Wednesday, January 13, 2021

THE ORGANAUTS · I FEEL LOVE / THUNDERBALL REEF

Superfly Funk & Soul Records
Nov. 27, 2020

Drawn together in 2015 by a bond that stretched from Belfast to Belgium, musicians Jeroen Bauwens (guitar), Eleanor McClean (Hammond) and Chipper Robinson (drums) let the 60s jazz milieu and legendary artists like Booker T. & the M.G.’s, Brian Auger and The Sonics influence their unique blend of funk and soul.

Having mesmerized audiences with their infectious energy on stage, The Organauts aim to capture this on record with the release of their debut single, a cover of "I Feel Love", the 1977 hit by the 'Queen of Disco', Donna Summer. With bombastic power chords and invigorating electric guitar riffs, The Organauts have stamped their signature style on this well-known classic.


"Donna Summer’s vocal is pure soul. The challenge was to capture that soul in an instrumental version. It’s a stripped-down version of a synth classic – with an edge, a pure Organauts take on a timeless floor-filler." - The Organauts

But the fun isn't over, on side B of the 12" sits one of the band’s own compositions, "Thunderball Reef", a potent cocktail of 60s garage and surf influences. The catchy melody line is delivered on reverb-soaked Hammond, driven along by raunchy guitar and a soulful beat. This tune has been a hit in the band's live set from day one and they are thrilled to bring it to a wider audience.

More info: Bandcamp

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