VANCOUVER'S FIVE ALARM FUNK ANNOUNCE 6TH STUDIO ALBUM SWEAT
OUT MARCH 3, 2017
ITUNES PRE-ORDER WITH INSTANT GRAT TRACK DDPP
OUT THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 27th
CANADIAN TOUR TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
"SWEAT is a powerhouse of funk and fusion. We wanted to create a dance party record front to back."
TORONTO, ON - January 23, 2017 - Vancouver-based groove masters FIVE ALARM FUNK are set to release their sixth full-length album, Sweat, in Canada and the US on March 3rd. With six national tours under their belt, you know they are going to take Canada by storm in 2017. Stay tuned for tour announcement. In the meantime, get ready to kick up your heart rate with the banger new track DDPP (oh and that stands for Dance Dance Party Party) -https://soundcloud.com/fivealarmfunk/ddpp. The album will be available for pre-order this Friday, January 27th, with DDPP as an instant grat.
What's The Story about Five Alarm Funk?
First of all - don’t be fooled by their name: there’s more to Five Alarm Funk than funk. Over a decade into creating music, FIVE ALARM FUNK--Tayo Branston (drums/vocals), Gabe Boothroyd (guitar), Oliver Gibson (guitar), Jason Smith (bass), Thomas Towers (congas), Carl Julig (timbales), Eli Bennett (saxophone) and Kent Wallace (trumpet)--remains as impossible as ever to put into a box. Although they are rooted in the style that gives the outfit its name, FIVE ALARM FUNK thrives on being able to transcend genre by seamlessly mixing in elements of gypsy rock, Afro-funk, Latin, ska, punk and even prog-metal.
Need proof? Take a listen to any of Five Alarm Funk’s studio albums, which include Anything Is Possible (winner of Instrumental Album of the Year at the 2011 Western Canadian Music Awards), Rock the Sky (which was nominated for Instrumental Recording of the Year at the 2013 WCMAs and Instrumental Album of the Year at that year’s JUNO Awards), and Abandon Earth (winner of Instrumental Recording of the Year at 2015 WCMAs).
FAF's sixth studio LP, Sweat, is an epic collection of 12 new tracks, produced by Ben Kaplan (Mother Mother, Biffy Clyro). With the new album in hand, FAF has big plans to take on the entire planet. "Sweat embodies over a decade of dedication and determination. It defines Five Alarm Funk's spirit to perform and relentless push." Tayo continues: "We've done cross stage backslides in Taiwan on it, seen it drip from the rafters in Saskatoon, and have crowdsurfed waves of it Coast to Coast. We live it, breathe it and love it. SWEAT!"
04 CAPITAL CITY
05 ILL WIND
07 FREIGHT TRAIN
08 POWER OF FUNK
10 GODS (MAY THE FUNK BE WITH YOU)
11 HOT DAMN
12 10,000 SCARABS
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Photo credit: Maggie MacPherson / MaggieMacPherson.ca