07-Jul-2021 | The Fontanas - Love Be The Weapon
The Fontanas - Love Be The Weapon
Rooted in soul and soaked in funky Latin & Brazilian influences THE FONTANAS have found the sweet spot between tight funk grooves and swinging Latin rhythms taking influence from the likes of The Dap Kings and Banda Black Rio, The Fontanas have built their solid live reputation through a series of knockout European tours and festival performances.
Featuring the inimitable Kay Elizabeth on vocals and harnessed by producer Sam Sutton, the band have come together to produce a sound which packs in Brazilian percussion with killer brass section via a crack squad of friends and musicians who play alongside the likes of Incognito, Mr Scruff and Alice Russell.
2020 saw the EP release which included their scorching modern day version of Brazilian classic ‘Capoeira Mata Um’ that received airplay from Cerys Matthews on BBC6 Music amongst others.
With time on their hands last year, the band set to work on completing their much anticipated 2nd album which lands on 3rd September 2021 and includes a selection of singles and guest remixes to support the release.
Opening single ‘Love Be The Weapon’ welcomes producer Jon Moon (Amy Whinehouse) into the Fontanas familia to deliver a super charged traditional funk anthem, with a Daptone studio feel and at home amongst the best heavyweight modern funk pioneers.