Nuffsed

Nuffsed

BandRockReggae

High energy reggae dancehall. All original material. Oustanding live shows. Performed with famous acts. Captivated large crowds. Fast growing fan base. Anyone who enjoys reggae dancehall and conscious music should hear Nuffsed.

Biography

ONCE IN A DECADE, a musical act will rise and grow out of the reggae scene and be catapulted into the mainstream. It often takes the combination of a wider cultural accessibility as well as a cross-pollination of the music itself. Over the past few Decades groups like Bad Brains and The Clash infused Jamaican music with hard rock and gave many fans their first introduction to reggae. In the 1990’s Sublime gave west coast youth an alternative to punk and ska, and artists from Wyclef Jean to Sean Paul have had the hip-hop world grooving to reggae for years.
NUFFSED, a seven-piece rock/reggae/dancehall band from Seattle, WA have picked up this torch. They have been supported by an impressive underground following, many of whom are not necessarily reggae-heads or rastas, but college kids, punks, skaters, etc. This is not to say that they are not a valid reggae/dancehall group. Their legitimacy and legacy was secured by the reggae community when, in the summer of 2005, they accepted an invitation to play the main stage at the now legendary "Reggae on the River", alongside the Marley Brothers, Buju Banton, and so many more. That show was the climax of their summer tour supporting world-renowned roots reggae artist Prezident Brown. As he said with an elder's wisdom, “[Nuffsed] has got that youthful energy that the people want to hear.” They also hold a powerful revolutionary political stance. Like Peter Tosh or Rage Against the Machine, Nuffsed could provide the soundtrack for the political dissention of the youth of today
THEIR SECOND ALBUM, titled “Ignite the Fuse,” represents a huge progression in the quality of their music. Finally fulfilling the expectations set by their furious live show, this album displays a command of multiple styles of reggae music, while being entirely unique. They smash speakers with heavy dancehall beats and dizzying lyrical delivery in songs like “Burn Dem.” “Lifeline” and “Not a Joke” start with the classic reggae one-drop sound yet the end result sounds progressive and undated. With the soulful and insightful track “Holdin Back,” they showcase a firm grasp of hip-hop and R & B. Their versatility is taken even farther with the rock heavy song “Attack the Enemy” which ends in a cacophony of bellows and punk guitar.
NUFFSED’s new single “Lifeline” features TURBULENCE, a main figure in Sizzla’s Xterminator Crew. It was recorded at the legendary TUFF GONG Studios in Jamaica. TURBULENCE is one of Jamaica’s leading dancehall artist who delivers his message in a unique style which encompasses both dancehall, rap and singing. He has worked a long side greats like Sly & Robbie, Luciano, and Sizzla.

NUFFSED uses their infectious music as a podium to deliver their no holds barred assault on the “Babylon” state of culture and politics, as observed in “Lifeline”:
“In this lifeline, there’s people I say that you don't want to deal with, the leaders and the liars and the thieves and all the killers; but me na gonna deal with them a single bit of one of them no longer, a guillotine for their necks is what I am asking for...”

THE QUALITY of “Ignite the Fuse,” is extraordinary by industry standards for an independent band. It was recorded at Electrokitty Studios in Seattle, one of the best on the west coast, and produced and Mixed by Stand Out Selector, who has worked with everyone from Mix Master Mike to Barrington Levy.
HAVING RECENTLY SIGNED a record deal with Best Coast Records (Seattle, WA), and armed with a stellar album and performance resume, Nuffsed is poised to launch rock-reggae back into the mainstream once again. Just this month they went to Jamaica and recorded a track with rising superstar, Turbulence at Tuff Gong Studios. As they say in “Holdin Back,” “cuz me and me boys Nuffsed, we gonna rise to the top and we not gonna stop.”

CONTACT NUFFSED:
WEB: www.nuffsed.com
EMAIL: nate@bestcoastrecords.com
PHONE: (206) 920-6293
MAIL: 2511 N. 39th St.
Seattle, WA 98103

Discography

"The EP" - 2007 release. Coming Soon featuring new "Lifeline" remix ft. TURBULENCE, and unreleased live tracks

"Lifeline Remix" ft TURBULENCE, Vinyl

"Ignite the Fuse" - 2006 Full length LP, release on Best Coast Records. Streams and album available at cdbaby.com/cd/nuffsed, or on www.nuffsed.com

"Goodnuff" - 2004 full length LP, independently released. some streams can be found at nuffsed.com

Set List

set lists depend on time constraints. We've played festivals where we typically get forty-five minutes. When we open or headline a show, we have material to play two hours or three hours.