

Playing at the Voodoo Rooms on a Sunday night were nine guys from Chicago known as the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, brothers from the south side of Chicago, they took to the stage . The Bad Boys of Jazz, managed to get the room in a full flow of energy within minutes of being in the venue. While it was great to see them so intimately in the back room of Edinburgh’s great cocktail venue, there was the distinct feeling that this band’s gig did not perhaps get a suitable amount of marketing. The crowd was sparse, which was a distinct...

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Review: NGOD – Can You Hear Me?

With fantastic pop production, funk guitar riffs, energetic vocals and rhythmic percussion, NGOD has been played by the likes of Huw Stephens (Radio 1) and Steve Lamacq (Radio 6) already. Their quick-paced new track Can You Hear Me? is no disappointment, as it begins with the repetitive mantra there’s always something going on, building the anticipation of their audience from within their own track. Comparable to Foals and Yannis Philippakis, the structured guitar sound yet intermittent synthesized sounds support this band’s energy, prolonging an element of summer as we are well into the autumn months, reluctant to accept this....

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