new mastersounds Archive

Musoscribe’s Best of 2010: Interviews

In 2010 I conducted a long list of interviews, and I can honestly say that I enjoyed every single one of them. Some were in-person; some were phoners, and couple used Skype. In every case I believe I came away with a better understanding of what makes the artist tick. But a few interviews stood

Feature: The New Mastersounds – Ten Years On in the USA

The New Mastersounds are a four-piece instrumental band out of Leeds in Northern England. The group plays an engaging brand of funk-soul-R&B in a style that makes knowing nods to great music of the past. The quartet includes guitarist Eddie Roberts on guitar and tambourine, drummer Simon Allen, Pete Shand on bass guitar, and Joe

Preview: The New Mastersounds

I first learned of Leeds UK-based funk instrumental quartet The New Mastersounds around the time of release of their 2008 album Plug and Play. They were scheduled to play a gig in my hometown (Asheville NC) and I had a tentative plans to interview the band when they arrived. But at the last minute (Asheville