THANK the good lord for the fun.
The Allergies kept us keeping on through the trials and tribulations of last year with so many great single drops – “Get Yourself Some” and “I’m On It”, “Just Got That Feeling”, more – and a party-vibe fourth album, Say The Word, which helped a lot, brought the sun; and now 2020 is behind us and 2021 promises to be a better year – promises, but is still playing a little bit coquettish and shy of delivering – they’re back with, they whisper, an album all box fresh and ready to unleash come the summer’s end; and their first single of the year, which will be out on glorious 7″, the time-honoured single drop format for all you proper vinyl heads.
The lead track sees Dynamite MC clambering aboard, and ready to “Lean On You”; reigniting a collaboration (and The Allergies are, of course, nothing if entirely sexy in their collaborations) that dates back to the banger “Hot Sensation”, from Say The Word.
And it’s a quickfire lyrical flow in a call and response style begging for some communal joy, hugs, bellowed choruses. Soon, guys; soon. Take a listen for y’self.
The 7” comes excellently flipped with “Working On Me” – a deep southern-fried funky blues-soul number beggin’ for nifty footwork, all Muscle Shoals excellence, maybe a little touch of the Fatboy Slims. This twin-pronged and wholly loving assault is one to let screamin’ out of the bag when we can all chink glasses and smile wide. Classic Brizzle excellence. We’ll say it again; thank the good lord for the fun.
The Allergies’ “Lean On You” b/w “Working On Me” will be released on 7″ this Friday, April 23rd and can be ordered right now over at Bandcamp.