Three London audiophiles with a penchant for hyper angular funk and analogue atmospherics, Brothers Rasputin release their supreme new EP, ‘Get Over It’, on 28 August. Featuring prestigious guest appearances from film composer Patrick Jonsson (the Oscar-nominated Virunga), jazz musician Mike McEvoy (Soul to Soul, Steve Winwood) plus backing vocal duties performed by the likes of Kelli-Leigh (Duke Dumont/Second City) and Bridgette Amofah (Rudimental), this new set of recordings embellishes the Brothers with a slick widescreen sheen to their intuitive groove.
The first three taster tracks from the EP are the Philly-style funky sizzler ‘Get Over It’, where singer Mitch’s unmistakable voice is enhanced by backing harmonies from chart-topping vocalist Kelli-Leigh (who sang on number one hits by Duke Dumont and Second City) and acclaimed session singer Victoria Beaumont. Ambient indie ballad ‘Eyes Won’t Leave You’ has an orchestral beauty encapsulated in the heart-rending string coda, arranged by Patrick Jonsson and performed live by one of London’s finest young string quartets. The song is lent a vague menace by its ambiguous lyrics, doubled up once more by luxuriant female harmonies. ‘In Your Body’ is all pealing guitar, woozy bass and inspired Hammond organ swells by renowned jazz player and composer Mike McEvoy underpinning an upper-register vocal earworm – “Don’t Want This In My Body” – characteristic of Mitch’s unique schtick.