The TransatlanticsThe Transatlantics
The Transatlantics - The Transatlantics
(CD/LP) Freestyle Records FSRCD080/FSRLP080, 2010-10-11 / Mecca Australia, fall 2010

Adelaide's The Transatlantics came together in 2007 born of a shared love for gritty old vinyl, cheap guitars and quality barbequed meats. Described by NME as "a young, white Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings" The Transatlantic's sound invokes the grainy warmth of southern American Soul and the rhythmic grunt of classic James Brown-era funk. Following a huge 2009 which saw performances at Falls Festival, Big Day Out and Playground Weekender Festival, 2010 sees the release of The Transatlantic's self-titled debut album on Freestyle Records. Entirely self-produced, the album showcases the many influences that have shaped the development of the band so far: from the Al Green inspired flavour of the lead single Couldn't Be Him and the tortured soul reminiscent of early Aretha heard on the ballad That's When I Feel So Lonely to the raw deep-funk of Turn You Loose and the fiery up-tempo cover of Marva Whitney's hit Things Gotta Get Better

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