Long established as one of New Zealand’s finest acts, South Pacific reggae-soul legends The Black Seeds return in 2017 with their long awaited 6th studio album and first single ‘Better Days’.
While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band nearly two decades ago, The Black Seeds’ sound casts a wide net, layering funk, soul, Afrobeat, and other eclectic elements over their dub/reggae foundations. It’s “contemporary groove music with influences from soul and funk and reggae rhythms – and even rock…” explains guitarist/vocalist Barnaby Weir.
Lead track ‘Better Days’ is a Black Seeds classic and an exciting taster of what is to come from the new record. Rich with chugging guitars and soothing vocals, the track is warm with a positive message:
Better Days are calling, lonely nights are leaving. I see better Days, are just around the corner. No it wont be long till something good happens for ya.
“It’s a mantra and anyone who is struggling, to stay positive and not give up” says vocalist Barbnaby Weir. “To strive for what’s important to you.”
Described by Clash Magazine as “one of the best live reggae acts on the planet,” The Black Seedslegendary eight-piece live show infuses raw energy and good vibes wherever they go, fueling multi-platinum sales and a growing worldwide following. With countless sold out tours behind them and performances at many of the world’s leading festivals, The Black Seeds will be bringing touring the new record around the world this year.
The Black Seeds (Live) are: Barnaby Weir (Vocals/Guitar), Daniel Weetman(Vocals/Percussion), Jarney Murphy (Drums), Nigel Patterson (Keyboard), Ned Ngatae (Guitar), Francis Harawira (Bass), Barrett Hocking (Trumpet), Lucien Johnson and Matthew Benton (Saxophone).
The Black Seeds – ‘Better Days’
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The Black Seeds – ‘Better Days’ is out now via Remote Control Records.