The pub and the television – two of the greatest inventions of all time? Perhaps. Aside from the obvious drinking and watching capabilities they respectively possess, they also usually provide a wealth of music I have yet to hear, filling me with glee and childish excitement.
I chanced upon this track at my local watering hole, The Lamb, not too long ago, and have constantly had the album on the burner ever since. The band’s music is mainly rooted in harmonized math folk, but there is so much more to explore throughout the album. This track has it all however – the brilliant, jarring funk riff which opens proceedings; the contrasting vocal lines that skit between tuneful yelling and soothing harmonies; the heavy breakdown with Rolling Stones-esque ‘woo wooos’. I love this track and I owe it all to my thirst for delicious porter.
I am going to rashly assume that most people have watched Breaking Bad and therefore will have heard this tune, but that can only be a good thing. Taken from the album From All Sides, recorded with guitarist Bola Sete, Ginza Samba has a piano melody which will not leave your brain at any point in the near future. Extremely tidy and tasteful playing combined with a feeling of pure bliss marks this track out, with the rest of the album providing similar joys.
As if we needed any more excuses to go to the pub or sit in front of the box………enjoy!