What they say…
Catalan retro soul sensation The Pepper Pots are now 10 years and 6 albums deep, with world tours that have taken them to the United States, Japan, the UK, France, Russia and Germany and collaborations with some of the most important artists in the recent history of Soul music (Binky Griptite, Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed) as well as the past (The Impressions, Maxine Brown).
The Pepper Pots debuted in 2004 with “Swingin’ Sixties”, which combined American soul music with Jamaican genres like ska and rocksteady. “Shake It!” followed two years later. By the release of 2009’s “Now!”, the band had shed the reggae influences and was embracing a more rich, vintage sound informed by Phil Spector, Motown, and Stax Records. This album also marked the first collaboration with Binky Griptite, a key member of the Dap-Kings who played on Amy Winehouse‘s “Back to Black”. When it came time to record 2011’s “Train to Your Lover”, the band worked with another soul icon, this time partnering with Motown sound engineer Bob Ohisson. The same year they released EP “Time And Place” in collaboration with Eli ‘Paperboy’ Reed.
2013 marks the release of what is The Pepper Pots’ most accomplished album to date, “We Must Fight”, representing a leap forward for both the songs and the sound of the group.