It's all because of you!
The Soulboy Collective
The Soulboy Collective – whom, unfortunately, I may have overlooked because of the name – were recently highly recommended to me by the always reliable Andreas! I cannot thank him enough for introducing me to them because, like he promised, they play an undeniably toe-tappingly fantastic blend of indiepop and northern soul. Just listen to that guitar! and that beat! and oh, those sugary sweet vocals! And how exciting it is to have them come back to us after all of eight years!
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Rising from the ashes of defunct Stuttgart-based rave pop outfit Boy Hairdresser (1988 - 1993) in 1994, The Soulboy Collective operate as a loose unit of musicians (Bernd), DJs (Christian, Uli), dabblers (Jürgen) and assorted guest singers - amongst others Ahlie of Elektrolochmann fame. Having released the song "Pattonville Soulgirl" on the "Harakiri"-Compilation in 1995, The Soulboy Collective did remixes for Die Fantastischen Vier ("Populär", 1996), Electronic ("Until The End Of Time", 1997) and Boozoo Bayou ("Night Over Manaus", 1998). All other tracks like "Gentle", "I'm Not in Love But I Could Be" (both from 1996/1997) and "Cool Without You" (1999/2000) are previously unreleased. In 2004, the two old Altobelli/Boy Haidresser tracks, "Juventus" and "Casino Action", were re-recorded as The Soulboy Collective with the help of The Underground Itself. Both songs appear on TSC's debut single to be released on the Firestation label some day.
2009 sees the return of original singer Ahlie to the line-up. Despite living in St. Louis these days, she sang on "It's All Because Of You", the first new Soulboy Collective song in eight years.
I'm in love just a little bit, I think. I hear a little bit of Comet Gain and Saturday Looks Good To Me, and a little bit of Kicker, too – which all makes perfect sense. So if any of that is up your alley, then I think you'll be just as in love with The Souldboy Collective as I currently am! Listen listen listen!
[MP3]: The Soulboy Collective :: It's All Because Of You (Hiiiiighly Rec'd!)
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