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1814 released their 3rd album ‘Relax’ through Ode Records at the end of 2012. A recent review from the NZ Musician said, "1814 are one of the many quality local reggae groups giving the rest of the world a taste of our homegrown produce.
Given the high-quality production values on this sophomore album, it is easy to see why 1814 are enjoying their own international success. Everything about this album screams “good times” – its smile-inducing swagger, its sunny disposition, and the honeyed vocal harmonies from Darren Katene, Neihana Mackey-Harrison and Kalani Marsters.
Reggae music is generally very concerned with being itself; this is no more evident than on a song called Reggae Music. ‘Relax’ derives its strength from its laid-back sultry vibes. The title track leads the way, riding a giant horn section hook into an impossibly smooth groove. 1814 maintain this feel good energy right to the final notes of The Time Has Come.
Make no mistake: this is summer music. The upbeat tone would be a cruel reminder of beach side barbeques and sunny days in the depths of winter, so enjoy it with the season."
The band's on the road promoting their new album ‘Relax’ so make sure you get out and catch them at a show near you.
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