Every now and then, I’ll come across a band with a name so great that I really want to like them. More often than not, that doesn’t work out, but sometimes it does. Witness the Phenomenal Handclap Band. They don’t actually incorporate handclaps and I’m not sure if it is the (alleged) handclaps themselves that are phenomenal or if it’s the band itself (a handclap band, we presume) that is phenomenal, but either way, I’m on board.
Whatever the case, when the Phenomenal Handclap Band released its self-titled debut album back in 2009, the track that sold me on the album was “Testimony”. It just has a great underlying funk groove to it that makes it a perfect summer song. Since we’re in the heart of the summer here in the northern hemisphere, it seems like an opportune time to go with this.
Testimony – The Phenomenal Handclap Band