Sisters available on the 30th of January
Mama Moonshine are a bluesy, funky foursome from London that take influences from a variety of influences ranging from Red Hot Chilli Peppers to Ella Fitzgerald and it shows. The band is preparing to release their new single, on the 30th of January, called Sisters.
The band have actually already received a few words of encouragement from Tune Yards and Little Dragon – Yukimi Nagano, from Little Dragon, had this to say: ‘Had a listen to your music. You have a great voice! Keep writing songs 🙂 and have a blast in the studio!! Lots of luv Yukimi.’ So it’s good to see that these lot have got a sound worth noting, at least by Nagano, but how does it what do I think?
Sisters is rather groovy and I think it does set the right tone for what Mama Moonshine are all about. There’s plenty of funky bass and beats from the percussion to keep you jiving along and the guitar does a rather sweet job of adding some bright and warm textures to the song, especially as the song progresses – the guitar gets slightly more rampant. You can almost imagine listening to Sisters on a large boat somewhere in the Mississippi while the song gets thicker and you dance harder, if a little bit clumsily.
The vocals are very Caro Emerald/Ella Fitzgerald and the lyrics themselves are relatively straightforward, which is cool, because who wants to have to contemplate the meaning of life while jiving? Both the vocals and lyrics demonstrate a great sense of confidence in singer, Ruth Armitt, and her strong performance with an already tight sounding band – an absolute pleasure to see live, I’m sure.
But yeah, this is a funky track that I really like, I recommend you keep an eye on the band and if you like what you’ve heard today, maybe you should check out the Sisters single on the 30th of January. If you want to keep track, follow the usual suspects: