Soul is Back – with the New Street Adventure

NEW STREET ADVENTURE are a London based soul band. Nurtured gently on a diet of Gladys Knight & The Pips, their organic structure has grown to combine modern sounding and very British bitter-sweet sentiment with the classic soul style.  This is the band you have been waiting for if you still yearn for an era of glamour that celebrates the sounds of The Delfonics and The Trammps.

NSA songs like ‘The Big AC‘ [] have that summery, brash ‘n breezy upbeat bounce to them. This track will jump-start any morning for you, no matter how dire the evening before. The song is peppered with streetwise lyrics, but is still very ‘traditional’ with wonderful “woo-woo” choruses and lush arrangements.

Or try ‘Hangin’ On / Hangin’ Up‘ – Waking up to this track on your stereo sound-system is one of life’s joys – this vision of crumpled up luxury enfolds the undoubted charms of Nick Corbin’s harmonious, dripping vocals together with those of sweet-as-honey Carmy Love.

Our favourite is ‘On Our Front Doorstep‘ – Groovy and lusty this song may be- but behind those dramatic and generous Philadelphia soul sounds, this seems to be a proper English song, brimming with proper English feelings. Saturated with regret filled lyrics, this song has a wistful feel about it. Yep, it’s difficult to describe the grime, the threat of violence and the constant disappointment frequently experienced in everyday British life (right on our doorsteps) … especially when you are describing these things within splendid settings and surging soul  arrangements. But that is exactly what this melancholy medium is all about … creating a reflection of tense moods and experiences to cry about.  Amazing!

Catch the band this week at the New Street Soul Club – 28th June  –  100 Club London with The Brights and The Last of The Troubadours.

© Neil_Mach June 2012


One Comment

  1. martin keech

    Brilliant review Neil, you know a great band when you hear them. Its been so long since I became excited by a new band but these cats have got me jumping for joy. New street Adventure are where its at man!

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