RK signs PAMA INTERNATIONALPublished on Venerdì, 02 Dicembre 2016
RECORD KICKS SIGN PAMA INTERNATIONAL AND RELEASE THE FIRST SINGLE "HEATWAVE". Pre-Order the ltd edition 45 on Bandcamp.
Record Kicks is delighted to announce the signing of the renowned UK’s Dub-Fuelled RockSteady-Soul band Pama International and the release of their first single “Heatwave”, which is available Today in all digital stores and in limited edition 45” vinyl next 20 January 2017.
After a 7 year hiatus, Pama Internationalare back with a brand new line-up and a new album - “Love & Austerity”, which is set for a spring 2017 release on Record Kicks - produced by Pama Int’l Sean Flowerdew and Lenny Bignell and mastered by legendary John Dent (Island Records / Bob Marley / Chris Blackwell). The first single is a “premier rocksteady” (David Rodigan) reworking of Martha Reeves & The Vandella’s soul classic “Heatwave” and is out Today on digital download and limited edition 45 vinyl pre-order. “Heatwave” has already picked by global airplay including Don Letts, Craig Charles and David Rodigan.
In their first 10 yearsPama Int’l recorded 9 albums, 3 BBC Radio 1 Maida Vale sessions, won the Rebel playlist on BBC6, and became the first new act to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. Their collective nature saw them work with members of The Specials, Madness, Steel Pulse, Style Council, Galliano, Kasabian and Jamaican legends, Derrick Morgan, Dawn Penn, Dennis Alcapone and Rico Rodriguez to name a few; constantly touring with, among others, Toots & The Maytals, Jimmy Cliff, Prince Buster and Mick Jones (The Clash). The new Pama International line-up is built around the founder/keyboard player Sean Flowerdew together with guitarist Lenny Bignell, and it stars the beautiful lead vocal harmonies of Jewels Vass (Mad Professor - Zion Train) and Anna Uhuru, drummer extraordinaire Bullit (The Wailing Souls - Lee Perry - Max Romeo) and, from Pama International’s original days, Gary Alesbrook (Kasabian) on trumpet. To support the release of their ‘Love & Austerity’ album the band kick off 2017 as part of the official Trojan Records UK club tour and 6 dates with the reformed Dead 60s.
RK45065 PAMA INTERNATIONAL Heatwave / Skies Are Blue (Ltd edition 45 vinyl Release Date 20.01.17 and Digital download Release Date 02.12.16). Pre-Order the ltd edition 45 on Bandcamp.