Since the release of Hackney Colliery Band's eponymous debut in 2011, this brass juggernaut have blown their way into the public consciousness with their catchy original recordings and cunning cover versions.
Mixing rock, afro-beat, hip hop, Balkan beats, contemporary jazz and soul, the new album 'Common Decency' is a uniquely British take on the modern brass band sound. The opener, 'A Bit Of Common Decency', builds from a delicately brooding intro to an almost punky rock groove, and with its imploring whispers and shouts for 'a bit of common decency' sets the tone of the album: by turns polite and forceful, mellow and fiery, energetic and, well, even more energetic. By the closing track, 'Prodigy Medley' the listener can be left with little doubt that HCB's time has come.
'A sound to raise roofs..are trombones the new electric guitars.'The Times
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