THE BLACK SEEDS DROP ‘FREAKIN’ VIDEO

THE BLACK SEEDS
DROP THEIR NEW, SOUL TRAIN INSPIRED MUSIC VIDEO

FREAKIN’
TOURING NEW ZEALAND SEPT / OCT 2017

On the cusp of their nationwide New Zealand tour which kicks off this September, The Black Seeds have dropped the boogie in their devastatingly great new video for their new, feel-good single, Freakin’.

Expect keytars, explosions, futuristic eyewear (and dangerous dance moves) brought together by a rotating cast of dance extraordinaires – this is about the good times! Let’s party!

“It’s the party, pick-me-up track on the album,” says The Black Seeds co-frontman, Barnaby Weir of the new track created at Lee Prebble’s The Surgery. “It’s for the end of the week, end of the line, letting loose, shaking it off. It’s a good dose of feel-good funk.”

Featuring dance and choreography from Hero Dance Company, Pump Dance Studios and The Company NZ, the video was directed by Mark Russell (The Renegade Peach Project), produced by Owen Watts (The Maker’s Initiative) and created with the support of NZ On Air. Watch Freakin’ here, or below.

This September 8th, The Black Seeds will release their sixth studio album Fabric, followed by a nationwide album tour that spans 10 national dates with newly added shows in Nelson (Sept 30th – Club Paradox) and Hawkes Bay (Oct 10th – The Cabana). See here for full details and ticketing information.

Listen to Freakin’ here:
https://theblackseeds.lnk.to/fabric-album

Spotify: http://smarturl.it/freakin
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/07zfmz

COSMIC TICKETING PRESENTS:
The Black Seeds

‘FABRIC’ NZ ALBUM RELEASE TOUR

Thursday 21 September – Raglan, The Raglan Club
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & from venue, 22 Bow St, Raglan

Friday 22 September – Auckland, The Powerstation
Tickets from aaaticketing.co.nz

Saturday 23 September – Mt. Maunganui, Totara Street
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & from venue, 11 Totara St, Mt. Maunganui

Wednesday 27 September – Wanaka, Lake Wanaka Centre
Tickets from eventfinda.co.nz & from Base 2, 12 Helwick St, Wanaka

Thursday 28 September – Dunedin, Refuel
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz or available from
OUSA main office on campus & Cosmic Dunedin, 355 George Street, Dunedin

Friday 29 September – Christchurch, The Bedford Bigtop
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & available from Cosmic stores

**ADDED SHOW!**
Saturday 30 September – Nelson, Club Paradox
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz

**ADDED SHOW!**
Thursday 5 October – Napier, The Cabana
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz

Friday 6 October – Wellington, San Fran
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & available from
Cosmic on Cuba, 97 Cuba St, Wellington

Saturday 7 October – Wellington, San Fran
Tickets from cosmicticketing.co.nz & available from
Cosmic on Cuba, 97 Cuba St, Wellington

The Black Seeds – Fabric Tracklist:
Better Days
Everybody Knows
Freakin’
Lightning Strikes
Moving On
Ride On
Back To You
Fabric
Beleza
Wake Up
The Weaver
Lost In The Bush

ABOUT FABRIC:

After a couple of years touring the world and juggling festival slots, The Black Seeds focused their efforts throughout 2016 and 2017 on the recording of their new studio album. The sessions for Fabric took place at acclaimed engineer/producer and long-time Black Seeds collaborator, Lee Prebble’s Wellington studio The Surgery. The result is a twelve-track album of bold, groove-heavy tunes.

It wouldn’t be a Black Seeds record without the warm affirmations of Weir and Weetman’s words, which we hear right from top to tail. The uplifting album opener ‘Better Days’ ensures us that “better days are coming, lonely nights are leaving”, while tracks like ‘The Weaver’ remind us that love will conquer all pain.

The kinetic energy within the album is physically infectious and makes you want to move. There are times where we dip into a gorgeous nostalgic homage to the late 70s/early 80s rnb-funk era with songs like ‘Freakin’ or the bass-heavy groove of ‘Everybody Knows’. Overall, there is a grand expansiveness that sets over the tracklist, allowing for each song to breathe and exist on its own, but also comfortably within the context of the wider picture. This shows The Black Seeds’ limitless creative energy for what it is – always moving forward and progressing without compromising the soul of who they are, while always remaining conscious of the current world around them.

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)

Pre-order Fabric
iTunes – http://smarturl.it/g1royw
Official Store – http://smarturl.it/ni4hnm

To be released September 8th 2017 via Rhythmethod in New Zealand

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