28 Aug 2015

Womad 2015 Live: Trinity Roots

From RNZ Music, 11:06 pm on 28 August 2015
Trinity Roots live at WOMAD 2015

Trinity Roots live at WOMAD 2015 Photo: Michael Flynn

An interview and live performance from New Zealand band Trinity Roots, who performed two shows over the WOMAD weekend, supporting their long-awaited album Citizen.

In this recording we hear their afternoon 'picnic' that shapeshifted between gently undulating grooves, soul-baring anthems, and full on psyche-rock jams. At the core was the dynamic of three players who seemed to operate on a level of musical telepathy.

From the tail of the fish to the tip, Aotearoa has been swept up in the music of Trinity Roots, a boil-up of ingredients that seemed to embody the very essence of our home, land and sea, and serve as an invocation to that same environment.

The influences that the group brought together joined the dots between head-nodding reggae, slow-burning funk and jazz adventurism to form undeniably indigenous waiata, unconstrained by genre boxes.

This audio is not downloadable due to copyright restrictions.

Songs: Clarity, Citizen, Haiku, El Kaptain, The Way I Feel, Home Land and Sea.

Recorded live on the TSB Bowl Stage by Radio NZ National, mixed by Graham Kennedy.

Programme produced and presented by Trevor Reekie, sound engineer Brian Mahoney, executive Producer John Pilley.