TUESDAY TUNES | LIFE LIKE LIQUID featuring KING TIDE’S Tony Hughes “Sound of the Sunshine”
Posted on February 24, 2015 by Micka
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this week supporting Australian smooth grooves from
the soundtrack to Life Like Liquid (The Movie)
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Life Like Liquid is an in-sight into the liquid and free flowing lifestyles of musicians and surfers. Delving into the art of riding ocean waves and sound waves through spontaneous and intuitive improvisation.
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KING TIDE — TONY HUGHES
It’s been five years since Australia’s premier rocksteady-reggae-got-soul band King Tide released their highly acclaimed album Roots Pop Reggae.
Since that time they have appeared at just about every major music festival in the country, released a high charting compilation album, leased tracks and albums in the UK and Japan and been one of the most played reggae bands on Australian radio.
Fortunately for their many fans they have also found time during this period to record a brand new album, their fourth studio outing for Vitamin Records, due for release early 2015.
King Tide frontman Tony Hughes explains to The Brag Magazine about Jamaican Music and Reggae:
“There’s so many different variants of it, from dancehall, to rocksteady, to reggae, to ska,” “As much as Bob Marley’s the patron saint of reggae music, you don’t necessarily have to do a lot of Bob Marley tunes or bow down to the altar of Bob.”
Since forming around a decade ago, The seven-piece has issued three full-length albums that showcase a unique twist on a variety of Jamaican staples.
Photo above of King Tide from The Brag Mag
“If you listen to all of our previous albums, [the music]’s pretty diverse in its Jamaican music content,” Hughes says. “It’s not just a one drop thing or a ska thing or a rocksteady thing. There’s a lot of soul and pop in our music.”
The first five years of King Tide’s existence were rather prolific, but it’s now five years since their last record, Roots Pop Reggae, came out. So what’s the hold up?
“We just want to make a really good one,” Hughes says. “We had a few false starts and we canned some music. We don’t want to make just an Aussie reggae album. We want to make something different. “We’re being really honest with ourselves and saying, ‘Well that’s just not good enough.’ We’re trying to get the best out of ourselves. After Roots Pop we just wanted to make a really, really good one.”
Excerpt from interview with: The Brag
A King Tide gig is always an event, with a packed dance floor and the uplifting sound of Australia’s premier up-town jam down rock steady reggae got soul outfit.
BLUESFEST 2015 will be held over the Easter long-weekend, from Thursday, 2nd April to Monday, 6th April 2015, in Byron Bay’s Tyagarah Tea Tree Farm. Previously announced acts include Lenny Kravitz, The BlackKeys, Jurassic 5 and Ben Howard.
Augie March are set to perform at Bluesfest on Thursday 2nd April. Declan Kelly’s ‘Diesel n’Dub’ will deliver the songs of Midnight Oil in a reggae dub style at Bluesfest, with contributions from roots and Indigenous musicians including Emma Donovan, Alex Lloyd, Pat Powell, Radical Son and Tony Hughes from King Tide. Festival details and the updated lineup for Bluesfest are available here.
“This bottom end is heavy stuff… great CD and mastering will blow some systems, and I still get a feel of the days of bygone bliss…” – Tim Ritchie (ABC Radio National) about “Roots Pop Reggae”
Above: King Tide/Reg Mombassa artwork
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