Couldn't Be Him

A 2 track funk single (7m 57s) — released August 30th 2010 on Freestyle Records

Adelaide's The Transatlantics came together in 2007 born of a shared love for gritty old vinyl, cheap guitars and quality barbequed meats. Described by NME as a young, white Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings. The Transatlantics sound invokes the grainy warmth of southern American Soul and the rhythmic grunt of classic James Brown-era funk. Led by the commanding vocal presence of Tara Lynch and comprising three horns, two guitars, bass and drums, this eight-piece band has gained a well deserved reputation for their high-energy live shows, working hard on stage to create the unrelenting, deep groove so central to the soul tradition. This, their debut funk 45 is a mellow and touching soul ballad on which Tara vocals tells the story of a very broken heart, whilst the flip side 'Things Got To Get Better' is quite the opposite as it is an uptempo, horn driven funky floorfiller and totally exclusive to this single!

So funky.. so tight! Stax of fun!! Love that sixties feel! - Further Out Recodings Richard E

Amazing! 'Things got to get better' is funky as... love it. - The Guide Grant Paterson

'Adelaides answer to The Dap-Kings serve up a fine slab of Aretha Franklin-inspired Sweet Soul!' - The Bamboos/Lanu Lance Ferguson

Listening to this on a rainy day, and now everything seems sunny! Beautiful funk. - Acid Jazz Hispano Santiago Tadeo Cervera

Really great to hear both sides of the fence; each with a different feel, but both are good. Great slices of funk and soul all the way from Down Under; good to know that the rest of the world will be treated to such gems. This 7" is gonna fly off the shelves; lovin' this! - Urban Landscapes Velanche

I love the ballad, I love the Marva Whitney cover too with this so damn funky horn riff. Plenty of airplay and floor action to come! More like this please! - DJ PhilGood

A wonderful relaxed piece of music...lovin' it! - FURTHER IN FUSION RADIO Markus Milz

Summer will give us more days of pure relaxation. Beauty will save the world and such music will save more souls. Thank you! - Night Light Radioshow DJ Eric

Wonderful sounding arrangement - did Burt Bacharach have a hand in it? ;) - KDHX FM 88.1 Christopher Lawyer

Great combo of soul and funk, well done! - Record Breakin' Music DJ Junior

Oh yes! - DJ Graham B

This is my favourite new Soul release by a long way. Great sound, great song, great playing, great production. Seriously impressed with this. - Breakthru Radio Mr Jason

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