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Brockaflowersaurus-Rex 'Build It' Debut Album Out Today


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BROCKAFLOWER (brockaflowersaurus-rex & the blueberry biscuits)
'Build It' Debut Album Out Today

24 JAN 2014

YOU CAN STREAM 'BUILD IT' HERE - SOUNDCLOUD BROCKAFLOWER


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Following on from their self-released 3 track live EP Brockaflower (Brockaflowersaurus-rex & The Blueberry Biscuits) release their debut album Build It today Friday 24thJanuary 2014.

With a reputation for energetic and infectious live shows the monster nine piece Neo-Soul, Experimental, Hip-Hop collective have spent the past year recording Build It at The Bluebarn studios in their hometown Wellington.

Featuring eleven tracks, Build It was written collectively by the band whose members include three of New Zealand’s most promising soulful vocalists Louis Baker (RBMA 2013), Estère and Zoe Moon Mahal with the band Ashton Sellars (guitar), Thomas Friggens (drums), Pat Stewart (bass, synth, mpc), Lorenzo Pradel (alto sax/rap), Blaire Clarke (tenor sax, flutes, throat singing) and Gareth Thompson-Darling (trombone/turntables).

The opening track Meyer introduces you to all three vocalists who will implore you to “Get Up” and ask you to make them “feel like jumping” before moving seamlessly in to the second track Simply which embarks you on a journey in to the make believe and yet very real land of the Brockaflowersaurus-rex.  It is here that you will probably find the Blueberry Biscuit, ask not what is in the recipe because psychedelia is somewhere you might just want to go and probably will.

Interlude ‘Rhinocerous Boogie’ invites you in to the studio to hoop and holla with the Brocks, promptly shifting up a gear up in to ‘Yams’ where alto sax player Lorenzo Pradel and Estère introduce you to their rapping prowess.

With their self-styled chunk funk, expect to be seduced, lifted and moved.  The Brockaflower family invites you to come exploring and stomp through the earthy organic and synthesized textures of what is the life of a Brockaflower.

Musical inspiration from prehistoric dinosaurs and unique vegetables is something that definitely resounds through out the album”. – Estère.

""In my opinion the closest comparision i can make is imagine "The Brand New Heavies" overdosing on "Sly & The Family Stone" REAL MUSIC IS BACK People!" - Aaron, Tuwharetoa FM

To celebrate the album release Brockaflower are touring with three headlining shows and appearances at the Festival of Lights, Rippon and Splore.  The tour kicks off in New Plymouth on January 23rd.

BUILD IT’ ALBUM TOUR 

Thursday Jan 23rd Festival of Lights, New Plymouth
Friday January 24th The Sawmill, Leigh
Wednesday January 29th Bodega, Wellington
Saturday February 1st Rippon Festival, Wanaka
Friday February 14th Splore, Tapapakanga Reserve
Friday February 28th King St, Masterton

Tickets for Leigh, Wellington and Masterton available from www.dashtickets.co.nz and all good record stores

Digital release :
Available on Bandcamp and iTunes from January 24 2014
iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/nz/album/build-it/id794044638
Bandcamp - http://brockaflower.net/album/build-it

Brockaflower, Build It Track Listing

1. Mayer
2. Simply
3. Long Road Home
4. Rhino Boogie
5. Yams
6. Arrival
7. Arched
8. Alibi
9. Gotham
10. Rockaboat
11. Switchstomp

Produced by Brockaflower
Mixed by Benny Tones, Organik Muzik Workz
Mastered by Mike Gibson, Munki

www.brockaflower.net
www.facebook.com/brockaflowersaurusrex
www.twitter.com/Brockaflower
www.soundcloud.com/brockaflower

ENDS

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