Gang of Thieves is a band that found us via our Funk Friday feature of Funkwagon. The bassist introduced himself by saying that the band has done several DIY tours and has self-released an album every year since 2010. All of those things are pretty solid in our book. We love DIY tours and releases. And funk of course.
It doesn’t take long to catch the groove this band lays down. The first song I heard on ReverbNation is called “Sexy Star Circus.” Like any good funk band, the bass is what really gets you moving your head. I know it’s hard to compare anyone to Bootsy Collins, but Tobin Salas does a pretty good job of capturing Bootsy’s sound. And you know what that means. That means without even thinking about it, you’re shaking whatever booty you got.
You know how Funkadelic kind of specializes in baby-making music? Like in “Mommy, What’s a Funkadelic?” among other songs. Well, Gang of Thieves dips into that groovin’ baby-making sound in “Dinosaur Sandwich Party.” Oh I know it’s not the sexiest name for a song, but if you are looking for some music to get your groove on, give this song a try. If it doesn’t get your prospective partner in the mood, well…I guess there are pills for that sort of thing.
There is a healthy amount of rock in this band too like in “Gunslinger”), but this band is more interested in getting your hips moving than your fists. The best thing I can say about this band is, “Get you some!”