NME award winners who specialise in soundscapes, infectious melodies and pure, groovy rhythms. Amid the exaggerated swagger of Lad Rock and the self-conscious Brit Pop excesses of the mid 1990s, the NME readers' Best Live Act awards placed an acid jazz combo, Corduroy, among its top five – not bad for a band of whose stage set largely consisted of instrumentals.
Formed in December 1991,and signed to Acid Jazz Records in January 1992, the south-London four-piece’s live performance was energetic and infectious; rubber-band bass runs, buzz-saw guitar lines, creative funky drumming and a relentless soundscape of Hammond organ and melodic electric piano, combined into an adrenaline rush that was exciting, filmic and cartoonish.
The ‘fabric four’ became an instant hit on the international live circuit, their shows a frenetic celebration of grooviness and fun. You are invited
Fri 26 Apr
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