Auckland act Shoutin’ Preachin’ s debut release was a 5-track vinyl-only 12” called ‘New Low Humans’ in 2014, the single of that name an extremely catchy alternative radio hit.
Now the band is a six-piece, with Andrew McCormack on vocals, Yves Yang on bass, Hayden Walsh on trumpet, Scott Thomas on sax, Christopher Chatwin-Ward on trombone and Jared Taylor playing drums.
They sound a bit like the Beastie Boys or a slowed-down Dub War, with socially-conscious lyrics.
The challenge was trying to capture their considerable live energy in a recording, but they need not have worried too much.
There is a total grooving vibe to this EP, and the words express – without shouting or preaching – so I’d call that a result. And you can dance to it. The brass components totally rock. If they were a rock act they’d be Rage Against The Machine.
A punk-influenced hip hop band with brass – now that’s fresh.