LABEL: Best Coast Records
ALBUM: Head Stash -
ONCE IN A DECADE, a musical act will rise and grow out of the reggae scene and be catapulted into the mainstream. It often takes the combination of a wider cultural accessibility as well as a cross-pollination of the music itself. Over the past few Decades groups like Bad Brains and The Clash infused Jamaican music with hard rock and gave many fans their first introduction to reggae. In the 1990’s Sublime gave west coast youth an alternative to punk and ska, and artists from Wyclef Jean to Sean Paul have had the hip-hop world grooving to reggae for years.
NUFFSED, a seven-piece rock/reggae/dancehall band from Seattle, WA have picked up this torch. They have been supported by an impressive underground following, many of whom are not necessarily reggae-heads or rastas, but college kids, punks, skaters, etc. This is not to say that they are not a valid reggae/dancehall group. Their legitimacy and legacy was secured by the reggae community when, in the summer of 2005, they accepted an invitation to play the main stage at the now legendary "Reggae on the River", alongside the Marley Brothers, Buju Banton, and so many more. That show was the climax of their summer tour supporting world-renowned roots reggae artist Prezident Brown. As he said with an elder's wisdom, “[Nuffsed] has got that youthful energy that the people want to hear.” They also hold a powerful revolutionary political stance. Like Peter Tosh or Rage Against the Machine, Nuffsed could provide the soundtrack for the political dissention of the youth of today
THEIR THIRD ALBUM "Head Stash" includes the new single "Lifeline" featuring TURBULENCE, a main figure in Sizzla's Xterminator Crew. It was recorded at the legendary TUFF GONG Studios in Jamaica. NUFFSED uses their infectious music as a podium to deliver their no holds barred assault on the “Babylon” state of culture and politics, as observed in “Lifeline”:
“In this lifeline, there’s people I say that you don't want to deal with, the leaders and the liars and the thieves and all the killers; but me na gonna deal with them a single bit of one of them no longer, a guillotine for their necks is what I am asking for...”
Contact: Cole Palea