Busty & The Bass with their new video for ‘Up Top’ – debut album ‘Common Ground’ just released.

Busty & The Bass with their new video for ‘Up Top’ – debut album ‘Common Ground’ just released.

Busty & The Bass have revealed a new video for their single ‘Up Top’ taken from their debt album  ‘Common Ground’ –  watch the video here

Busty & The Bass make soulful sounds with RnB, jazz and hip hop influences in joyful abundance :) The full band are are currently on their international tour, which kicks off in America in early September and sees them headlining in London on October 24th at The Jazz Cafe.

Busty & The Bass
Announce debut album
‘Uncommon Good’
Released  8th September  2017
Indica Records

Album artwork

FINAL UNCOMMON GOOD FULL BLEED.jpg

“Groovy basslines, boisterous horns, and sultry vocals—a sonic combination that can cause quite a stir on the dancefloor.” Huffington Post
“The effervescent groove proves that no matter the weather outside, there is nothing like a danceable track, and “Up Top” is certainly that.” Okayplayer 
”Undeniable live performance and a sound that’s best described as a lovechild between jazz, hip-hop, and electro-soul.” – Complex

 

Busty & The Bass are a nine-piece band from Montreal who have just announced their debut album ‘Uncommon Good’ released on September 8th alongside revealing a video for their latest uplifting and soul-infused single Common Ground.

In the their own words, ‘At the core of Common Ground we’re talking about the people we love and feel a connection or similarity to, whom we don’t appreciate enough. So for one of us that’s a grandparent, for one of us it’s an old friend or a lover, but we all feel something real when we play it live.’

The video for the new single was shot through the Busty and the Bass spring European tour. It features some of the more intimate, behind the scenes moments. Live bits through their shows in France, Germany and Denmark as well as some staged moments through locations in each city visited.
Having recently signed with Montreal label Indica Records (Half Moon Run, Phantogram), the band is gearing up to release their debut full-length album. Compared to their previous three EPs, the album finds them focused on the project as a whole, rather than just a collection of songs. It synthesizes a swirling mixture of funk, soul, rock, hip-hop, dance music, and gospel that is layered, polished, and unified.
After meeting in their first week of the McGill University jazz program, the Montreal-based nine-piece quickly shot up from from packed house party jams to scorching live performances in front of thousands of fans across the US, Canada, Europe and the UK.
On previous efforts the group recorded in the “busty basement”, a place that guitarist Louis Stein says allowed for “experimentation and fun”. This time around they decided to step up their game, enlisting the skills of veteran producer/mixer Neal Pogue, best known for his work with acts like Outkast, Snoop Dogg, Earth Wind and Fire, MIA, Nikki Minaj, Aretha Franklin, and Lil Wayne.
‘Neal was the nucleus around which the entire project came together, bringing together all the diverse voices that make up the band and helping us create a cohesive body of work,’ says bassist Milo Johnson.
Pogue encouraged the band to listen to classic albums by Parliament, Earth, Wind and Fire, and Michael Jackson. Inspiration was also found in contemporary artists like Kendrick Lamar, D’Angelo, and James Blake. All of these influences can be heard on the album, but the way the band incorporates them into their own sound shows a sharp and original progression.
‘Uncommon Good’ represents a much more developed and mature version of our sound. It saw us moving away from the home-basement tracking that we did ourselves to a more encompassing studio environment,” says vocalist and synth player Evan Crofton.
Each song on (album title) feels like a single, from the brassy disco groove of ‘Up Top’ to the Outkast-esque Memories and Melodies, and the sensual, lyrical flow of “Dance ‘With Someone’.
2017 is poised to be the biggest year yet for the group as they embark on their first full tours of the U.S. and Europe, having already performed at SXSW and UK’s The Great Escape earlier this year.

You can catch the band live on tour at the following dates in Europe:

 

09.02 – Montréal, QC @ Mile Ex End Musique Montréal
09.02 – 09.03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
09.08 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge
09.15 – 09.17 – Victoria, BC @ Rifflandia Music Festival
09.15 – 09.17 – Westward Music Festival @ Vancouver, BC
10.13 – Amsterdam, NE @ Paradiso (Upstairs)
10.16 – Berlin, GE @ Badehaus Szimpla
10.17 – Cologne, GE @ Studio 672
10.23 – Manchester, UK @ Night and Day Cafe
10.24 – London, UK @ Jazz Cafe
10.25 – Leeds, UK @ Oporto
10.27 – Reading, UK @ Purple Turtle
10.28 – Lincoln, NE @Festival Lincoln 2017
11.15 – Ottawa, ON @ Babylon
11.16 – Kingston, ON @ The Ale House
11.17 – London, ON @ The London Music Hall
11.18 – Kitchener, ON @ Maxwell’s
11.22 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
11.30 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi Fi
12.01 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
12.02 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Bag
12.06 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
12.07 – Washington, DC @ Street Music Hall
12.08 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club

 

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Busty & The Bass with their new video for ‘Up Top’ – debut album ‘Common Ground’ just released.