Inner City Life

A 2 track funk single (7m 27s) — released July 8th 2013 on Wah Wah 45s

East London's favourite brass juggernaut are back with a brand spanking new single that sets the pace for their hugely anticipated second long-player, due for release in September.

Since unleashing their eponymous debut back in 2011, Hackney Colliery Band have been in huge demand, having been almost constantly on tour for two years and played the length and breadth of the country and beyond, closing both the Manchester Jazz Festival and the Olympic Games (no less) along the way!

The response to their unexpected cover versions and twisted originals has been incredible, with huge amounts of radio play from the likes of Craig Charles and Huey Morgan, and with their covers of "Africa" and "No Diggity" fast becoming club staples for hip hop DJs like Mr. Thing and Questlove.

Finally, the new HCB album is almost upon us, and the first taster features another unexpected cover in the shape of Goldie's 90's soulful d&b classic, "Inner City Life". The band deliver a deceptively smooth rendition that lulls the listener into a false sense of security before the jungle drums do their thing and those horns come crashing back in to blow the dance floor apart!

On the flip is another firing original from the band. "Hitched" is an intense and furious Balkan flavoured bomb that's sure to be a festival favourite this summer.

Make sure you get with the HCB – and that’s coming from the HBE! - Hypnotic Brass Ensemble Chicago, USA

Like Marmite, you either love it or hate it, and I LOVE it! - Craig Charles BBC 6Music

Just keep the hits coming! - John Kennedy XFM

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