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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

The Winachi Tribe

Seeing as they're almost next door to Ralph it's about time The Winachi Tribe from Warrington (and Leeds) got a shout out. They've just released their debut single Time For Love and it's seriously funked up in their own inimitable grooved up style.

Although Time For Love is a debut release for The Winachi Tribe, individual band members are already well established on the music scene. 

Percussion legend Inder Goldfinger was a member of Ian Brown's band for thirteen years, and vocalist Liam and keys player Antony collaborated with Keith Allen in the studio and also toured with him as vocalists in his band Fit Les as part of his Olympic opera Will Cliff Be There?.

Time For Love features Julie Gordon (Happy Mondays / S.W.R) and has been chosen to feature in an upcoming feature length documentary about legendary night club The Hacienda. Titled Do You Own The Dancefloor? the film premiered at Glastonbury Festival's Groovy Movie Cinema Tent on Saturday 27th June at 6pm.

The Winachi Tribe influences are as diverse as their own musical output. Parliament Funkadelic and Sly & The Family Stone sit alongside The Happy Mondays, Primal ScreamThe Rolling Stones and The Beatles, creating a melting pot of references that create a truly individual sound.

Vocalist Liam says "You can hear different influences in our music and maybe take a guess as to what we were listening to when we wrote a certain song, but you can't really pin us down into any specific genre. One thing that ties all our music together though is us. Our stamp is all over it." 

The video to accompany Time For Love stars Keith Allen playing an older version of vocalist Liam. Also making a cameo is lead singer of Alabama 3, The Rev D Wayne Love as the DJ at the club. 

"We had a lot of fun making the video" Liam says . "I hope that comes across when people watch it. I think it captures the feel of the song perfectly."