Sixteen years is a long time to be ploughing the same funky furrow, but five albums in and !!! are still capable of delivering body-jerkin’ slabs of basement funk better than most.
The archetypal jam band, the wild, loose-limbed intensity of their live show hasn’t always translated on record. But ‘Thr!!!er’ hits with a fresh, single-minded purpose.
‘One Girl/One Boy’ offers a flash of the fun, calypso kitsch !!! have been shuffling out for over a decade.
But the tight ‘Slyd’ and ‘Except Death’ are two of the brightest tracks you’ll hear this year: a double-dose of mini-funk explosions that hit with the glittery force of a disco ball to the face.
Words: Reef Younis