Return of the Haggis EP

A 3 track funk ep (14m 40s) — released July 31st 2015 on Haggis Records

The UK's premier funkateers release their long awaited third album "What Comes To Mind" in September 2015 with a three track 12" EP coming out in July as an album taster....aptly titled "Return Of The Haggis EP" - -

Leeds based The Haggis Horns first hit the music scene in 1999 as both a band and a horn section, the Horns making their first recorded appearance on The New Mastersounds debut album that year. Featuring some of the finest brass and rhythm section players in the UK, The Haggis Horns musicians have played live and recorded with a host of music music artists including Mark Ronson, Jamiroquai, John Legend & the Roots, Amy Winehouse, Corinne Bailey Rae, Lou Donaldson, Martha Reeves, The Cinematic Orchestra, Morcheeba, Roots Manuva, Finley Quaye, Lily Allen and Nightmares On Wax.

With two album releases on UK independent label First Word Records ("Hot Damn!" 2007 & "Keep On Movin" 2010), plus five singles and hundreds of live gigs worldwide, they've built a global following that unites soul boys, jazz brothers, funk sisters and break dancers in their love of Haggis Horns music.

Now in autumn 2015, their third album "What Comes To Mind" is getting a release on their own Haggis Records label. As a little teaser they're putting out an EP for summer featuring two new tracks from the album plus a previously unreleased remix of a Haggis Horns classic. On the A-side is "I can't Stop The Feeling" and features singer Lucinda Slim, who featured on the band's second album and gigs regularly with the band. The B-side is "Return Of The Haggis", a typical party funk instrumental the band are known for, a favorite in their live shows and features special guest percussionist Snowboy. Both tracks enlist the bass playing skills of Pete Shand of The New Mastersounds and have that classic mid-70's feelgood funk-soul-boogie vibe reminiscent of early Kool & The Gang, The Blackbyrds and The Average White Band. The final track on the EP is a previously unreleased remix of their first single "Hot Damn!". Once again featuring the powerful vocals of singer John McCallum, this version adds some boogie/disco spice to the original's hard funk flavour.

Blistering funk of the highest order - Craig Charles BBC Radio 6

Beautifully crafted, sounding like a lost Roy Ayers/Donald Byrd production, very nice - Keb Darge

World class funk from the real Mccoy...Every track a future classic - Snowboy

This new Haggis Horns EP channels the uplifting disco-funk of Jamiroquai, Donald Bird, Roy Ayers, and The Average White Band. Listening in the sunshine will put a spring in your step, a glide in your stride and a smile on your face. - Simon Allen The New Mastersounds

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