Hammondbeat is deep in 60s basement territory here – thumping bass lines, big Hammond organ and the wonderfully distinctive vocals of Miss Modus, producing a tight sound that benefits from serious time live on stage, all of which simulateously nails the sound of the 60s to perfection AND is at home on the dance floors of every decade.
Miss Modus is the secret weapon of the show, and she delivers strong and emotive vocals on every track. She soars and flies, glides and croons with a power and purity that is undeniable and equally infectious. Sounds From The Kitten Casino features the bubbly “Go-Go Shake”, the jazzy “How Do You Do?”, the driving groove of “Soul of The Zodiac”, the manic vocal of “Club Soul Magic”, the downbeat groove of “Illusion”, and Auger-Driscol-like “The Snake”.
No self-respecting Mod group can escape the golden decade, but Modus have an up-front approach to revealing their influences that mark them out from the general retro-population, making them a perfect addition to the label that brought you The Link Quartet, Captain Hammond, and Phat Fred.
Sounds From The Kitten Casino is a fresh, witty take on a musical template many regarded as obsolete, but in the hands of Modus is as new and vital as anything on the scene today.