The Strides ‘One For One’ WA Tour
Hailing from Sydney, THE STRIDES have become a new force for urban roots music. Fronted by Reggae Master Ras Roni from Barbados via London, and Fijian LTL GZeus, The Strides have delivered their classic sound to crowds across the country, delivering a musical experience that is as powerfully explosive as it is authentic.
With two acclaimed albums already under their belt, a European label signing, festival appearances across the country and having graced the stage with the likes of Julian Marley, Tony Allen and Groundation, The Strides’ music faithfully builds on the foundations of classic roots reggae with a hip-hop edge, forging a sound that brings together modern dance hall, world beats and reggae-pop. The Strides have forged a truly global sound melding a diversity of cultures and instrumentation under the one universal consciousness.
With a calling card of powerfully melodic horns, infectious bass lines, easy musings and a magnetic stage presence between its two lead vocalists, the Strides are an 8-piece collective of multi talented songwriters and musicians. Having bunkered down for an intensive week long hothouse of jamming and songwriting, the tracks for their forthcoming long player were laid down at U-Live Studios outside of Byron Bay, and later mixed at Tanuki Lounge in Brisbane’s West End by producer / engineer Paulie B.
‘One for One’ is the new single by the band and the first taste of the aforementioned forthcoming third album, set for early 2014 release. ‘One for One’ showcases the talents and rhymes of LTL Gzeus alongside the incredible vocals of future-soul rising star Ngaiire, in a song about self realisation, self-discovery, and coming to terms with a new world that is not what you expected. It’s a mark of that time in your life when everything is still new and curiosity has its first real go at you. The life you learn is not the life you know. One for the money, one for the lovin’ – One for One.
‘One for One’ is out Friday July 26th through Earshift Records. The Strides will be launching it around the country
WA SEPT 2013 TOUR DATES:
Wed 11 Sept – The Ellington – Perth – WA
191 Beaufort Street, Perth
Pre-sale $15 / $20 Door
Thurs 12 Sept – Mojo’s – Fremantle – WA
w / Caravana Sun
237 Queen Victoria Street North Fremantle
DOORS – 8pm
Fri 13 Sept – Ya Ya’s – Perth – WA
147 James Street Northbridge, cnr Lake and James Streets
w/ Simon Kelly and The Big Bamboo
Sat 14 Sept – Prince Of Wales Hotel – Bunbury – WA
41 Stephen St Bunbury
Sun 15 Sept – Clancy’s Fish Pub – Dunsborough – WA
1710 Caves Rd Dunsborough