The Black Seeds
The Black Seeds are a musical group from Wellington, New Zealand. Their music is a fusion of dub, funk, afrobeat and soul.
Formed in 1998, The Black Seeds perform with eight members, with instruments including vocals, guitar, saxophone,trumpet, bass, drums, bongos, keyboard and wood block. They have two double-platinum selling albums in New Zealand, and successful European album releases through the German-based Sonar Kollektiv label.
The Black Seeds have released seven albums: Keep On Pushing L.P (2001) and On The Sun (2003), Into the Dojo (2006) and Solid Ground (2008), a live album and remix albums Pushed (2003) and Specials (2010).
Lead singer Barnaby Weir is also associated with the sideprojects Flash Harry and Fly My Pretties. Former band member Bret McKenzie is also a member of international award-winning comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, as well as playing Figwit the elf in Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings. In June 2011, trumpet player Andrew Christiansen left the band and was replaced by Barrett Hocking.
Their song "One by One" was used in AMC's Breaking Bad Season 2 Episode, "4 Days Out" and also appears on the series' official soundtrack.