Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Babyhead - Jungle Law Out Soon!

Babyhead, the Bristol based band who have been doing the rounds for some time now on the club and festival scene, are about to release a new single 'Jungle Law' on Rockers Revolt.
The song is taken from their third and what is reported as their "darkest album", 'Heavy Weather' due out in September 2010.
The band blend Reggae, Ska and Hip Hop to great effect and this single shows the dexterity in mixing these styles. Jungle Law is a full on foreboding, horn blaring, big band, ska infused romper with the semi rapped lyrics apparently inspired from famous writer Rudyard Kipling's own The Law Of The Jungle. On the flip is Lupo's dub mix which strips the tune back to basics while adding some keyboards and echo heavy vocal snippets and effects that just add to the intensity of the dark almost apocalyptic feel.
Also due to come out, but not until July is 'Think Money', with its one drop simplicity that sees the band in more sedate waters. The easy going vibe is supplemented by catchy ba-ba-ba-da-da-da melody, which almost disguises the fact this is a song about prostitution, and that people forced into this type of work 'still have bills to pay' just like the rest of us, so 'lay back and think of the money'. Again a Lupo's dub mix shows on the flip, with a nice blend of echo effects and bright keyboards with Rico Rodriguez style trombone solo to play out.
If this is the sound of things to come, then I for one look forward to more.

Jungle Law is out on the 1st June on download and ltd edition 7" vinyl, available to pre-order now at www.rockersrevolt.com/

Also to celebrate the release of Jungle Law, Babyhead will be throwing not one but two release parties...
Friday 28 May 2010 @ Paradise, 19 Kilburn Lane, Notting Hill, London,
Sunday 30 May 2010 @ The Island, Silver Street, Bristol, BS1 2YP

Get along for what promises to be 2 nights of great live music.

For more on Babyhead visit their website www.babyhead.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/

Or for now check ‘em out on YOUTUBE

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