The Black Seeds sixth album 'Dust and Dirt' is out tomorrow!
Thanks to Nigel for answering these questions:
What can we expect to see from The Black Seeds over the next year?
A new album. A lot of touring! New songs, new haircuts and hopefully some new clothes.
What advice would you like to give to other aspiring musicians?
Always remember that the greatest asset you have as a musician is that you are an individual and that no-one is exactly like you so whatever you do. Doesn't matter if you're the best or worst just as long as you are being true to yourself that's all that matters.
What will The Black Seeds? next release be?
Not sure. I really want to do a Slim Jams album but realistically I think it will be a Dust and Dirt remix album.
Who would you most like to support live?
What can you never leave home without?
Sunglasses and earplugs.
What is your favourite NZ venue?
The Bowl of Brooklands, New Plymouth.
What is the best part of being a musician?
Writing songs and then performing them to the public. Hanging out with fellow musicians. Touring - being able to see heaps of cool places all around that you wouldn't get to see.
What is in your CD collection at home?
Heaps of vinyl.
What is your favourite place in NZ to be?
What rumour would you like to start about The Black Seeds?
That we have been chosen to play support for Black Uhuru on their next world tour.
Originating from Wellington, New Zealand, The Black Seeds have carved out their reputation through platinum selling albums, a masterful live show, and a sound that fuses infectious grooves and melodies with undiluted roots music. With numerous European festival tours behind them, and a successful 2009 North American album release, their following continues to spread quickly around the globe.
Led by the vocals of Barnaby Weir and Daniel Weetman, at its core The Black Seeds music is a boundary-crossing sound fusion of big-beat funk, dub, soul, mixed with vintage roots-reggae.
Described by Clash Magazine as "one of the best reggae acts on the planet", their legendary 8-piece live show brings the raw energy and good vibes wherever it goes. They have countless sell-out New Zealand and Australasian tours behind them, and regularly perform at many of Europe and North America’s biggest festivals.