New Zealand Music Month, May 2018

The Black Seeds Share new single "Better Days"

The Black Seeds return in 2017 with their long-awaited sixth studio album and first new single "Better Days", out today on all streaming and digital services!

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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.”

Bringing reggae foundations into a contemporary space, The Black Seeds have written a winter must-have.

Listen to "Better Days" out now on:

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After a couple of years touring the world and juggling festival slots, The Black Seeds have focused their efforts throughout 2016 & 2017 on recording of the new album. Around recording sessions, The Black Seeds played for the first time ever in Brazil - playing four sold out shows in Sao Paulo, Curitiba and Porto Alegre, as well as attending to their Canadian fans with a sold out show in Vancouver and a headlining spot at Victoria BC Ska Festival.

With a 10-date US / Canadian tour coming up in June and more tours to be announced, 2017 is shaping up to be a big year for one of New Zealand’s favourite bands, The Black Seeds.

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)