funk Articles

‘Daddy’s Home’: St Vincent’s soulful 70s masterpiece

‘Daddy’s Home’: St Vincent’s soulful 70s masterpiece

Annie Clark, aka St Vincent’s highly anticipated sixth studio album Daddy’s Home has finally arrived, and it certainly surpasses expectations. Clark continues to experiment and reinvent herself on this album, as with 2014’s Grammy-winning St Vincent and 2017’s Masseduction. Unlike its predecessors, this record delves masterfully into the sounds of soul and funk. It begs […]
Album Review: Heaven To A Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor

Album Review: Heaven To A Tortured Mind by Yves Tumor

Sam Dynes reviews the newest album from experimental iconoclast Yves Tumor, an album mixing funk, soul, R&B and noise together with expert precision
MANIFF 2020: Up From the Streets

MANIFF 2020: Up From the Streets

Up From the Streets has a broad focus, but succeeds in creating a thoroughly enjoyable introduction to the musical history of New Orleans
Live review: Theon Cross

Live review: Theon Cross

Tuba player Theon Cross delivered an outstanding night of energetic jazz funk at Manchester’s YES
In Conversation with A Certain Ratio

In Conversation with A Certain Ratio

A Certain Ratio celebrated their 40th anniversary with a two-day festival at Manchester’s coolest venue, YES
Live Review: Nao

Live Review: Nao

Saturn is Nao’s newest album and is her most coherent and impressive work yet. Her show at the Albert Hall fills the venue wall to wall with joy as she sails through it, showcasing her new work.
Live Review: Cory Wong

Live Review: Cory Wong

Ben Morris has the funkiest night of his life thanks to Vulfpeck guitarist Cory Wong and the unprecedented skill and showmanship of his latest solo tour
Live Review: Franc Moody

Live Review: Franc Moody

Franc Moody unleash the funk at Manchester’s Deaf Institute, with an impressive repertoire of skill and musical variety, writes Ashwin Tharoor
Review: Horse Meat Disco’s Spring Fling!

Review: Horse Meat Disco’s Spring Fling!

HMD comes around once s month, and it’s back once again for your monthly fix.
Review: Horse Meat Disco

Review: Horse Meat Disco

With Pangaea not on the cards this January, Hannah Brierley heads to Horse Meat Disco, an event for all your disco boogie needs
Live Review: No Hot Ashes

Live Review: No Hot Ashes

Stockport saviours take on their biggest show to date at the Manchester Club Academy, Jake Oliver reports
Record reappraisal: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Record reappraisal: Michael Jackson – Thriller

Tara Bharadia discusses the relevance of the record today
Live Review: Jamiroquai

Live Review: Jamiroquai

Music contributor Jack Greeney reviews the first leg of funk band Jamiroquai’s latest arena tour in Manchester
Event Review: Blue Monday – Bombay Bicycle Club DJ Set

Event Review: Blue Monday – Bombay Bicycle Club DJ Set

Jamie MacColl took to the decks for another groovy episode of Antwerp’s best-loved indie event
Live: Mr Jukes serves up sass and brass

Live: Mr Jukes serves up sass and brass

In a fiery display of funk and soul, Mr Jukes brought magic to Manchester Academy 2
Album: Thundercat — Drunk

Album: Thundercat — Drunk

Christian Hurry talks through Thundercat’s latest album Drunk, his first since working with Kendrick Lamar on To Pimp A Butterfly
Album: Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love

Album: Childish Gambino – Awaken, My Love

Childish Gambino confidently trades rap for funk with his latest release, writes James Gill
Album: Solange – A Seat at the Table

Album: Solange – A Seat at the Table

Her sister may have beaten her to the finish line, but Solange Knowles’ effort is more cohesive and understated
Campus Confidential: NUDE

Campus Confidential: NUDE

Fun, feisty and downright funky. Student band NUDE are making ripples in Manchester’s Northern Quarter
Live: Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles

Live: Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles

Cory Henry leaves our jazz specialist Pierre Flasse lost for words (almost)

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