Bearfoot have hit the ground running and formed a congregation of sounds, vibrations, and textures on their debut EP, Tribe.
The EP is a collection of tracks that have been festival-proven time and time again, and stand as a dedication to those that had supported, nurtured, mentored and inspired them – the Vibe Tribe – that is, those who stand for a creative culture, with their fists in the air, white knuckled, loud voices, and dancing feet.
The six tracks live up to the impression, and expectation we were given from their early preview release of Dreamer, the much-anticipated follow-up to the single, Impolite, which saw Barefoot reunite with producer Paulie B to pump out one stomper of a track.
Could Be Worse is the first track we hear when listening to Tribe. It kicks of the EP with a positive message that focuses on the brighter side of life.
One Drop draws us right into the reggae realm, not only does the track stand out as extremely catchy, but the boys make sure we know what it is we’re listening to “this is a Reggae song” and deliver a message of peace that rings all too true “Reggae never hurt anyone.”
Impolite delivers an active rhythm section, and hooks, securing its place as the standout track on the EP, whilst the final track Babylon has a less-reggae, more relaxed aura, making it the perfect track to end with and chill out to.
Prior to my listening of Tribe, I wouldn’t have considered myself to a fan of the genre. So, to say with honesty that this record has left me highly impressed and longing to hear more from the band says a lot about this EP.
Tribe truly is a mood lightning, conscious settling first effort that is dug deep in the earths roots. It will no doubt be enjoyed by Reggae fans, and music lovers alike.
To celebrate the release of their EP, Bearfoot will also be taking their tracks on the road in Queensland and northern New South Wales to clubs and festivals throughout July to October.
See below for some tracks from Bearfoots.