THE UNDERBELLY debut full-lengthPublished on Martedì, 02 Marzo 2010
Recent addition to the RK family THE UNDERBELLY are a high-energy deep funk band from Cornwall that we believe is going to explode big time in twenty ten. Their debut 45 on Record Kicks features two uptempo head-nodders certain to keep the grooviest dancefloors moving. "I Keep Heading On feat. Roxie Ray" / "Cold Toast" is scheduled for release on the 8th of March but can already be heard, bought or downloaded ONLY here on the RK website. These first two singles are just a taste of what can be expected on The Underbelly's highly anticipated debut full-length "Seven Feet Under", dropping on the 22nd of this month, so keep an eye out if you're feeling their sound!
Among their fans is an enthusiastic Craig Charles (Funk & Soul Show on BBC6 Music), who not only wrote the liner notes to their album and supported their tracks on the radio but also defined The Underbelly "the find of the year" earlier in 2010. Other positive feedback has arrived from Nik Weston (Mukatsuku / Guynamukat), Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz / BBC 4), Diesler (Tru Thoughts / Freestyle), Andy Smith, Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz / Phonic FM), and Adrian Gibson (Freestyle).
To celebrate the release of their full-length, the band will be performing at The Eden Project in St. Austell, UK on the 2nd of April, together with special guest from Australia Roxie Ray (from Dojo Cuts), and with musical selections by the DJs of Jelly Jazz, (click here to check out the Jelly Jazz program). We highly encourage you to boogie your bottoms over there if you don't want to miss your chance of saying you saw them first! For those of you not in the whereabouts of St. Austell, on the 3rd of April The Underbelly and Roxie Ray will be joining Craig Charles for a live session on his "The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show". You don't have to be in the UK to tune in, you can listen to the program on the BBC6 website here!
And don't forget to check the RK website regularly as "Seven Feet Under" will be available here a 1/2 weeks in advance of the official release date!
"Nice slice of classic funk!" - Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz / BBC 4)
"Some more raw funk from the Record Kicks camp and sounding on point to me!" - DJ Andy Smith
"Yeah! I really like this."- Adrian Gibson (Freestyle)
"Stunning. Loving the tunes to bits. Big and beefy, just how we like our funk!"- Craig Charles (The Craig Charles Funk & Soul Show on BBC6 Music)
RK45 035 THE UNDERBELLY feat. Roxie Ray "I Keep Heading On" / THE UNDERBELLY "Cold Toast" on 45/Digital Download out March 8th
RKX 030 THE UNDERBELLY feat. Roxie Ray "Seven Feet Under" on LP/CD/Digital download out March 22nd