|1965 Records Limited
Release Date: 04 March 2016
Format: LP Vinyl
|Black Peaches Get Down You Dirty Rascals Limited Vinyl LP + Download
∑ Following the recent unveiling of Black Peaches debut single, ĎFire & A Water Signí, 1965 Records announce the release of debut album ĎGet Down You
∑ Black Peaches is the new project of Rob Smoughton, probably best known as a longtime member of Hot Chip and Scritti Politti, while his alter-ego Grovesnor has released a number of critically acclaimed albums.
∑ A midway point between the swamp and the tropics, Black Peachesí music is gloriously loose-limbed and strung-out: a psychotropic stew of country boogie, spiritual jazz and funk.
∑ With slide guitars, Latin percussion and shimmering keyboards, the Peaches sound is a cinematic experience, the soundtrack to a bar fight at the country
disco or an incantation of the black arts. At other times they swagger with the easy confidence of Little Feat, Manassas or Dr John to create a pulsating, unwinding groove for a hot summerís day where no oneís in too
much of a hurry.
∑ Black Peaches demanded a band format so Smoughton sent his initial demos to musicians he fancied roping in, like Grosvenorís live drummer Nick
Roberts and Charlie Michael (The Severed Limb, Shock Defeat), a master of Brazilian percussion. Smoughton had played with bassist Susumu Mukai in
(Hot Chip frontman) Alexis Taylorís live band. Duelling guitarist Adam Chetwood is a fellow country and jazz fan and plays pedal steel too. Thomas Greene (Cold Specks) on keyboards completes a consummate line-up that added ideas to Smoughtonís demos, which he then took away and wrote more parts for.
∑ Inspirations include 1970s Nashville combo Barefoot Jerry and their guitarist Mac Gaden - a combination of Southern soul and country coming together, with Caribbean or South American music seeped in. Steven Stillsí first post- Crosby Stills Nash & Young ensemble Manassas were a blueprint in terms of Black Peachesí line-up, with percussion and pedal steel. Then, from Brazil, the rhythm section of Baden Powell Sambasí 1966 album ĎOs Afro Sambasí and the double guitar attack of the psych-tinged Novos Baianos, alongside
Chicagoís funky post-rockers 5Style and Krautrock legends Can.
∑ LP format includes digital download card.
1. Double Top
2. Chops On Tchoupitoulas
3. Fire & A Water Sign
4. A Rainbow Appears In Saturn's Rings
5. Hanging Moon
6. Below The Waves
8. Pomegranate Morning
9. Raise High The Roofbeams, Carpenters