nick waterhouse Never Twice (LP, £17.25)label: Innovative Leisure
Nick Waterhouse, the rhythm & blues fanatic who combines an uncanny old-school sensibility with a charged, contemporary style, releases his third album on Innovative Leisure. As ever he is inspired by the over-modulated sound of vintage R&B, invoking the back-alley thrills of New Orleans, Detroit and Memphis in their heyday, using old school values to hone a new sound. Having earned his stripes producing garage-rocker Ty Segall and the Allah-Las as well as releasing the critically acclaimed albums ‘Time’s All Gone’ and ‘Holly’, Nick Waterhouse’s latest album ‘Never Twice’ is a culmination, intensification, and realisation of everything he’s been developing throughout his career. Catchier and loaded with more hits than its predecessors, Nick’s new LP is at the same time harder hitting, more rhythmic, more harmonic, more diverse, and more adventurous than both those albums. A cool and elegant post-post-modern cocktail of 1950s r&b and club jazz, mixed with 1960s soul and boogaloo, and shaken with a minimal contemporary sensibility, ‘Never Twice’ finds the artist taking his time, refining his vision, and speaking with new authority. Nick Waterhouse has come a long way and it looks like he may have just painted his masterpiece. Tracklisting 1. It's Time 2. I Had Some Money (But I Spent It) 3. Straight Love Affair 4. Stanyan Street 5. The Old Place 6. Katchi – Feat. Leon Bridges 7. Baby, I'm In The Mood For You 8. Tracy 9. Lucky Once 10. LA Turnaround. Deluxe LP (tip on jacket) + download card.
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