THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Skorpion im Stiefel is the debut album by Hamburg Spinners, a contemporary soul, mod-jazz and R&B outfit based in Hamburg, Germany. Their sound blends floating Hammond organ lines, kinetic, driving grooves, funky breaks and slicing, economic improvisation. The quartet features Carsten Meyer on Hammond B-3, Dennis Rux on guitar, David Nesselhauf on bass, and Lucas Kochbeck on drums.
Skorpion im Stiefel was cut live on a weekend in May 2020 in Hamburg’s Yeah!Yeah!Yeah! Studios with all bandmembers playing together in the same room as a way of capturing their live sound on tape. The only overdubs were a few shouts and some ambient noise. With Meyer’s soulful organ sound owing equally to Booker T. Jones, Ingfried Hoffmann as well as Georgie Fame, his gritty soulful sound is buoyed by Rux’s warm and gripping guitar sound, Nesselhauf’s dynamic bass lines and Kochbeck’s tight in-the-pocket drumming. Who needs winners when there’s Hamburg Spinners!?”