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The TransatlanticsThe Transatlantics
The Transatlantics - The Transatlantics
(CD/LP) Freestyle Records FSRCD080/FSRLP080, 2010-10-11 / Mecca Australia, fall 2010

Adelaide's The Transatlantics came together in 2007 born of a shared love for gritty old vinyl, cheap guitars and quality barbequed meats. Described by NME as "a young, white Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings" The Transatlantic's sound invokes the grainy warmth of southern American Soul and the rhythmic grunt of classic James Brown-era funk. Following a huge 2009 which saw performances at Falls Festival, Big Day Out and Playground Weekender Festival, 2010 sees the release of The Transatlantic's self-titled debut album on Freestyle Records. Entirely self-produced, the album showcases the many influences that have shaped the development of the band so far: from the Al Green inspired flavour of the lead single Couldn't Be Him and the tortured soul reminiscent of early Aretha heard on the ballad That's When I Feel So Lonely to the raw deep-funk of Turn You Loose and the fiery up-tempo cover of Marva Whitney's hit Things Gotta Get Better.

The Transatlantics
The Transatlantics - The Transatlantics
(CD/LP) Freestyle Records FSRCD080/FSRLP080, 2010-10-11 / Mecca Australia, fall 2010



Tracklisting Freestyle CD :
01. Tea Legs
02. Couldn’t Be Him
03. I’ve Been Bad
04. Thumbin’ It
05. That’s When I Feel So Lonely
06. On Fire
07. Turn You Loose
08. Talk Like That
09. Save Me
10. Your Time Is Up
11. Keep On Running

Tracklisting Mecca CD :
01. Tea legs
02. Couldn't Be Him
03. I've Been Bad
04. Things Got To Get Better
05. Thumbin' It
06. That's When I Feel So Lonely
07. On Fire
08. Turn You Loose
09. Talk Like That
10. Save Me
11. Your Time Is Up
12. Keep On Runnin'
+ Bonus Australian CD release tracks:
13. Big Chief
14. Turn You Loose (instrumental)
15. The Bloodnut Strut

Links :
myspace.com/transatlantics
thetransatlantics.bigcartel.com
facebook.com/Transatlantics
freestylerecords.co.uk
myspace.com/freestylerecordsuk
soundcloud.com/freestyle-records
facebook.com/pages/Freestyle-Records/126130671970
facebook.com/group.php?gid=2397625339
facebook.com/pages/Freestyle-Records/126130671970
Distribution : kudosrecords.co.uk

Band Members :
Randall "Country" Ridge jnr; Guitar
Kyra Schwarz; Trombone
Kevin van der Zwaag; Drums and Good Vibes
Chris Weber; Trumpet
Tara Lynch; Vocals
Bon "Sugarcane" Hunt; Baritone Saxophone
Ross Mchenry; Bass
Kahil Nayton; Guitar

The Transatlantics

Press Release :
Adelaide's The Transatlantics came together in 2007 born of a shared love for gritty old vinyl, cheap guitars and quality barbequed meats. Described by NME as "a young, white Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings" The Transatlantic's sound invokes the grainy warmth of southern American Soul and the rhythmic grunt of classic James Brown-era funk. Led by the commanding vocal presence of Tara Lynch and comprising three horns, two guitars, bass and drums, this eight-piece band has gained a well deserved reputation for their high-energy live shows, working hard on stage to create the unrelenting, deep groove so central to the soul tradition.

Following a huge 2009 which saw performances at Falls Festival, Big Day Out and Playground Weekender Festival, 2010 sees the release of The Transatlantic's self-titled debut album on Freestyle Records. Entirely self-produced, the album showcases the many influences that have shaped the development of the band so far: from the Al Green inspired flavour of the lead single "Couldn't Be Him" and the tortured soul reminiscent of early Aretha heard on the ballad "That's When I Feel So Lonely" to the raw deep-funk of "Turn You Loose" and the fiery up-tempo cover of Marva Whitney's hit "Things Gotta Get Better".

Mixed and tracked entirely from analogue tape, this debut effort by The Transatlantics displays the attention to stylistic detail and intelligent songwriting that the band strives for. In their short lifetime, The Transatlantics have shared the stage with New Orleans funk legend Eddie Bo, as well as being chosen as the band to back Soul Sister no.1 Marva Whitney on her 09/10 Australian Tour. Never a band to turn down an opportunity to turn it up live, The Transatlantics have also played support to the likes of Fred Wesley, Menahan Street Band, Roy Ayers and The Bamboos.


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