U.K. quintet Funkzilla delivers what is essentially a Brit-flavored jam-band experience that shows promise. The lengthy (6 min.) “On A Dream Boat” melds jazzy scat-style singing, breezy ffinger snaps and even some Eagles-like background vocal crooning. The song’s fx’d guitar solo is dandy and the bassist also gets to work the neck with consistently compelling results. The band jacks up the energy and fun on “Quasmatic” with a Chili Peppers funk-rock influence and, on “Phacefunk” we hear hints of a Rage Against The Machine type of aggression. These guys can play, and their compositions are entertaining. Lead vocals are the weakest link––they must improve to give the band a stronger impact.
Style: Funk Rock, Jam Band