Latest offering from UK soul duo NEWLANDS AND MATHER is a 6 track EP optimistically called ‘Heat’. Three of the tunes have been released as singles – ‘I Love IT 2’, ‘If The Sun Don’t Rise’ and ‘Good Times’ which features some proper tasty sax from Alan Hook. All three were UK soul chart riders and good to have ’em cheek by jowl here.
The three new tunes are the mid-tempo ‘Take Time’, the up-tempo ‘Heat’ and the gentle ballad ‘It’s Your Move’. Put’ em all together and you have a well-balanced mini album that the duo themselves will admit is not ground breaking or revolutionary…. it’s not meant to be. It’s what it is – pleasing, melodic Brit soul brimming with optimism and perfect for lazy summer parties and chilling.