Australian Aboriginal roots reggae rockers ZENNITH new album ‘ANCIENT WARRIOR’ drops this week on Friday 11th October via American label Zojak World Wide, with an official Music Video for the 2nd Single & title track ‘Ancient Warrior’ due out on October 25th.
October 25th will be a huge day for the band with Zennith performing at Island Vibe Festival on Friday 25th October at the Irie Top (8.45pm).
Preorder the ‘ANCIENT WARRIOR’ album on iTunes and get the 1st single “I Like It (feat. Jesse Royal)” as an instant download.
The Official Music Video for the first single “I Like It (feat. Jesse Royal)” was shot in Jamaica & Australia by CR38OR, El Puru & Stephen Maxwell, featuring Jamaican dancer Nahnni Ruutz.
“I Like It” was originally released on Zennith’s first EP in 2007 and this new Album Version has been given a chilled out Jamaican makeover featuring the addition of Jesse Royal and his signature singjay style vocals, and the track has been picking up radio airplay on roots radio around Australia including Triple J, Double J, 4ZZZ Brisbane, PBS Melbourne, 3Way FM, Noosa FM, 107.3 HFM in WA, Cairns FM 89.1, 2Bob Radio, AMR Australia and across the globe including Radio Poland in Warsaw!
‘ANCIENT WARRIOR’ was recorded in the legendary Tuff Gong Studios on a long awaited pilgrimage from Buluwai country in the Kuranda Far North Queensland Rainforest to Kingston Jamaica.
Astro and Aden Brim set off for a month recording their long overdue album in February this year – Reggae Month in Jamaica – and managed to fit in a bit of sightseeing between the gruelling recording schedule, spending Bob Marley’s Birthday at the Bob Marley museum annual concert, and attended a huge Protoje gig as well as going to “Cane River to wash their dreads”. Another highlight was appearing on Morning Television “Smile Jamaica” with some Boomerangs and playing their Yigi Yigi (Didgeridoo), making history while making connections and music.
Their return trip to Australia included a Los Angeles pitstop where Astro Brim performed an outstanding improv piece on didgeridoo alongside some of the best musicians in town at the Grammy Artists Jam in Beverly Hills.
ZENNITH are very proud to have Reggae Royalty special guests on several ‘ANCIENT WARRIOR’ tracks including Jesse Royal, Dre Island, Abijah Livingston (son of Bunny Wailer) and Harjinda Singh amongst the amazing musicians from Jamaica and Australia.
The ‘ANCIENT WARRIOR’ album was made possible by the Australia Council & Arts Queensland.
Zennith are also happy to announce their signing with The KMBA Agency, the only Aboriginal-Australian artist and events management company based in both Australia and the United States of America. The KMBA Agency is a dynamic company that represents the new pathway for Aboriginal artists in the United States. Director Sam Cook first met Zennith close to a decade ago as the then Director of the Dreaming Festival and a programmer of the Woodford Folk Festival.
Now based in Los Angeles, Sam will be working alongside Zojak Worldwide the largest distributor and record label of Reggae & Dancehall in the world, to gain traction for Zennith globally.