Grass and Seeds

Wellington reggae-soul group The Black Seeds played at the Australian music festival Splendour in the Grass at Woodford in Queensland on 29 July; keyboardist Nigel Patterson was interviewed ahead of the gig by the Gladstone Observer’s Seanna Cronin. Since November 21 the eight-piece has been working on their next studio album. Patterson said: “The sounds that are coming out are very exciting, and we are looking forward to starting playing some of these new flavours live.” The Black Seeds have released seven previous albums.


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Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

Lynley Dodd Reveals Secret of Hairy Maclary

The influence of Jane Austen on Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy may not be immediately apparent, but it’s there. At least that’s what New Zealander Lynley Dodd said at the opening…