(The above audio clip aired on KUSP in conjunction with The Inciter’s album release party at the Rio Theater, Saturday, March 10, 2012. The piece features an interview with Inciters’ bandleader and trumpet player, Rick Kendrick and track samples from the band’s new album, “Soul Clap”.)
Monterey Bay soul band, The Inciters have a great new cd out titled Soul Clap with more half the tracks penned by various members of this 11 piece band. Recorded in Santa Cruz, the album includes a catchy instrumental called “100″ using family and friend shout outs taped live at Poet & Patriot Irish Pub. Not Motown, but Northern Soul made popular in the mid 70′s in the UK, the Inciter’s three lead vocalists – Betsy Jane Kniffin, Lizzie Shipton and Rosie Jones – have unique singing styles that set them apart from what we’re used to hearing. The Inciters. who recently reformed with new members after a five year break, opened for Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings at Santa Cruz’s Rio Theater last November 2010 and delivered a knockout although short performance. The Inciters’ new recording, Soul Clap grabs you from the get go. Highly recommended.