Half The City is the debut release of this Birmingham, Alabama-based sextet, who have already created great interest with their live shows. Produced by Ben Tanner of Alabama Shakes, and recorded and mixed in the renowned studios of Muscle Shoals, the album harkens back to the region’s classic soul roots while adding an exciting new mix to the genre. The playing is really tight, with elemental rhythm and plenty of feeling. Paul Janeway sings with real passion and the arrangements are very bright and full of rich sound. The brass section is very dynamic and the keyboard/organ swell augments the backline that fuels each of the 12 tracks here.
St. Paul & The Broken Bones deliver R & B, Motown and Memphis soul in an impressive and heart-felt manner.