:: Absolutely great!
Newcastle’s finest funk/northern soul outfit Smoove & Turrell have their third album out. The duo comprised of Jonathan Scott Watson, better known as Smoove, and John Turrell are live and on recordings supported by Mike Porter, Andy Champion, Dave Wilde and Lloyd Croft. The follow-up to their brilliant 2011 sophomore LP Eccentric Audio is entitled Broken Toys and you can listen to it in full here.
Broken Toys was released officially on May 26, 2014 via Jalapeno Records. The LP is available as digital download (mp3/wav), CD (incl. mp3) and 12″ vinyl LP (incl. mp3 or wav). You can buy/order your copy of Broken Toys in all versions directly from Jalapeno Records.
The set of thirteen tracks is streaming in its entirety above (via Smoove & Turrell’s Soundcloud). Lay It On Me is the album’s lead single, it was released together with album track I Just Want More on April 14. The band is currently on the road in the UK and Europe, you can check out the upcoming tour and festival dates below.
01. Have Love
02. Will You Be Mine
03. Lay It On Me
04. Long Way To Fall
05. Play To Win
06. People Keep Talking
08. I Just Want More
09. The Clown
10. Broken Toys
11. One Woman Army
12. Coming Home
13. Now Or Never
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sun 08 Jun 2014 // Krauchenwies, Germany // No Stress Festival #
Thu 12 Jun 2014 // Prague, CZ // Palak Akropolis Palukarka Festival *
Fri 13 Jun 2014 // Liverpool, UK // BBC6 Festival *
Fri 20 Jun 2014 // Thirsk, Yorkshire, UK // Willowman Festival *
Sat 21 Jun 2014 // Manchester, UK // Band On The Wall *
Sun 22 Jun 2014 // Leeds, UK // Brudenell Social Club *
# DJ/PA Soundsystem // *Live Band
>> The full touring schedule is available here.