How do you fit themes of love, jealousy, karma, anti-war and planetary annihilation into an 18-minute reggae, ska/rocksteady EP?
Leave it to Auckland-based stalwarts of Aotearoa-Ska, Managers.
Turning their ears and talents to producing a roots/reggae piece of work, Managers have delivered a mellifluous, riff-laden "roots" gem, entitled The Grove St Tapes, while retaining their tounge-in-cheek signature style.
This bittersweet 4-track EP was written in the basement of a Grey Lynn flat, recorded at The Lab by the band's sax player Tom Anderson...
100% New Zealand Music
Richard Singleton - trumpet
Nick Brown - bass
Tom Anderson - saxophone
Simon Frost - drums
Paul Frewin - vocals/guitar
Ross Hutchison - guitar
Heather Bolton - keyboards
Alternative, Dance Pop, Dub/Reggae, Pop, Punk, Ska