Hailing from the cultural and creative melting pot that is England’s capital city, Mangoseed comprise four musicians of Trinidadian, Jamaican, Australian and Irish descent. Perhaps no surprise then, that this multinational troupe produce an enthralling fusion of global sounds, mashing up ska and soca, jungle and funk, rock and punk, all of it high-energy and unfailingly danceable.
Lead Vocals, Samples / Nicholai La Barrie
Guitar, Vocals / Karlos Coleman
Bass, Vocals / Richard Hardy
Drums, Samples / Sam Campbell
Nyabinghi drums, rock guitar and paying homage to love in all forms.
This our dubbiest track yet. Its a big fat bassline, with mellow pianos, synths and rock guitars, as the bed to tell our story.
In the tradition of the Black Uhuru , King Tubby, Mad Professor we are in the heart of the dub nation.
Lyrically I am pondering the world we are in and looking at the chaos the uncertainty off it all, gender rights, the shame of america where once martin Luther dreamed and now it feels like that dream is lost to tyrants racists and sexist emboldened and loud.
But its only love I think that will set us free.
I see the hope in the youths, I see the hope in me singing our truth into existence.
All over the deep Nyabinghi drums, the village of drums calling us home and keeping us safe in the love we believe in.