Food, wine on mu­sos’ menu

Therese Col­man spoke to The Black Seeds singer Barn­aby Weir ahead of their WA tour

Augusta Margaret River Times - - Entertainment -

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.

Pic­ture: Char­lie Kim

The Black Seeds will play at Set­tlers Tav­ern on Novem­ber 10.

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