These guys are well worth a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x4dNcYKDc-M
A group of like-minded souls have bound together and tapped into the creative mainframe giving us an all-new musical blueprint. Aloosh are vocalist Jodie Scantlebury, producer/multi instrumentalist Alastair McNeill, bassist Jack Allinson and drummer Joshua Blackmore. They release their new single ‘Time’ on 17/08/11.
Drawing influence from the worlds of electronica, alternative indie and Jazz it’s very difficult to pigeonhole Aloosh’s sound. Their uncanny knack for making alternate time signatures accessible by juxtaposing rhythm section groove with anthemic hooks is clearly evident on new single ‘Time’. From the start of the track the syncopated guitar and minimal 4/4 beat really brings to the fore Jodie’s beautifully punctuated vocals. Subtle layers are introduced, delays shimmer and synths bubble before exploding into a rousing finale replete with multi-layer vocal harmonies, driving bass and a wall of guitars.
Starting out as a Jazz singer, Jodie Scantlebury first began touring life singing backing vocals for Roisin Murphy on the 'Overpowered' tour where she met fellow Aloosh cohort Alastair McNeill, before lending her vocal talents to the Noisettes with whom she is currently on tour with this summer. In between these two major tours she has worked with artists such as Cee-Lo Green, Eliza Doolittle, Mr. Hudson and the Wombats. Her most recent recording credits are with Crookers, the next Noisettes album and studio time last year with Kele Okereke where Jodie sang backing vocals and a duet on his solo project 'The Boxer.
Alastair McNeill (also known under the production moniker ‘Yila’) has equally impressive credentials. Having studied Sonic Art at university he is always pushing boundaries, experimenting and bringing new imagery to Aloosh’s musical spectrum. A member of the experimental collective David Toops Unknown Devices he recently remixed Roisin Murphy’s track ‘Demon Lover’ feat. Wiley garnering rave reviews in the blogosphere and is set to produce Scroobius Pip’s new solo album.
Already Aloosh have bagged support from key tastemakers such as Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, John Kennedy and Eddy Temple-Morris. With their debut album in the pipeline it’s clear that 2011 is going to be a big year for them. ‘Time’ is released on 17/08/11 through Nature Scene Records…