Monthly Archives: June 2011

Get Your Ears Round This – #4 The Stepkids

The Stepkids hail from Connecticut and sound like they spent most of their step-childhood living in Prince’s back catalogue. Their debut album is one of those heady mixes of funk, soul, jazz, folk and anything else that they could have a whole lotta fun with. One of the band – guitarist Jeff Gitelman – gave up his touring job with Alicia Keys to record the album. He made a inspired choice; The Stepkids is tight, taut and expertly crafted. ‘Brain Ninja’ is a big soul tune over a ragga beat, while ‘Legend In My Own Mind’ is stratospheric funk with a twist. Good times – great new band.

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