Sunday, September 28, 2014

The Neutronics Bring Fresh New Sound To UK Music Scene

London-based band the Neutronics have been wowing audiences across the UK with their exciting, high-energy live shows and infectious brand of indie soul and pop. The talented four-piece outfit has built a dedicated and enthusiastic international following over the last few years. I’ve been really getting into their music recently and have their song “She’s Gotta Be” on repeat. The track is a delicious slice of soul/pop with an irresistible animated groove.

Lead singer and guitarist Delroy Blake (aka Supa Soul Brotha Del) ably handles the lead vocals and brings tons of soul and energy to his performance. And the instrumentation on the track is super-tight, displaying the band’s strong musical chops. And the female background singers provide great vocal support with their sweet, soulful harmonies. The song is accompanied by a fun and quirky video.

“She’s Gotta Be” was the lead-off track from the Neutronics’ self-titled debut album, which was released in 2012. “Psychofunkadelia” is another dope track from the album, and I’ve been playing this cut quite a bit as well.  The Neutronics is a funk/rock/soul concept album that is loosely based around the story of an intergalactic superhero who travels to Earth on the dual mission of seeking love and rescuing the planet from a barrage of horrible music. Sounds a bit like a P-Funk concept—very cool. The groovalistic eight-song collection was well-received by both music critics and fans. It’s filled with strong tracks and made for a very impressive album debut for the band.

The Neutronics were formed in 2008 in East London. The members are guitarist/lead vocalist Delroy Blake (aka Supa Soul Brotha Del); Milt “The Professor” Mavrakakis (keyboards); George “The General” Malamas (bass); and Talbert “Mega-Tal” Wilson (drums).  The band has a pretty eclectic selection of influences, which include Jimi Hendrix, Parliament/Funkadelic, Led Zeppelin, Sly & the Family Stone, Arctic Monkeys, Prince, the Foo Fighters, N.E.R.D., Franz Ferdinand, James Brown, Rage Against the Machine, Motown and Bob Marley. The Neutronics pull all these diverse influences together to form their unique and dynamic sound.

The Neutronics have been steady gigging over the past few years and have made a name for themselves as a stellar live act. They’ve played festivals, tours, residencies, etc.  And they’ve served as a backing band for several prominent UK and American artists, including Dwele, Don-E, Omar, Marsha Ambrosius and Clement Marfo.  Last year, the band headed back into the studio to work on their EP Kryptonite. The EP’s title track is set to be released soon, according to the band’s Twitter page. To learn more about the band, visit their website.

Video for Neutronics song "She's Gotta Be"

The Neutronics Performing Their Song "Dance With Me" Live

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