Remember the late 90's? Big Beat? Trainers with inexplicably chunky soles poking out of even more inexplicably baggy jeans that resembled two maternity dresses hemmed together. Well, thankfully that was a long, long time ago now but despite the best part of a decade and a little bit more passing since those heady days, we find ourselves looking at and listening to only the 3rd long-player from perhaps the most undeservedly ignored band this country has (n)ever seen!
This album is an absolute masterstroke! It is incredibly catchy, funky, electronic and, above all, soulfull. Although it does only clock in at just over 35mins making it seem like one of those wet dreams you have seconds prior to waking up, it does leave with you with the same starry-eyed grin on your chops after each and every listen.
Whether its the disco beats of I Know I'm A King or On My Mind, or the funky soul of Southside Lowdown or Valentines Boast to name a few, there's ample evidence that the Lo-Fi's have long since moved on since How To Operate, and rightly so. I mean, if you live in the past, you get left behind right?
Well, the soul trains a leavin' brothers and sisters. Ride on, ride on.