King Tide are a seven piece rock steady reggae band that have become a staple among the festival circuit in recent years . establishing an exceptional live following. King Tide have already appeared at two of the most prestigious festivals here in Australia 2011:
Peats Ridge Festival And Playground Weekender –And in recent years. Opening night Sydney Festival ,Womadalaide ,Big Day Out,The Great Escape .Peats Ridge Festival, Wave Rock ,Ragamufin, Woodford",etc.
King Tide having released their first two albums "To our Dearly Deported" and "Scared New World" through Vitamin records and in 2009
chose to release their third album “Roots POP Reggae”.again through Vitamin records.Also the track 'Keep On Lovin" of "Roots PoP Reggae"
has this year been leased to the "Ministry of Sound" label for their latest compile release and another track from the album "Rockers
Style" has been leased to Japans "Media Factory"for their compile "Pacific Roots Compilation."
"Roots Pop Reggae, has been featured here in Australia as album of the week on A.B.C Radio National along with live performances on [Australian Broadcasting Commission] A.B.C 702 Morning show. It has also been featured on Lucky Oceans A.B.C National show “The Planet” and A.B.C Triple J’s ‘Roots an All” program.As well as continual support from our fave Sydney station F.B.I radio. A track of Roots PoP Reggae has this year been leased to the "Ministry of Sound" label for their latest compile release.The band have just released their fourth album on the 8th of August 2011 “Summertime vibration pack” and is charting at number eight on the Now charts
LINK TO CHART www.airit.org.au
Some snippets from reviews for the bands third album “Roots PoP Reggae”
KING TIDE [REVIEWS]
“There is much to marvel at when rock steady royalty King Tide take the stage. From out of the fattest, deepest grooves come brooding horns, delay-warped keys and steady, muted stabs of electric guitar.” -Brett Winterford Sydney Morning Herald
King Tides third album’ Roots Pop Reggae”is a “infectious melody welded to sinuous rock-steady dance rhythms” Anthony O’Grady “The Australian”
With Hughes sounding like he was born and raised in Jamaica the moment the first song. The catchy “Atomised” bounces into life. You know you are in safe rock steady hands .
Martin Jones Rhythm Magazine
“Simply,and I have written this before. King Tide are one of the best live acts in this country
Paul Busch FasterLouder
“I didn’t know Australia was capable of producing such sweet rasta sounds”
Daniel Morrison 3D World CD Review
King Tide’s third album “Roots pop Reggae”,is unashamedly feel good music to put a smile on your dial and a wonderful reason to seek this band out in the flesh. Niel
Kerrigan MX mag 4 ****
THERE is much to marvel at when rocksteady royalty King Tide take the festival stage. From out of the fattest, deepest grooves come brooding horns, delay-warped keys and steady, muted stabs of electric guitar.
Brett Winterford Sydney Morning Herald
Sure, there are plenty more dreadlocked surfers with too much time on their hands thinking reggae is cool and, so easy to play bro!, than the world (and especially yours truly) can stomach. King Tide are different. Yeah, they surf, and yeah, they play rock steady reggae.
But they have roots. Not only in the music they celebrate, but in their musicianship. This is a collective of vast experiences whose members have made committments to master their instruments and it shows in the intricacy of this album's arrangement.
And though many in the roots 'scene'might use the term 'pop' as a derogatory term, King Tide employ it to promote the fact that they actually crafts songs, rather than just jam endlessly on two chords in clouds of smoke.
Martin Jone Rhythms Magazine 2009
King Tide have assembled a self titled nineteen track summertime vibration pack!
This latest release features a compilation of KING TIDE's most infectious tracks from previous albums.
Officially launched on August 6th to a sold out Basement in Sydney, this brand new compilation is released through Vitamin Records .
It won't be a summer without dropping into a big slab of King Tide rock steady jam-down reggae got soul rockers carnival/festival up town jam down rock steady ,reggae got soul, rebel all-stars!
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