Oct 29th, 2021
“Mr. Shmingle Bangle” by The Filthy Six is a new/old tune composed by bandleader Nick Etwell (Tom Jones / David Axelrod / Mumford & Sons / Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats) that has taken on fresh life to fit the horn-driven, organ-fuelled UK-based ensembles’ soul jazz sensibilities.
Etwell revisited the composition in summer 2020 to give it a Latin/Swing feel reminiscent of Cannonball Adderley’s “Azule Serape” from his iconic Live at the Lighthouse album. During the rework Etwell found himself reflecting on fond memories of his old college roommate, James Bush, an astute lover of latin-jazz music. He recalls Bush, who has sadly passed, as being a rich and cosmic character who lived life to the fullest, possessing a one-of-a-kind way with words. “Shmingle Bangle” was a common term in his nonsensical vernacular and the song serves as a warm tribute to him.
“Mr. Shmingle Bangle” is the lead single off of the group’s forthcoming EP Soho Filth, that finds the band coming full circle from their formative years where they started out playing shows in a basement off Kingly Court, deep in the heart of London’s Soho. Here, 20 years later, they return to another Soho basement, the noted Dean St Studios, to record a brand new live record. Pre-order the new EP on vinyl HERE.
“Mr Shmingle Bangle” out via Digital download on October 27th via Color Red