A highly impressive debut from an interesting new funk act The Beta Club. They claim to be international but it seems the nucleus hail from the much-maligned UK city Coventry. Sometimes the most beautiful art can come from the darkest of places, right? For the music, both cuts are a total trip. "Brassa Nova" is a hugely cosmic affair as weaves of fuzzy guitars and far-away horns fuse in a way that's not dissimilar to Herbaliser when they're deep in Sessions mode. "Freak Beat" takes the band's 70s narrative even further thanks to vast space amid the instrumentation, the Mancini-style horns and alluring sitar twangs. A band to tattoo to your radar... Remember where you heard about them first.
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