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The Bamboos - On The Sly



the bamboos on the sly
The Bamboos - On The Sly
(12") Tru Thoughts TRU211, 2009-02-08

What do you get when you combine a truly nasty, percussive drum break with massive Hammond and guitar stabs, a loping sly horn line and Kylie Auldist’s velvet rip-saw vocals? On The Sly is the first single from The Bamboos’ upcoming album, 4, and a real statement of intent: a piece of music for 2010 that somehow transcends the boundaries of what we know as the ‘Deep Funk’ scene and pushes The Bamboos up into a world all their own, On The Sly is The Bamboos crystallised, arrived, their own unique sound fully realised.

the bamboos on the sly
The Bamboos - On The Sly
(12") Tru Thoughts TRU211, 2009-02-08

Tracklisting :
A1. On The Sly feat. Kylie Auldist
A2. On The Sly (Instrumental)
A3. On The Sly feat. Kylie Auldist (A Cappella)
B1. Turn It Up feat. Lyrics Born
B1. Turn It Up (Instrumental)
B1. Turn It Up feat. Lyrics Born (A Cappella)


The Bamboos - On The Sly feat. Kylie Auldist

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kylieauldist.com
myspace.com/kylieauldistmusic
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Press Release :
What do you get when you combine a truly nasty, percussive drum break with massive Hammond and guitar stabs, a loping sly horn line and Kylie Auldist’s velvet rip-saw vocals? “On The Sly” is the first single from The Bamboos’ upcoming album, “4”, and a real statement of intent: a piece of music for 2010 that somehow transcends the boundaries of what we know as the ‘Deep Funk’ scene and pushes The Bamboos up into a world all their own, “On The Sly” is The Bamboos crystallised, arrived, their own unique sound fully realised. The “On The Sly” video has amassed nearly 5,000 YouTube hits in its first couple of weeks, revealing a demand for this song that is bound to see it gracing the most high profile of playlists.

Australia’s finest, The Bamboos, have been championed by Mark Lamarr (BBC Radio 2), Craig Charles, (BBC 6 Music), Kenny Dope and Keb Darge. Widely acclaimed as one of the best and tightest deep funk bands on the planet, they are up there with Sharon Jones’ Dap Kings in the danceability, authenticity and cool stakes and – oh ok, if you insist we go there – bandleader Lance Ferguson (aka production wunderkind Lanu) more than rivals your Mark Ronsons in the categories of ‘busiest man in funk’ and ‘crossover cover version genius’…not to mention that all important tie-breaker, ‘pop star looks’. Their cover of Kings Of Leon’s “King Of The Rodeo” last year scored the XFM ‘X-Posure Hot One’ accolade, BBC 6 Music daytime play, and 100,000+ YouTube hits; while - at the opposite end of the musical spectrum - dancefloors and forums were buzzing with their incendiary version of drum and bass anthem “Amen Brother”.

With regular guest vocalist Kylie Auldist, The Bamboos delight in infusing the tight, instrumental dancefloor style they have so expertly nailed with potent swathes of anything from Motown, Mod and boogie soul to straight-up, ballsy, vocal funk sass and whatever is rocking Ferguson’s perennially curious musical sensibility. And their new material brings to the table elements of rock, pop, psychedelia and hip hop, heralding another refreshing twist in their sonic path.

The B side of this 12” single is “Turn It Up” featuring adored US MC Lyrics Born, a collaboration that sprang from a JJJ FM (Australian national radio) interview in which Lyrics Born stated that the only Australian group he wanted to work with was The Bamboos. A few hurried calls to management across the Pacific and it was all hooked up - and here’s the result: 3½ minutes of party funk with The Bamboos’ heavy drums and super-tight horn section underpinning a mighty vocal take from Berkeley’s finest! Lyrics Born likes this tune so much he is even going to include it on his new solo record, also dropping in 2010.
This 12” also includes the instrumental and a cappella versions of both tracks as a bonus.
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