Brighten up your day with the irresistibly catchy "Routes to Riches," as English-Filipino instrumentalist/singer Andy Platts and his band show flashes of soul-funk brilliance and bring an old-school sensibility along with a few modern touches.
Mamas Gun know how to get down. On "Routes to Riches," they show flashes of Earth, Wind & Fire, Curtis Mayfield and other funk-soul giants, while putting their own modern twist on the genre.
The London band bucks and swings with all the swagger of a classic '70s funk band, complete with big-soul backup singers and a full horn section. The five-piece group is the brainchild of instrumentalist and producer Andy Platts, who has a true knack for writing irresistibly catchy tunes.
"Miracle" starts off as a slinky funk riff and blossoms into a full-blown rave-up; the album's first single, "Pots of Gold," is full-on '70s romance-funk, and "Finger On It" would work just as well as a James Brown song.
Inspired by the old school but with a thoroughly modern aesthetic, "Routes to Riches" is a great debut by a band to watch.
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