Release date: 25-01-2008, Label: Fullsteam Records
By: Nina Mende
It’s a warm and sunny day in spring, the birds are singing and I am driving
in my car on the highway. The windows are scrolled down all the way; my left
arm is laying hanging out and my hand is tapping along with the beat….
The perfect soundtrack to that scenery is the album “Soul Politics”
by Damn Seagulls. The album is filled with good mood music, gorgeously arranged.
A one-of-a-kind album with a special sound which is totally untypical for a
Damn Seagulls is a band from Helsinki, Finland, formed in 1997. Because of
their special and unique sound they are quite successful all over Finland. Six
young boys rocking around the clock with their own style.
This music differs from everything else because it has got this big band sound
with the saxophone, harmonica, trumpet, cello, viola, trombone… just to
name a few of all these instruments appearing on the album. Somehow it is reminding
me of the 60s, especially the song “The Beat” reminds me of the typical
Grease time. The songs are perfect for parties and just great to dance to. The
catchy rhythms go straight through your brain into your muscles and make them
twitch. The arrangement of the different instruments makes no song sound like
another and the album does not get boring or lame at any time. The lyrics are
very authentic and everybody will be able to relate to one or another.
The booklet and the album itself is kept in the 60s style. The booklet looks
and even feels like a wallpaper.
Good mood music of its best, do I have to say anything more?
| 1. Once We Were Thieves
2. While I’m Gone
3. 24 Uptown
4. Quality People
5. Dirty Soul Radio
6. Rooftops & Railways
7. Human Torch
8. The Beat
9. Something About It
10. King of Fools