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Review: The Black Seeds @ The Liquid Room 19.09

Being from downunder myself, I have been waiting with baited breath for the performance of one of New Zealand’s premiere dub/reggae/funk bands, the mighty, mighty black seeds. The seeds did not dissapoint, rocking a crowd of about 150 eager punters at the Liquid room, located on Victoria street just down the hill from the Royal Mile. The seeds played from a set of about 15 tunes; the number of hits laced throughout providing evidence to explain the band’s phenomenal success in the Antipodes. Catering for the late night crowd, several of the band’s funkier numbers were given the full treatment from a group which included two percussionists, a sax and trombone.

Pix to come tomorrow… too much use of flash = depleted batteries = inability to upload 🙁

The liquid room continues to provide a venue for some of the city’s best gigs. It’s a great place to hear music and dance owing to the perfect sized floor, good sound setup and terrace level for the voyeurs. The only complaint I would make would be against the over zealous bar staff who threatened to dissallow re-entry to myself and a couple of pals who all had to temporarily vacate the club to ‘use the ATM’. And, and conversations can be a little difficult when the tunes are in full swing…

Next up in the review series, the London trip hop come mentalist sound of Roots Manuva. See ya round like a record.