ON THE ROAD AGAIN is the latest release by all Maori band Katchafire, who hails from the beautiful expanse that is New Zealand. Full of reggae flavour and intensely catchy vibes here's 3 reasons you should listen to this album.
1. Katchafire have to be the tightest and most beautiful sounding reggae band since I can't remember. If you love Rub-a-dub vibes and cool melodies this is the album for you!
2. The songs on this album will put you in a feel good mood. It's a great album, if you're trying to lay down the vibe for a night of loving and chilling or if you're just doing the solo vibe and want to hear some music with positive vibrations.
3. It's distinctly kiwi sounding. Katchafire makes a brand of reggae that sounds like the islands, but it doesn't sound like Jamaica, it sounds like New Zealand. You have to listen to it to know what I mean but really and truly it never sounds like an imitation. It always sounds distinctly unique.
ULTRAISTA is the self-titled debut album from a London trio featuring Radiohead collaborator and producer Nigel Godrich, vocalist Laura Bettinson and multi-instrumentalist Joey Waronker. The album is a sonic beauty featuring unique electronic beats and a futuristic approach. Here's 3 reasons why you should listen to this album.
1. It has this crazy afro-beatish, spacey vibe that's unique, dance-able and radio-friendly in the best possible, non-vapid way.
2. I love Laura Bettinson's voice - it's beautiful. It's a perfect compliment to the type of arrangements present on the album. Her voice just floats into your mind and gets stuck there.
3. You like trip-hop. That's another reason you should listen to this album, it's not defined as trip-hop, it's not really defined as anything really - but it's gold. It's got a sort of trip-hop type vibe and sometimes reminds me of groups such as Beast, Ruby, Kosheen and Lamb - but it's still completely unlike all of those aforementioned groups. If you have a natural affinity for uptempo-ish trip-hop though, I know you'll more than likely like this album.
Bonus reason: anything with any relation to Radiohead - deserves a listen in my book. However, at this point I'm just fan-girlin'.
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