New Street Adventure @ The Louisiana, Bristol, United Kingdom
New Street Adventure
NEW STREET ADVENTURE
"Stubborn Sons" Tour
Following on from 2014's highly acclaimed debut album "No Hard Feelings" ( Acid Jazz ), New Street Adventure are back with their second album "Stubborn Sons" which was produced by Mitch Ayling from The Milk.
New Street Adventure are Nick Corbin (Vocals/Guitar), Ashley Hayden (Bass), Ben Wolfe (Drums), Max De Lucia (Keys) and Billy Farr (Guitar). Inspired by Bobby Womack, Neil Young, Black Ivory and Angie Stone the band recently toured the UK supporting The Rifles and have sold out The Jazz Cafe, 100 Club and 229 in London in 2016.
New Street Adventure
“Soul music has always had a huge impact on the UK, with successive generations appropriating stateside sounds and reworking them into something more indigenous. New Street Adventure are young Soul devotees who, though smitten with crackly 45s, sing songs about their contemporary lives and do so with a voice to match.”
Every now and then a young band comes along who shake you from your reveries about pop’s golden past and remind you that there are still classic chapters to be written.
Raised on a steady diet of Mayfield, Womack, Smokey, and the brothers Gallagher, London band New Street Adventure blend the social commentary nous and grassroots of the Arctic Monkeys, the anthemic delivery and swell of Arcade Fire and the grit of The Black Keys. Alongside this sit the influences of the great soul artists from day’s-gone-by, who’ve left their imprint in culture with Motown floor-fillers and precious underground rarities.
Disgruntled by his university experience, Nick Corbin moved to London to put his skills of songwriting, singing and guitar playing to use and escaping his job working in a tourist shop. He’d written ‘The Big AC”, a song that instantly hit him having stepped into The 100 Club and re-discovering the euphoria of the soul music his dad had raised him on. He met musicians including Carmy Love, backing vocalist, and bass player Ashley Hayden, and they produced a four-track demo.
Nick, Carmy and Ashley were then joined by kindred talents and spirits in the form of Ollie Futcher on the drums, Charlie Myers on keys, Billy Lawrence on lead guitar and Emma Noble with backing vocals. With only demos to sell and give away, they took to the circuit venues of London. Six months on and having packed dancefloors such as The Monto, Hoxton Bar and Kitchen and The Barfly amongst others, with stomping, gazing and spinning of a uniquely diverse audience, the band had no more demo CD’s.
‘Borrowing’ a school’s recording studio, the band self-produced and released their debut EP in July 2012 earning champions such as XFM’s John Kennedy, BBC DJ Robert Elms (who told Music Week: “NSA are the finest young band I’ve seen emerge for many moons, I am expecting big things!”), NME Photographer Dean Chalkley, Q Magazine and The Guardian journalist Paul Moody plus artists Edwyn Collins, The View and Plan B.
All the while, they toured the UK selling out venues as far away as Dundee’s Reading Rooms, sold out their EP’s and limited edition 7” (complete with the authentic ‘big hole’) and started their own bi-monthly club-nights right back at the place that started it all, the legendary 100 Club, where they headlined and sold out each one of the five sweaty and exhilarating nights.
In January 2013, legendary label, Acid Jazz, off the back of high profile recognition of their 25th Anniversary, signed New Street Adventure. The band took to a Wood Green studio to co-produce and record before the ink was dry. Written and arranged by the band themeselves stabbing melodies of brass and swelling builds of strings contribute to the core seven making their vision of Brit-Soul come to full cinematic effect.
The album is now complete and New Street Adventure continue to build their already impressive independent fan-base having sold-out The Borderline twice this year as well as playing top clubnights across the country, Isle Of Wight Festival and debuting in Europe.