April 26, 2010

Go Forth And Buy Kings Go Forth

From the first bold, brash notes of "One Day", Kings Go Forth sets itself up as a soul outfit not to be ignored. Their debut album, The Outsiders Are Back, is a tour de force of modern soul music that echoes the best days of soul's golden era in the late 60s and early 70s.

That opening track comes on strong like it might be the title track to seventies blaxploitation film, and the album gallops forward full speed ahead from there. There are some nods to Motown, "High On Your Love", and even a track with some subtle ska elements worked in, "1000 Songs". It all rises to a climax with the final floorburner "Get A Feeling" that will have the most staid non-dancers shuffling their feet to the beat.

Kings Go Forth -- One Day