Thursday, April 25, 2013
Newtown Rocksteady new EP
"Newtown Rocksteady return with their second extended EP, Goin’ Steady (6 originals and 4 dubs, listen below) on April 26th, hot on the heels of their stonking performance at this year’s WOMAD.
Recorded live at The Boardroom (an offshoot of infamous Wellington studio, The Surgery) and mixed collaboratively, the album captures the band’s well-developed, crowd-pleasing live sound, which traverses light, up-tempo rocksteady riddims to dark and stormy dub/reggae grooves.
Comprised of highly active members of Wellington’s vibrant music scene, the sprawling 13-piece has a great depth of experience to call upon. Its members are involved in numerous other groups including The Nudge, Brockaflowersaurus-rex, Fly My Pretties, Bella Cajon and more.
Newtown Rocksteady will be touring NZ during April and May with things kicking off on April 26th at San Francisco Bath House, Wellington. New Plymouth on May 3, Raglan on May 4, and Leigh on May 5. A full list of performances is available at facebook.com/newtownrocksteady/events "