Aotearoa eight-piece The Black Seeds have today released their new heavy reggae single ‘GameOver’, accompanied by a dub-version. Also out today is a captivating video for ‘GameOver’ -set on the inside of a pinball machine.

Packed with muted guitar riffs, driving bass and drums, and an infectious horn section, ‘GameOver’is a classic reggae track that showcases the band’s iconic sound. Led from the front by vocalist Barnaby Weir, ‘Game Over’ tackles the challenging subjects of adversity, depression and the daily domestic grind.“The lyrical content of this song describes some of the challenges and feelings of life as a musician and parent in this world,”says Weir. “It’s about the struggle to be the best you can while maintaining relationships and careers as well as feeling like you’re achieving something. It’s definitely a feeling we all have at times.”

The Black Seeds released their debut album KEEP ON PUSHING in 2001, which despite a minimal marketing budget, went on to reach platinum sales in New Zealand. The second album, 2004’s ON THE SUN, added a heavy dose of funk and soul to their dub reggae sound. Third album IN TO THE DOJO, signaled the beginning of the band’s introduction to the rest of the world. 2008’s follow-up SOLID GROUND and 2012’s DUST AND DIRT continued to build the band’s global following after they were successfully released through trailblazing North American label Easy Star Records. Easy Star subsequently re-released the entire catalogue from the band in NorthAmerica. The critically-acclaimed album FABRIC was released in 2017. Consistent touring throughout Europe, North and South America, has led to over 80 million Spotify streams since 2015, as well as placings on the US Billboard Reggae chart, and the iTunes Reggae Charts in the United Kingdom and Germany. Their tracks have found placements on cable classics ‘Breaking Bad’and‘Weeds’, as well on the big screen in movies like ‘Eight Below’and ‘The Inbetweeners II’. Highlights from two decades of international press have included The Huffington Post describing their sound as “thick, bottom-heavy, and melodic,” and Clash Music deeming them“one of the best live reggae acts on the planet”. The Blacks Seeds’ new album, LOVE & FIRE, is released Friday June 17 and features new single ‘Game Over’, alongside the already-released singles ‘It’s So Real’,‘Bring The Sun’, and ‘Let The Sunshine Through’.

The Black Seeds Live are:

Barnaby Weir (Vocals/Guitar)

Daniel Weetman (Vocals/Percussion)

Jarney Murphy (Drums)

Nigel Patterson (Keyboard)

Ryan Prebble (Guitar)

Francis Harawira (Bass)

Barrett Hocking (Trumpet)

Matthew Benton (Saxophone)

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