The Black Seeds

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New Zealand dub®gae band.

Annotation last modified on 2008-06-19 10:27 UTC.


The Black Seeds are a musical group from Wellington, New Zealand. Their music is a fusion of dub, funk, afrobeat and soul.

Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds perform with eight members, with instruments including vocals, guitar, saxophone, trumpet, bass, drums, bongos, keyboard and wood block. They have released five albums, a live album, and two remix albums. They have two double-platinum selling albums in New Zealand, and successful European album releases through the German-based Sonar Kollektiv label.

Lead singer Barnaby Weir is also associated with the sideprojects Flash Harry and Fly My Pretties. Former band member Bret McKenzie is also a member of international award-winning comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, as well as playing Figwit the elf in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. In June 2011, trumpet player Andrew Christiansen left the band and was replaced by Barrett Hocking.

Their song "One by One" was used in AMC's Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode, "4 Days Out" and also appears on the series' official soundtrack.

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Year Title RatingReleases
2001 Keep On Pushing 1
2004 On the Sun 1
2006 Into the Dojo 2
2008 Solid Ground 2
2012 Dust and Dirt 4

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2010 Live, Volume 1 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Pushed 2
2010 Specials: Remixes and Versions From Solid Ground 1

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