On May 11th Walk Don’t Walk and !K7 Records releases Walk Dance Talk Sing – the seventh album by Manchester/Nottingham-based trio Crazy P, AKA Danielle Moore, Jim Baron and Chris ‘Toddy’ Todd. Today, the band has shared an exclusive steam of the first single “Echo” with Northern Transmissions.
Years of experience in the studio and playing to crowds (both live and as DJs) ‘Walk Dance Talk Sing’ is steeped in the history of club sounds. Deep house, boogie, funk and soul is mixed with modern electronic pop then sprinkled liberally with disco dust.
The deep and slow-burning ‘Something More’ highlights the band’s willingness to explore uncharted sonic territory, whilst ‘The Way’ marks new directions and different frequencies via bass-heavy, glacial ambience.
The album closes on a dynamic ride with aptly titled ‘Witch Doctor’, which comes on like Carl Craig’s ‘Throw’ dressed-up in Crazy P disco drag. Rather than awkwardly jumping on the genres du jour, Crazy P have stayed true to what they like for long enough for it to come back around, which is most evident in the recent mass enthusiasm for ‘Uptown Funk’, ‘Get Lucky’ and the resurrection of Nile Rogers & Chic.
Way before the rise in prominence of disco, house and soulful pop from the likes of Todd Terje, Disclosure or Jessie Ware, Crazy P have spearheaded the revival (and perpetuation) of these sounds since 1997.
Sat May 02 Cornwall The Masked Ball
Thu May 07 Paris Badaboum
Fri May 08 Manchester Academy 2
Sat May 09 Leeds Wardrobe
Thu May 14 Glasgow Stereo
Fri May 15 Edinburgh Electric Circus
Sat May 16 Birmingham Hare and Houndsn
Thu May 21 Brighton Concorde 2
Sat May 23 Bristol Love Saves The Day
Sun May 24 Liverpool St Luke’s Church
Fri May 29 London Heaven
Sat May 30 Sheffield Queens Social Club
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