Listening to Molotov Jukebox is like taking a trip through a hundred different styles of music from all over the world in just one band. Carried by the expressive melodies of trumpet-meister Angus Moncrieff and the flirtatious vocals of Natalia Tena, the band offer up a myriad of rich-in-variety tracks.
The unique sound is an upbeat concoction of progressive, colourful jazz, like an exotic cocktail of music. The slick, film-noire-esque trumpet creates a unique spin on early swing and big band music, and lends itself seamlessly to their catchy modern appeal.
Molotov Jukebox are great at finding inventive new ways to rework classic styles of inter-continental rock, jazz, samba, swing and more, into loveable modern day anthems. Impossible to pin-down to one style, they go beyond all traditional labels.
When talking to lead vocalist and accordion player Nataila Tena, she told us she could “feel the kick drum in her womb”. When asked about the tour so far, guitarist Adam Burke said, “This is probably one of the longest tours we’ve been on. We’re a bit more ‘on it’ now than we were about 5 years ago, and now we’re having the right amount of fun to be able to give the best show we can give.”
The band’s new album ‘Tropical Gypsy’ is available to download now on their website and is 100% worth checking out. If coconuts could make brilliant music, this is what it might sound like.