Australia's premier deep funk outfit are masters of super-heavy, raw, and upfront drum break-driven grooves. This record collects the first (and extremely rare) "Step It Up" single and exclusive tracks, including bruising funk tracks with Quantic/Tru Thoughts vocalist Alice Russell. Their sound is heavily influenced by The Meters, James Brown, Eddie Bo, Grant Green, Melvin Sparks, Jimmy Smith, Reuben Wilson, Boogaloo Joe Jones, Idris Mohummad, and other funk originators from the late '60s through the early '70s, but they also boast a big, well-rounded sound as they grew up on hip-hop and other forms of dance music. "The drumming is what really makes the whole thing kick - rolling along like a JB's b-side, but with some of the tightest electric guitar work we've heard...in a while!" - Dustygroove. For fans of Breakestra, Antibalas, Sharon Jones, Quantic Soul Orchestra.
"A modern funk classic" -- KEYBOARD
"Down Under funkers let their grooves talk." -- STUFF
"Rapid-fire soul from the hip on their long-awaited debut" -- XLR8R
"Required listening... Bamboos are the greatest thing to come from down under since the Avalanches." -- EXCLAIM!
"The group's fully realized funk opus" -- BPM