New Zealand reggae-soul heavyweights The Black Seeds present their highly anticipated new studio album 'Dust and Dirt', featuring lead single "Pippy Pip".
The long awaited follow up to 2008's 'Solid Ground', 'Dust and Dirt' marks an exciting new chapter for the multi-platinum selling kiwi band whose fan base has spread around the world in recent years.
Self recorded and produced in their Wellington studio, the new 13-track album introduces new sounds and styles not heard on previous releases whilst still remaining true to the band's roots.
"Working in our own studio gave us the freedom to get the best out of ourselves over a longer period of time, and to trial new techniques and tones with Mike Fabulous at the controls." says singer/guitarist Barnaby Weir.
The result is an album that truly reflects the sum of its parts with all six band members injecting their influences and creative energies into the album's 13 tracks.
From the get-go, album opener "Out of Light" with it's shimmering keyboards and trippy vocals showcases a re-invigorated band with a more expansive sound. "Loose Cartilage", inspired in part by an AC/DC concert comes flying out of the traps with a beast of a riff before slipping into a funk-laden Black Seeds groove. The chilled-out disco dub of "Don't Turn Around", born out of a spontaneous jam before rehearsal, and the blaring horn line and varied use of instrumentation on "Love Me Now", are testament to a band at the top of their game, revelling in their new found creative freedom.