Food, wine on musos’ menu
Therese Colman spoke to The Black Seeds singer Barnaby Weir ahead of their WA tour
After a highly anticipated release of their sixth studio album, The Black Seeds will play at Settlers Tavern as part of their 10-show national tour, which kicks off in Queensland.
Lead singer Barnaby Weir said the band were looking forward to returning to Margaret River.
“I love wine, and so do many of the other guys, so that’s something we are really looking forward to,” he said. “We’re hoping our artist rider at Settlers has some nice local wines, beers and produce.
“That’s something we truly do love about the region.”
Weir said their sound had become more defined in the past 19 years.
“We have that American-soul, reggae vintage sound that also could be described as island reggae,” he said.
“We are, of course, always true to ourselves about where we have come from and where we are now.
“Our new album, Fabric, is a sort of future-retro sound with a bit of rock.”
With a high rotation on national youth radio station Triple J, and a big following by Australian music fans, Weir said the band would love to feature on the station’s breakfast program.
“If we were to be approached by Triple J for a Like A Version, we’d definitely like to cover an artist like Al Green,” he said.
“He has a special sound that also sums up our sound nicely.”
The band found themselves projected into the spotlight when American TV show Breaking Bad featured their song One by One.
“Breaking Bad was such a win for us, but it was so bizarre to hear ourselves on it,” Weir said.
“It’s an awesome show and we got our music out there and gained quite a few US fans from it.
“It was a pretty cool scene for our music to be played over too.”
The Black Seeds will play at Settlers Tavern on Friday, November 10, at 9pm. Tickets are $39.80 and available at settlerstavern.com.
The Black Seeds will play at Settlers Tavern on November 10.