The Transatlantics are 10-piece soul and funk band, hailing from Adelaide, who are bringing out their new sophomore LP ‘Find My Way Home’, much to our excitement (and after you have a listen, I’m sure YOUR excitement as well).
There’s no doubt The Transatlantics’ influences have had a clear sway over their music, stylistically. From start to finish, their new LP gives off Aretha Franklin, The Supremes and Otis Redding vibes, with the smooth and jazzy atmosphere a clear factor in their rhythmic and splendid sound. Tracks such as ‘The Harm You’ve Done’ and ‘Talk To Me’ have gorgeous harmonies, as the trio of killer female vocalists owns the soul and funk genre.
The Transatlantics also take on the slower and calmer tempo, with the song ‘I’m Losing You’ really hitting the mark and giving off a peaceful ambiance. The guitars really shine in ‘Find My Way Home’, which is one of The Transatlantics’ grooviest tracks on the LP, with Randal and Dylan smashing it on guitar. The soul really comes out during ‘A Man Like That’ in which the three gorgeous vocalists truly take on the soul style in their voices and there’s no way I can continue without mentioning the brass instruments, who excel in the song ‘Did I Call’ which is an extremely jazzy tune. With such sexy beats and smooth vocals, there’s not a lot to criticise in these songs, let alone the whole album.
The 10-piece superstars have had the honour to play with the likes of Marva Whitney, Roy Ayers, The Menahan St Band and Eddie Bo, while also participating on big stages such as at Falls Festival and Big Day Out. With the Find My Way Home LP out on October 15th, there’s no doubt these breathtaking musicians will be heading towards big things in the future.
You can catch The Transatlantics during their Find My Way Home album launch on Friday 26th of October at The Northcote Social Club in Victoria, and Friday the 26th of November at The Governor Hindmarsh in SA. There’s no way you could be disappointed seeing these groovin’ babes, so buy your tickets now for a soulful and funky night!