Get In The Seven Inch Scene
A confession: I’m totally addicted to collecting 7″ vinyl. I just cant get enough of the little bastards. Got over 60 of them now, and that is less than three months of collecting. If you love your music and have a few coins to spare, buy a turntable and get collecting 7s! Your vinyl collection doesn’t take too much looking after, it’s not like a pet fish that will die of hunger. You just need to make sure you keep it stacked upright (not on top of each other) and out of direct sunlight, and it will be yours for (nearly) ever. Nothing beats the warmth of the vinyl experience. I think it is the culmination of senses used to experience, not just the music, but the whole vinyl package, as it were. It’s very hands on, requires your respect not to damage it by manhandling too much or generally mistreating, and gives such an authentic listening experience. There really is no need to get technical with the whole “vinyl versus CD” debate, no-one cares anymore – if you want a CD instead of vinyl, just buy the CD… I buy both formats anyway.
Anyway, this leads me on to my next point. The Bamboos, those funked up Aussies on Tru Thoughts, are dropping their new 7″ on 9th April. The A-side is Get In The Scene feat. Ohmega Watts, and the B-side is the instrumental version. This track is taken from their upcoming second album Rawville that is due out in May. The track is an upbeat funk affair with a laid back style. It features some funky guitar work with a catchy brass and wood melody – not to mention Ohmega Watts’s consistently wicked flow – a great blend. Get In The Scene is beautifully structured and really pays homage to those classic laid back funk sounds, whilst still sounding fresh as a daisy. Catch a clip of the track below…
From what I understand the new album will feature quite a few vocals on the tracks, unlike the debut album on Tru Thoughts from The Bamboos, but if they work anything like as well as this track does… then I cant wait!