Electric Attitude / Press

“Houston Press Music Awards: The 12 Best Artists of 2012 - Not only did Electric Attitude sound great, but their lead singer Blake Shepard, had a great deal of charisma and stage presence. You could not take your eyes off him. If he keeps up the good work, I think the band will go far. One of the other highlights was bass player/singer Kwesi Sackey's near-falsetto voice. To me, it really stood out (but in a good way). Bottom line: Electric Attitude has attitude. ”

“Rocketing out over the Midwest from their home port in Space City U.S.A., coming to make us all believers in the power of sweaty, groovy, funked up space-age rock and soul music, Houston’s Electric Attitude is heading for a stage near you! Touring this summer to support their six song EP, “Laser Laser Laser Beams,” and wielding a sound that’s like nothing you’ve ever heard, and at the same time everything you have, utilizing influences of soul, blues, classic and modern rock. Electric Attitude has forged a style of music that is uniquely their own. Music that will force you to get up off your butt . . . and move it! Click Web Link for full article....”

“Sometimes a little shift is all it takes to make something really, really work, sometimes even when it didn’t completely work before. That’s what I found myself thinking when I listened to Electric Attitude‘s latest album, the stellar Skintight & Solid Gold. I’d waited a few years for the band’s recorded music to really match up to their live presence — which is impressive as all hell, I have to say, but I’ll get to that — and holy crap, they actually pulled it off. Skintight & Solid Gold is grimy and sleazy, with nicely rubbery, Bootsy Collins-esque basslines, a heavy dose of horns, and frontman Blake Shepard‘s half-leering, undeniably sexy croon/yelp. Now, for the live side of things: yep, the album’s good, but in person? It’s a whole different beast, a sweatier, rawer, funkier kind of creature from even the dirtied-up recording; if you’ve never witnessed Electric Attitude live, you really need to. They set the dancefloor on freaking fire, I swear.”

“Electric Attitude’s debut full-length has a title that fits perfectly, just like a glove. Possibly Michael Jackson’s trademark white gloves. Skintight & Solid Gold is an album-length funk jam filled with innuendo, horns and a whole lot of low-end thunder. Opener “No One Else” starts off the session with a wailing wah-wah bass intro, kicking off an impressive tone of constant vamping and grooving that pervades the album. Even though there are discrete songs, and they do not necessarily fade into each other, each song has such unstoppable momentum the succession of tracks feels like a non-stop dance party. Even after the music stops, there remains the irresistible urge to continue tapping your feet.”

“The first sounds we hear from Electric Attitude‘s LP Skintight & Solid Gold is a bass line borrowed directly from Bootsy Collins’ Space Bass and fed through a stank ass wah pedal. Those beginning couple of measures from “No One Else” provides all the proof we need to know that funk is alive and well in Houston. But don’t tell these three-time winners of the Houston Press Music Award for Best Soul/Funk/R&B that all they do is straight funk; their music fervently incorporates elements of blues, rock, disco, and soul in a delectable melding of styles that would make any shitty fusion restaurant owner green with professional envy.”

“Skintight and Solid Gold kicks off with a robust funky riff that is vaguely pornographic. When the horn section barges in, it’s clear — this music is no joke. The sound is real, organic, and it grooves. The vocals are high-pitched and angry; bringing everything together in an unpretentious and non-cheesy way. It’s immediately clear that you’ve never heard anything quite like this.”

“When the set starts with the band's lead singer booty-bumping with the ladies in the front row, you know it's funny. When that same singer, Blake Shephard, stands on top of an amp, shot in hand, not one, but four times, you know it's fun. When he returns to the crowd not once but five times, nearly falling over a woman the last, you know it's a party. And when his fellow bandmates get together, collectively creating something that easily sounds like 50 musicians or more, you know it's passion. When passersby look into the windows, their faces asking, "Who's makin' all that funkin' noise?" you know it must sound damn good. And when the Reserve 101 proprietors fling open their backdoors to let out the sound into the street, you know it's Electric Attitude.”