It’s time to get funky with this major announcement from The New Mastersounds, including a fall tour presented by Live For Live Music!

The British-based funk ensemble, backed by their core four of guitarist Eddie Roberts, drummer Simon Allen, bassist Pete Shand and organist Joe Tatton, have just announced a brand new album, Made For Pleasure. The 11-track offering will come out on October 2nd, but the group has premiered the title track ahead of the official release. Let loose with “Made For Pleasure”, streaming below.


Recorded in New Orleans, The New Mastersounds high-step through the humidity and heat leaving no soul or funk touchstone unturned. The title track is drenched in that The-Meters-meet-Lee-Dorsey Big Easy funk, but the full Made For Pleasure album promises a diverse array of soulful goodness. The New Mastersounds know what feels good and deliver it in spades on their latest LP, and rightfully so, as it was, after-all…Made For Pleasure.

Pre-orders for the album are going on right now, through Royal Potato Family’s official store.

Not only that, the group is teaming up with L4LM for an extensive US fall tour! The band will hit the road on September 30th, celebrating the album’s release with performances nationwide. The tour runs through November 7th, culminating in a funky throwdown with the Lettuce crew in Nashville, TN.

You can see the full schedule below! Pre-sale tickets will be released tomorrow, August 5th, with the option to purchase VIP packages for select shows that include copies of Made For Pleasure on CD/vinyl. Tickets and more information are all available via the band’s official website.

New Mastersounds Fall Tour Presented By Live for Live Music

9/30 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/1 – San Diego, CA – Winstons
10/2 – Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
10/3 – San Francisco, CA – Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
10/4 – Mill Valley, CA – Sweetwater Music Hall
10/6 – Chico, CA – Lost On Main
10/7 – Eugene, OR – HiFi Music Hall
10/8 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
10/9 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
10/10 – Seattle, WA – Nectar Lounge
10/11 – Missoula, MT – Top Hat Lounge
10/13 – Salt Lake City, UT – The State Room
10/14 – Boulder, CO – Fox Theatre
10/15 – Steamboat Springs, CO – Old Town Pub
10/16 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
10/17 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
10/20 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
10/21 – Memphis, TN – 1884 Lounge
10/22-25 – Rockdale, TX – Art Outside
10/23 – Dallas, TX – The Loft at Gilley’s
10/24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live Studio
10/27 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay
10/28 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
10/29 – Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
10/30 – Hattiesburg, MS – Dollar Box Showroom
10/30-11/1 – Live Oak, FL – Hulaween
11/1 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Pour House
11/3 – Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s
11/4 – Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre
11/5 – Raleigh, NC – Southland Ballroom
11/6 – Asheville, NC – Isis
11/7 – Nashville, TN – War Memorial Auditorium*

[Photo Credit: Jim Mimna]