Formed in 2010, we first caught The Tea Street Band supporting Inspiral Carpets in spring 2013 on the back of their excellent Disco Lights and Summer Dreaming singles. Immediately we were taken by the fact they're wearing their influences on their sleeves, but have developed their own take on classic 90s alternative dancefloor fillers and fused it with Eurodisco beats to come up with something that feels absolutely contemporary, yet familiar, and importantly very much their own identifiable sound.
For a record that's sonically and thematically very consistent, The Tea Street Band at no point feels repetitive. Beneath the electronic beats of tracks like Push The Feeling On, Santa Monica and Sunny Day, there's a depth and variety to the songwriting and a genuine warmth, love and intelligence to the lyrics, almost contradictory to the scally image that their image projects, that's unique to the very best working-class Northern soul (with a small s) music.
It's a record equally at home in the bedroom as it is on a dancefloor and that's no mean trick.
The Tea Street Band are on Twitter and Facebook. We'd recommend following them on Twitter for tales of Liverpudlian bus journeys on the 82.
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