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Their tightly arranged horn section has always been a powerful force of Newcastle funk and soul institution Nick Pride & The Pimptones, and with the addition of velvet-voiced Eliza Lawson and an all-new rhythm section, the Newcastle outfit are sounding lustier than ever. Formed in 2007, there’s a breezy subtlety to their fusion of funk and soul, jazz and blues, disco and dance, furnishing an air of class and grace. Now on their fifth release, Ideology presents twelve tracks that entwine their wealth of experiences with their reinvention.

Singles Don’t Turn Me Loose and Four Leaf Clover balance a retro aura with modern-day pop, creating a light and airy attitude. A grand horn opening sets the political scene for quick-paced Queens Are Stronger Than Kings, which pays tribute to Michele Obama and creates a vivid anthem which could hold a place in musical theatre. A Latin flavour washes over track UNITY with a thrashing, exotic instrumental, while Northern Soul fanatics won’t be disappointed with One More Tear. This LP has a lot to tell you about its optimistic hopes for a better future, while keeping its feet firmly placed on the dance floor.

Nick Pride & The Pimptones release Ideology on 4th September


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