The Putbacks @ Blank Tape

On the first weekend of December we were very excited to have one of Australia’s finest instrumental soul/groove bands ‘The Putbacks’ recording at Blank Tape studio. The session was engineered by Phil Noy using some of his fine vintage gear.  This was the perfect match to capture the essence of what The Putbacks are about.

The Putbacks have  opened for Australian premier funk outfit The Bamboos, ‘The Menahan Street Band featuring Charles Bradley’ during their Australian tour in 2009, and have just recently opened for Booker T Jones in Sydney and Melbourne. There deep funky groove with a raw, melodic sound defines what the Putbacks are about and we at Blank Tape were well chuffed to have them lay that down at BT studios.

The PutBacks instrumental funk-killer-floor-filler ‘The Diamond Cutter’, released March 2009 as a split 7” 45 on Hope Street Recordings, has received healthy rotation on Australian, US and UK radio, featured on Canadian DJ Double K’s “The New Funk Mix” available at and profiled on DJ Prestige’s blog page