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The Bamboos - Pussy Footin' / Happy

The Bamboos Pussy Footin
The Bamboos - Pussy Footin' / Happy
(7") Tru Thoughts Tru7105, 2006-09-15

Tracklisting :
A1. Pussy Footin'
B1. Happy

Note : B1 Max Sedgley cover.

Press Release :
After the phenomenal success of 'Step It Up', their first album for Tru Thoughts, six-piece Antipodean funk phenomenon The Bamboos return with two brand new tracks and another must-have 7".

'Pussy Footin' is one of those hook-laden fast and funky workouts which made everyone sit up and listen (then get up and dance) to The Bamboos in the first place. This track also appeared on the second 'Shapes Compilation' of 2006 [TRUCD111].

On the flipside you'll find an irresistible cover version of the Max Sedgley classic, 'Happy'. This infectious little number was something of a crowd-pleaser during their 2006 UK tour, prompting a deluge of requests to record and release a studio version.

The Bamboos have been a firm favourite with crate-diggers, DJs and music-lovers the world over, including Kenny Dope (Masters At Work), Gilles Peterson, Mr Scruff and Keb Darge ever since their self-financed debut 7" sold out in just three weeks.

Subsequent 45s have appeared on Darge and Dope's illustrious KayDee imprint, as well as Hardware, Petrol, Creative Vibes and Melbourne's Bamboo Shack Records.

In 2005 the band signed to Tru Thoughts, after performing alongside Will Holland (aka Quantic) and Alice Russell as part of The Quantic Soul Orchestra in Australia and New Zealand.

Their first 7" single for the Brighton-based label sold out on its day of release, paving the way for a full-length album and an electrifying UK tour in June 2006.

Having previously shared the bill with the likes of Jazzanova, Matthew Herbert, Derrick Carter, Moloko, Guru (Gangstarr), Steinski, Nextmen and Russ Dewbury, The Bamboos have had plenty of opportunities to hone their craft. Anyone lucky enough to have seen them perform will confirm their status as the undisputed masters of raw, break-driven deep funk grooves.

Mr Scruff "The Bamboos' debut album is an absolute killer!"
I-DJ "Chock-full of fatback bass and tight, finger-snappin' rhythms, The Bamboos filter Golden-Era funk through modern influences"
Straight No Chaser "Top notch funk from down under that hits the spot every time"
Quantic "I love them!"
Adrian Gibson, Jazz Café "The best new deep funk band in the world today"
DJ Food "Instant classic!"
Kid Loco "Woah! This is excellent"


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