TROY KINGI & THE UPPERCLASS ‘Babylon Grows’
This week’s Local Eye’s video of the week is the debut single from the third instalment of Troy Kingi’s aspirational 10|10|10 Series (ten albums in ten genres in ten years).
‘Holy Colony Burning Acres’ delves into the dark corners of worldly Indigenous politics, namely colonisation and its (c)rippling effects on today’s social climate. A stark contrast to the space psychedelia of Kingi’s sophomore offering (Shake Your Skinny Ass All The Way To Zygertron), Holy Colony Burning Acres is a motivated commentary on indigeneity wrapped in an electrifyingly 70s-styled deep roots/reggae offering reminiscent of such bands as The Abyssinians, The Upsetters and The Congos. A hard-hitting exploration of major issues facing indigenous peoples all around the world through Kingi’s distinctive sonic quality, vocal style and poetry, all underscored with emphatic Marley-inspired political consciousness.
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