Saturday, 16 March 2013
Dumpstaphunk - Everybody Want Sum
During the past seven years, New Orleans-based funk outfit Dumpstaphunk has progressed from a fun live act to perhaps Big Easy’s most promising ambassador. All that time together gave the Ivan Neville -fronted group plenty of road-tested material to choose from for its first full-length studio album, Everybody Wants Sum. The band succeeds in creating an intriguing mix of styles and tempos throughout. An ode to New Orleans’ cuisine, “Greasy Groceries,” the lyrically deep “Outta Know Better” and the dirty funk of “Do Ya” anchor the 12-track release, yet it is the deep, in-the-pocket instrumental “Paper Chasing Britney” that truly shows off the swagger of the band’s years of steady gigging. Everybody Wants Sum proves that Dumpstaphunk is just as capable of throwing it down in the studio as it is on stage.