"Them Vibes' new song "Powers Collide" might be the ultimate funk entrance song for your clique to dance its way into any party. What originally started out as a duo of singer Larry “Brother Love” Florman and guitarist Alex Haddad in New York City, grew to include guitarist Kyle Lewis and drummer Sarah Tomek as they moved headquarters to East Nashville.
The group grew even larger for new project Why The Funk Not, released last month, with percussionist Matt Nolan, Kevin Nolan, keyboardist Kaitlyn Connor, bassist Kyle Whalum, and local group The Shindellas joining on backing vocals to round out a powerhouse of catchy guitar grooves and drums sure to inspire you at home to start an online band.
The hazy, Kim Paige-directed video for "Powers Collide" feature the band in a various animal masks to represent something deeper than what meets the eye. Haddad went into detail via email: “'Powers Collide' is about the many shades of mankind. In the same breath we are both sophisticated and atavistic; altruistic and militaristic; at once an animal and at a times a man."
Them Vibes' tour with rock singer Maggie Rose has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. If you'd like to support them you can check out their merch on their site.
Photo: Kim Paige