"Sounding Funky alright !" Beta Hector (Tru-Thoughts Records UK)
“Great to hear some ‘Made in France' Raw-Funk… Breakestra-style !” Paris DJs France (www.parisdjs.com
"The only thing wrong with it is that it is too short. You groove to the album and before you know it, it’s over. I’ll say this though; the EP definitely leaves you wanting more." Incognito Music Magazine
"Fabulously funky" DJ Lee Aitch, Groove Junction, Platinum Groove radio
Here is the debut EP from Lyon based funksters The Sidetones. Recorded live and direct during a series of short studio sessions, their debut EP captures something of the raw energy that typifies their live sets. The Sidetones give us their unique analogue sound; mixing the visceral energy of late 60s funk with the warmth of early 70s soul and psych grooves.
This band comes on strong; fusing an organ-heavy sound with break-beat driven pop and crispy New Funk stylings. With such solid grooves, the musicians provide the perfect backbeat for lead singer Aya's sweetly infectious pop vocals.
Free to download and enjoy – The Sidetones’ debut EP is a great introduction to a band built on a rich musical tradition yet always finding ways to create a unique and contemporary sound.
released 03 March 2013
Recorded and mixed by Erwan at Feel Good studios
Mastered by Thomas at Studio Altho
Aya Kitahama : vocals
Chris Garnier : guitars
Ben Devigne : keys
Jim Taylor : bass
Pierre Vanaret : drums
All songs written by the Sidetones
Special thanks to William Blake for his great wisdom that brought inspiration to this band.
Special Shout out to True Born Records for their support.