Vintage soul pop music band Grenfelle
will release their first single on July 17th, courtesy of
Set to hit the bins on the second day of Record Store Day 2021
, the 7-inch vinyl will feature
the all-English song KEEP IT GOIN’
on its A-side. The coupling track will be a cover of Ben Watt
’s NORTH MARINE DRIVE
by French singer-songwriter Manuel Bienvenu
, which has been selected by Free Soul
and Café Après-midi
series’ creator Toru Hashimoto
KEEP IT GOIN' / NORTH MARINE DRIVE
will be available at independent record stores throughout Japan and
will be distributed internationally by TOYOKASEI.
Influenced by indie pop, indie rock, acid jazz, R&B, northern soul and neo-soul, Grenfelle
a four-piece band formed in 2020 and consisting of Swinging Popsicle
bassist Masanori Shimada
keyboardist Masashi Yamaguchi
guitarist K-GO Mizutani
shared a message for international fans:
"Hi, everyone! My new band, Grenfelle
’s first single KEEP IT GOIN'
will be released on July 17th on “Record Store Day / RSD DROPS 2021”.
’s sound is an alternative blend that reflects our influences of indie pop, indie rock, acid jazz, R&B, northern soul, neo soul, etc. We call this 'A New Vintage Soul Pop Music' that is particularly focused on music production, seeking
our own original groove that reflects our 'now'. I hope you like it, please listen! Thank you."
To get the limited edition 7-inch single, fans can contact their local record store or make an overseas order via TOYOKASEI's official website
Details of the worldwide digital release will be announced after RSD 2021.
A preview of
KEEP IT GOIN’
can be listened to below.