5 Questions - The Black Seeds

This article is from 2007.

It's not as if we need convincing that New Zealand is anything other than a prime exporter of general hedonism to the UK, and The Black Seeds, a low-slung reggae soul outfit whose feelgood party music fails miserably in making us think otherwise. Guitarist and vocalist Barnaby Weir takes up the 5 question challenge.

5 words to describe your show
Dynamic, sweaty, soulfull, sexy, deep.

4 items that would be on your dream rider
A keg of organic NZ beer, fresh diamond-encrusted socks, Twilight Zone pinball, two ounces of indoor.

3 things that you hope for from your visit to Edinburgh in August
To sellout some rockingly good shows. Meet interesting locals. Sample many whiskys.

2 influences on The Black Seeds that you’d rather not admit to . . .

My mother’s folk collection . . . POISON . . . Whitesnake . . . ohhh shit!!

1 rumour you’d like to start about the band

I heard The Black Seeds actually worship satan, using their good vibe music as a cover for the Devil’s evil master plan!!!

Spiegeltent, 667 8940, 6–9 Aug, 11.45pm, £10 (£8).

The Black Seeds and James Brown is Annie

Eight-piece New Zealand band blending funk, reggae, soul and dub.

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