SONG OF THE DAY The Magnificent Tape Band – Black Tiger

Founders of Leeds soul and funk label ATA Records, Neil Innes and Pete Williams, a.k.a The Magnificent Tape Band, are to release a new album later this month.

Taking inspiration from the more abstract realms of soul, The Subtle Art of Distraction is a record that combines psychedelic soul with British library music to create a very distinct and dramatic sound.  Using original 1960’s recording equipment the album immediately brings to mind the more experimental psychedelic soul records of the late 60s/early seventies by incorporating driving clavinet, loping drums and swirling organ and Mellotron alongside Rachel Modest’s powerful vocals. 

Recorded in a disused garage on the outskirts of Leeds, The Subtle Art Of Distraction uses an array of vintage equipment to create a dark musical landscape and first single Black Tiger is no exception to this with its atmospheric, punctuated rhythm and striking, cinematic vocals.  Check it out above and pre-order your copy of the record from here. 

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