Review: Tuxedo Junction what's your function? It's their debut EP proper so let's find out.... The brilliantly titled "Nigel's Greasy Sack" flips from smoky trumpet parps to elephantine 4/4 electro slappage, "Bermuda Blues" takes us back to 2008 with some savage fidget wobble and scat-slammed vocal chops while "Stompin" gives us all an air double bass lesson over some Mr Scruff style steppy beats. Dig deeper for a pair of equally mischievous collabos: "Past Last Orders" gets busy on the glitch fizz with a little assistance from Captain Flatcap while "Lester The Cat" ups the tempo to a pant-swinging, whisker singeing horn-melting 170 tear-up. Debut EPs don't come any cheekier; we expect more from these Bristolian merrymakers very very soon.
Review: From their recent online musings, it seems that the award-winning Scour Records seem to be as equally fond of the other type of swinging as they are the style of music they've done so well at releasing thus far. Thankfully here we're only about the music and what a lot of it there is on Scoured Swing Vol 1. Here label owner DJ Spinforth selects eight of the best new jams around. Highlights include the classy, laid back opener "About Me" by The Fritz, the dubstep-meets-Charleston vibes of "Swingers" by Father Funk and the epic electro-swing monster "Cufflinks & Caviar" by Tuxedo Junction.