The Impellers – This Is Not A Drill
The Impellers long-awaited second album release is packed with original material.
The rousing instrumental Pon Lo Afuera casts the band in Afrobeat mode, their forceful horns blazing atop an off-kilter clavinet melody, and the defiant Do What I Wanna Do has an underpinning Latin tinge with Clair Witcher fully in control as she is on tracks like The Knock Knock and Signs of Hope & Happiness.
The instrumentals on the album are guaranteed to get ’em dancing if you put this disc on at a party: Intro is a dirty wah-wah groove; Belly Savalas places honking sax on tantalising breakbeats; and closer Last Orders has a deliciously spongy synth line. There is no doubting the quality of the musicianship here, and the players’ strengths really carry the weight.
If you like your funk down and dirty, catch The J.B.’s every time they come to town and are a fan of Osaka Monaurail, this album is clearly going to lift your spirits. This is NOT a drill – This is 100% REAL!