AUDIO; SOUL,FUNK, AFRO-BEAT | The Impellers – This Is Not A Drill Album (Mocambo & Légère Recordings) mixed preview of The Impellers 2nd album ‘This Is Not A Drill’
“There are so many bands who inevitably go back to the root but are not always successful in providing the organic fruit, I feel you guys are an exception”
Da Buzzboy Fitzroy, Solar FM


The Impellers are a 10 piece powerhouse, bringing pounding instrumental tracks, lyrically strong vocal tracks and, new for the 2nd album, a sweet, sweet ballad. New recordings, scheduled for release in early 2012 on the powerhouse labels that are Mocambo Records and Legere Recordings, bring together influences including soul, deep funk, latin and afrobeats, hip hop production, and includes funk re-versions of instantly recognisable tracks by Kaiser Chiefs and The Ting Tings.

The Impellers first full album ‘Robot Legs’ was released on UK independent label Freestyle Records. Since its release in 2009, the band have been busy touring across the UK, Netherlands, Spain, France and elsewhere. They have shared stages with some of the finest funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz and scratch DJ talent from around the world. Their ever-expanding CV includes shows with Marva Whitney, Breakestra, James Taylor Quartet, The Bamboos, Lack of Afro, Kid Koala, Hexstatic, Mr Thing (The Scratch Perverts),
DJ Bizznizz (UK DMC Championships winner),
DJ Vadim, Speedometer, Polar Bear,
Part Time Heroes and The Nextmen. The band also played live sessions on the BBC in the UK and were recruited by renowned DJ and promoter Adrian Gibson to play a live mix of tracks from the seminal ‘Ultimate Breaks & Beats‘ records – 55 classic breaks in a killer hour-and-a-half live set!!



Reaction to The Impellers debut album, ‘Robot Legs’:

“Really great….really enjoyed that”
Mark Lamarr, BBC Radio 2

“Peppered with potential future classics”

“Another cracking piece of modern funk”
Craig Charles, BBC 6Music

“Superb – easily the best new funk tracks I’ve heard since Baby Charles; these guys have the potential to be even better!”
Ian Wright (Deep Funk DJ, collector and album compiler)

“The Impellers deliver proper new deep funk, ‘Robot Legs’ is heavily recommended – one of the best of Freestyle Records’ new acts”
Nick (Record Kicks)

“A fine debut … superior modern day funk”
Soul Brother Records

“One of the fullest sounding, as well as freshest releases on the funk scene that I’ve heard in a very long while!”
Mr Double Down, The Hook & Sling (leading UK funk blog)

“Always going to be a hit”
BN1 Magazine, Brighton