People of England, I hope you appreciate all the good funk bands in your country. For whatever reason, there are a lot of great funk bands in England and Nick Pride and the Pimptones is one of them.
The band’s album It’s The Pimptones (Record Kicks 2010) begins with “Shake n Bake.” This one will definitely get you shaking what you got. It is such an uptempo funk song, your feet will have a hard time keeping up. And isn’t that the point of funk: to get you not only moving but also sweaty. Oh and by the way, the first track isn’t the only one that will get you sweaty. “White Mitchell” will do a pretty good job of that too.
If the thing you like best about funk is the bass, then “Bring It Home to Me” is the song for you. The steady and low rumble of the bass, along with the horns, is what drives this tune.
This is a band that leans more toward the jazz than say the psychedelic, but there are some really good grooves for shaking what your mama gave you. If you like what you hear from this band on Bandcamp, then I have good news for you. A new release from The Pimptones is expected in 2013.