Our Kind of Movement

A 11 track funk album (38m 30s) — released April 3rd 2020 on Freestyle Records

Speedometer, the UK's premier funk band, started out in 1999 playing classic funk tunes by artists such as The Meters and The JB's in small clubs across the Southeast of England.

In 2000 they released their first single, "Soul Safari" on Soul Fire the, seminal New York label. This was soon followed with a slew of fine limited pressing releases on Timmion and Kennel Klub. Their opening release for Freestyle was a 7" featuring a blistering funk cover ofBeyonce's"Work it Out", withRia Currieon vocals.

Over the years, Speedometer have worked with a host of US funk legends including Joe Quarterman, Eddie Bo, Marva Whitney, Martha High, Sharon Jones, James Bell (Highlighters), Lee Fields, Billy WootenandRobert Moore. All were blown away by Speedometer's authenticity and dedication to faithfully creating that original soul-funk sound.

'Our Kind of Movement' is Speedometer's 5th album release for Freestyle (excluding two compilations of archive releases) and sees Vanessa Jamie and Najwa Ezzaher join James Junior on vocal duties.

On this album, the band re-explore their own diverse influences combining the heritage of Latin Funk in 'Funky Amigo', Afro-Beat on 'Abuja Sunrise', Indian Psychedelic on 'Kashmir', and Northern Soul' on We Gave Up Too Soon". There is, of course, a hefty dose of new heavy weight funk and soul tunes, as you would expect.

After 20 years of making funky music, this LP brings their experiences all together on one record whilst keeping the funk groove at it's heart.

This is Speedometer's "Kind of Movement".

With press and radio airplay now added in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA.

Speedometer are “English devotees of instrumental Funk, who seemed to have been kissed on the forehead by Art Neville… and blessed to preach with his word.” - Ruta66.es (Spain)

We Gave Up To Soon “is a delicious slice of funky soul with the passionate voice of singer Vanessa Jamie.” - UpRadio (France)

“Diversity is the program - in addition to the joy of British soul funk, Speedometer brings us beat pieces with influences from southern America, the Indian sub-continent or the African rhythmic wonderland.” - Sonic Soul Reviews (Germany)

We Gave Up To Soon is “(a) really catchy song with funk-soul that flavour that we like.” - SoulFunkDeJazz.BlogSpot (Spain)

We Gave Up To Soon “is a vibrant and contagious track, based on the voice of Vanessa Jamie, that causes a 'repeat' effect to those who hear it.” - Glam Magazine (Portugal)

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