With over 140,000 albums sold worldwide and a live show that has been slaming dance floors across the globe for over a decade, New Zealand’s The Black Seeds return to the Espy on Cup Eve, Monday 5th November with their new fifth studio album, Dust and Dirt.
Described recently by Rolling Stone as “The Best Reggae band in the world right now” The Black Seeds infuse their incredible live show with raw energy and good vibes wherever they go, fuelling multi-platinum sales and a fast growing worldwide fan base.
Led by the vocals of Barnaby Weir and Daniel Weetman, lyrically The Black Seeds music expresses messages on different levels. Personal triumphs and failures, the fear of love, death, apathy, and relationships, give a personal insight into the lives of the musicians. Ultimately though, their songs are always under-pinned with an underlying positivity and optimism.
While firmly based in the island grooves that inspired the birth of the band over a decade ago, The Black Seeds’ sound casts a wide net, layering funk, soul, Afrobeat, and other eclectic elements over their dub/reggae foundations.
Head to the Espy on Cup Eve to catch The Black Seeds plus special guests. Tickets $38 +bf on sale 9am Friday 24 August via www.espy.com.au and all Oztix outlets.