Feb 7th, 2014
Following the success of their “Get Lucky” cover UK Hammond groove outfit The Getup are ready to launch their new album with their fourth single for Breakin Bread, a midtempo vocal soul funk groover backed with a crazed Hammond breakbeat workout. This will underpin their support with soul funk lovers from JTQ aficionados to students hearing the JB’s for the first time
The Getup are more than your average Hammond Funk outfit and this release proves it. The bubbling bass line of side A’s “What If?” kicks the track into a killer up tempo funk groove, having you reaching for the volume knob to crank it up as the first verse bursts out. The track takes on a whole new dimension as the chorus reveals a four-on-the-floor solid dance groove, with Jamiroqui-esque tasty chord changes, and then the horns stab us back into the next verse. A percussive, reverberant Hammond solo takes us into a drum break that is DJ and sampler’s heaven, before the tunes rounds out with a double chorus and ends on more punchy stabs……. a midtempo vocal workout showcasing the sheer musicality of the band…….funk of the highest order!
From the sublime to the mental, B side “Ooh Ooh!” is a straight up Hammond wig out! An uptempo instrumental chock full of stunning crunchy drum breaks, the biting and growling Hammond, chukka-wakka guitar and hip heavy bass. This is how to showcase the unique sound of a swirling Hammond organ and its way inside The Getup‘s comfort zone. Its hard to pull a track like this together and make it work, here its played by a supertight band at the top of their game who know exactly what they are doing. DJs watch out, this is dancefloor mayhem!
“What If?” / “Ooh Ooh!” is out Feb. 24th on Breakin Bread via 45/digital