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“Yeah, funk is a thing, and we’re bringing it back with mad vibes and aggression.” Check out new London group Pure Beauty

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There’s not much to say about London group Pure Beauty just yet. They’ve got just two tracks on their Soundcloud page, but presumably a few more, as they’re starting to book shows.

As you can hear, their main inspiration is funk, with a bit of jazz fusion and psych thrown in, making their touchstones Funkadelic, Weather Report, Orchestre Poly Rythmo, early James Brown and Maxium Joy. It’s music to dance to, and the kind of thing you could imagine on a bill with Melt Yourself Down.

“Yeah, funk is a thing,” they says, “and we’re bringing it back with mad vibes and aggression.”

“You know that joy you hear in bands’ first albums? That total freedom to just do anything and party as hard as possible that you get when you make your first album? That’s what we wanted.”

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