This release sees the Grammy-nominated group “Take Cover” as they bring their iconic hip hop and brass workings to classic tracks from Joy Division, The Jacksons, George Benson and Michael Jackson.
Following singles “Love Will Tear Us Apart” and “Give Me The Night”, a festive appearance Live at Maida Vale for Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), a raucous ‘Hot 8 New Year’ offering on Jools Holland’s New Year’s Eve Hootenanny and a Brit Awards performance alongside George Ezra, “Take Cover” has received support from across the BBC, Rolling Stone, John Kennedy (Radio X), Tony Minvielle (Jazz FM). The band’s first vinyl since their compelling fifth album ‘On The Spot’, which dropped to high praise from the likes of The Observer and Song lines to Billboard and the Wall Street Journal.
Known for channelling the joy and feel good sensations of their music into transcending any differences, this release is no exception. Though all the tracks featured on the EP are personal choices for Hot 8 Brass Band, many of the arrangements have come from the reactions of New Orleans crowds. “The more we play and see people reacting, the more we add pieces,” they confess. “Sometimes when we play on the streets people dance on a particular spot in a song and we realise that’s what we want to emphasise to be able to give something back to the crowd. In America today it’s so important to bring people together”.
Love Will Tear Us Apart (3:36)
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) (4:03)
Remember The Time (3:00)
Give Me The Night (6:08)
Baby Be Mine (4:17)