LIVE REVIEW BY ACE/DPR

Kinsky @ The Hi-Fi Sydney, Feb 7 2014

One pulse, One love

As Easy Now glided through the speakers, the Hi-Fi’s Friday night hungry souls briskly awakened. Hypnotised bodies swayed closer towards the stage, as Kinsky’s euphonious sounds beckoned them forward with Plague 1. By song three,  Likkle Stevie everyone was bopping in unison, propelled by the pulsating bass - one pulse like one love. Every now and then the sound  of a loyal fan happily singing along, laughing and dancing with a newly made friend transported you to a family reunion - but one where everyone gets along and likes the same band. The harmonies that dripped like honey from Ernie Garland (lead singer) and the female vocalists melted your heart each and every time; bleeding your soul even more when echoed by the lush horn section. The keys solos added an electronic texture, bringing a unique and quirky addition to the giant wall of sound, contrasting nicely with the more organic sounding bass solos. Erb Come From Dirt pounded the dust out of the Hi-Fi floor, getting everyone out of their seats, and ready to hear new tracks Belly Full, Uptown Top Rankin, and Political Gangsta. Delivering Kinsky’s trademark sounds, and also featuring solo female vocals - these tracks received great support from excited fans. As Kinsky continued with favourites, The Feelin’ and Kinski, the high level of musicianship created a ‘wow’ factor for any musician who understands the difficulty of keeping 9 individuals in perfect time; the tightness of the operation was mind-blowing! This is one outfit that has clearly put in the hard yards! An impressive production by Sydney’s reggae leaders came to a familiar and energetic finale, with radio favourite Stalker 1 - leaving the stage red hot for America/Jamaica’s GROUNDATION.

- adrianalear.com

KINSKY TO SUPPORT GROUNDATION

Next month Kinsky will warm up the stage for roots reggae favourites, GROUNDATION (US/Jamaica), at their first Sydney show since 2010.

GROUNDATION will headline New Zealand’s Raggamuffin Festival, sharing the stage with the likes of Damian Marley, Shaggy and Morgan Heritage - and then begin a string of special shows throughout Australia.

Drawing on a similar fusion of sounds and influences, Kinsky are the perfect local support for this show. Kinsky will create an infectious vibe of transcendence and positivity, with tracks from their recent release “Sunset on the Good Fight”.

Over the last few years GROUNDATION have performed for hundreds of thousands of fans across the globe, headlining shows in 38 countries on six continents, and appearing at some of the world’s largest and most prestigious music festivals, including Denmark’s Roskilde Festival, Germany’s Summerjam and Italy’s Rototom Sunsplash. The critically acclaimed release of their most recent album Building An Ark in 2012,  has cemented GROUNDATION’s reputation as an international ambassador of American music, clocking tens of millions YouTube hits in the process.

Band leader Harrison Stafford says after the previous two incredible Australian tours, GROUNDATION can’t wait to return again in 2014. “We’ll be playing music from our seven studio releases, as well as new material for the first time, all focused on bringing people together to celebrate life and a re-commitment to equality and love for all.”

Friday 7th Feb 2014 – The Hi-­‐Fi, SYDNEY NSW. Supported by Tom Frager (France) and special guests, Kinsky (Sydney) www.thehifi.com.au

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FREE ALBUM GIVE AWAY

Hi all! To celebrate the beautiful Summer vibes we want to give away 2 of our CD’s FREE!! Give it to your mate, sis or Daddio as a cool Christmas present or keep it for yourself!

Simply share this post on your FACEBOOK, and tag “Kinsky” so we know you’ve done it!

"Sunset on the Good Fight” is out NOW! To purchase head to: http://www.vitamin.net.au/albumdefault.asp?ai=591

Don’t forget to check out the remix “Erb Come from Dub” by Kakhand @ https://soundcloud.com/kinskyreggae/erb-come-from-dub

Kinsky are pleased to announce the release of the first of four remixes produced by Foreigndub label mate, Kakhand.

The first remix is of instant classic, “Erb Come From Dirt”, and is aptly called “Erb Come From Dub”. The track features the amazing voices of The Sey Sisters (Edna, Kathy, Yolanda) who are based in Spain. http://www.theseysisters.com/

All four remixes, whilst set apart in style still carry that indelible Kakhand trademark, and explode Kinsky right into the bass music arena with epic grace. The remixes are of songs off Kinsky’s debut album, ‘Sunset On The Good Fight’ which was released early this year.

Standby for the next three remixes, to be released individually throughout the summer.

"It’s a heat wave, tempers flare, and when the moon is full..? just take it easy. Have you had your meditation?"

Sun, beer and roots reggae. Easy Now.