Melbourne nine piece funk-soul powerhouse The Bamboos (showcasing the winning combination of guitarist/leader Lance Ferguson and vocalist Kylie Auldist) return with their eighth studio effort Night Time People. Already long regarded as one of the world's premier funksoul outfits, it's shaping up to be the record that capitalizes on the runaway success of their 2016 hit "This Girl" and brings their infectious and modern take on a timeless sound to a whole new world of listeners. Lead single "Lit Up" is built upon an insanely catchy piano riff and the best use of cowbell since "Honky Tonk Women." In contrast to that, Auldist sings of trying to hide away from her pain: "When the sun goes down, feel my heart fill up with regret." It's a unique balance of irresistible groove and raw emotion which could well answer the question George Clinton asked many years ago: "what is soul?"