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The Winachi Tribe - Transition

  • Published in Singles


I’m heading off to Derbyshire this weekend for Bearded Theory and one of the things I am most looking forward to is seeing Winachi Tribe live for the first time. Having followed the band for a few years now, this new single is a great appetiser for the full show. It’s impossible to talk about the Winachis without mentioning Sly Stone, Black Grape and Grandmaster Flash. Similarly, it’s hard to hear the band without being reminded of the aforementioned bands.

The Manchester dance vibe is strong with them. Ian Brown prompted them to choose the name of the group and Brown’s percussionist Inder Goldfinger is a central member of the Tribe. Like Brown’s solo work, The Winachi Tribe mix funk guitars and ‘90s synths with irresistible grooves. ‘Transition’ is exactly what you would expect from the band based on their track record. They haven’t let their time in Hollywood effect the music either. The production on ‘Transition’ sounds like a step up from previous recordings but they recorded it themselves.

Winachi Tribe sound like a sister group to our Blogtober headliners, Makings. The combination of intelligent lyrics and infectious beats make for a heady buzz. Liam Croker’s lyrics are singable but original; at least in their subject matter. Speaking to him recently, he pointed out the influence of Match Of The Day host Gary Lineker in the chorus, and also credits his Mum with some inspiration. The bridge of “Don’t let the grass grow beneath your feet” is Croker paraphrasing one of his mother’s favourite idioms.

‘Transition’ is a booty shaker with a positive message. It’s exactly what we need in these trying times. If you’re at the showcase stage on Saturday, and see a sunburned Irish guy, dancing like an eejit, come and say hi!

Transition can be purchased from beatport.



Musos’ Guide Hits London On Monday

  • Published in Live

In just under a weeks’ time, Musos’ Guide will take over the Finsbury, London for our leg of Blogtober. For the 31 nights of October, The Finsbury is hosting 31 gigs curated by a different music site each day. We’ll be bringing Dublin electro-rockers, Makings, Up Down Go Machine from Wales, and local London upstarts Black Cheroot.

Makings [http://www.makingsmusic.com/] raised eyebrows in 2015 with their debut album, Cognition, which they made with legendary producer, Chris Potter (The Verve, The Rolling Stones). You can download the whole album for free here. They’re no strangers to London having played the Proud Camden on their last tour. They’ve since played storming sets at Vantastival and Swell Festival, and their live set has to be seen to be believed.

Rooted in RnB, yet sprung from the more eclectic sounds of heavy rock/pop music. Black Cheroot use these foundations to create grooves, that sometimes roll smooth, and then at once, turn into a raw nerve of barely contained passion and expression.


Up Down Go Machine are from Wales but based in London. The acoustic indie folk quartet formed in 2012 and played the BBC Introducing Stage at SO Festival. They’ve been compared to Ben Howard, Tom Grennan and Samuel Jack, and should get the night off to a cracking start.

Come down, join us, and say hello to your favourite writers in the Finsbury next Monday, October 9. RSVP here, and ensure you are signed for a free ticket for free entry because we can only squeeze so many of you in!
Age Restriction: 18+
Doors - 7.30pm (Live Room)











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