The Winachi Tribe have lifted a second single from their ‘Time for Love’ EP. ‘Plant the Seed’ will be released on September 25th on A1M records. The track sees the band collaborating with Julie E Gordon of Happy Mondays.
The Winachi Tribe is a collection of exceptional musicians and producers who have performed and toured with artists as diverse as Ian Brown, Black Grape, Happy Mondays, Massive Attack and The Stereo MCs. They bring together urban swagger, soul and funk to create unique electro-funk grooves; a sonic soul collective who are unrestrained by boundaries or formulas, either musically or culturally.
New single ‘Plant the Seed’ is featured in a new documentary ‘We Own the Dance Floor’, which tells the story of the Hacienda and was premiered at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. The band will be embarking on a UK tour in October and in the meantime are set to play to the Portsmouth’s Victorious Festival on 29th August alongside Basement Jaxx, Tinie Tempah & The Flaming Lips. The ‘Time For Love’ EP will be launched at Manchester’s Ruby Lounge on 27th August, with special guests, Tigerside, Ruby Tuesday & the Happy Fallen. Tickets available here.
A teaser for the video of The Winachi Tribe’s performance of ‘Plant the Seed’ live in London’s The Electric Carousel Club is available here:
The film captures the band giving a seminal performances in the nation’s Capital. West End glamour meets northern swagger in a melting pot of funk and soul in 100 degree heat!
“I believe that we are on the edge of a hybrid soul/northern soul explosion. I think it will, for want of a better word, be the new punk. It’s the perfect conduit to express feelings of frustration anger and passion. The Winachi Tribe’s tune fits into the picture perfectly. Bring it on!”
“They are such a great band, they blew my head off when I first heard their music. They have so many angles, sort of a funk revolving door, they are definitely special in their own inimitable style.”
“‘Time for Love’ brings funk and dance together for a cracking debut release.”
Louder Than War
“The song’s catchy chorus will become stuck in your head, your foot will more than likely be tapping and you’ll be longing for the sun to shine, fun and breezy song that deserves to be enjoyed.”
Pure M Magazine
“The Winachi Tribe have carefully handpicked their ingredients, heated the oil, sizzled it all up in the pan and it comes together in a great big pot of the best parts of all your favorite dinners. This is dance party music to throw some serious shapes to”
“‘Time For Love’ is a superb first offering from The Winachi Tribe, fusing funk, soul, disco, electro and indie to create one massive groove. Its classy, cool and leaves you wanting more. Think somewhere in between the Happy Mondays and Chic and you are on the right track.”
“‘Time for Love is a magnetism of nostalgia and originality, unleashing a soulfully infectious vibe. Manna for those with a passion of funk ‘n’ soul and pleasing temptation for those maybe less inclined to swing a hip or two”
“The Winachi Tribe are an Electro Funk Sonic Soul Collective whose influences come from such diverse sources as The Happy Mondays, Grand Master Flash and Daft Punk. A mix of musical styles and cultural backgrounds that keep the band lyrically explosive and musically diverse.”
“It’s like you took Maroon 5, pumped in some testosterone, let them chill in England and then slathered them in funk.”
27th August – Manchester: EP launch, The Ruby Lounge, Special Guests & DJ sets
29th August – Portsmouth: Victorious Festival, Portsmouth, opening for Tini Tempa, & The Flaming Lips
5th September – Manchester: Metropolitan University, ‘The Second Coming’ Charity Event with Aziz Ibrahim, The Clone Roses, Cressa (DJ Set)
7th November – Minehead Somerset: Shine On Weekender, Minehead Arena, Somerset with Happy Mondays, Stereo MCs, 808 State