On the 20th February, Italian reggae group Mellow Mood will head to the Jazz Cafe in Camden for their first show of the year.
Last year the internationally acclaimed act released their long-awaited album ‘Large’ after a short hiatus, via La Tempesta Dub and Believe Distribution Services. Described as “old-school songwriting, old-school sound” by Reggaeville, the five-piece veer away from the currently fashionable tropical house influence by coupling fascinating melodies with a deep knowledge 80s roots reggae sounds. Shortly after, the band teamed up with the iconic reggae producer Paolo Baldini to create a dub version of the album, aptly titled ‘Large Dub’.
“We can’t wait to be back in London you know! This will be our third time in the city: Londoners are good listeners and mad party people too. The love for live music and reggae culture is on a totally different level compared to anywhere else in the world… So we get a unique vibe every time! It’s going to be fire!”
Led by twins Jacob and L.O. Garzia, Mellow Mood formed in Pordenone (North-East Italy) in 2005. Soon after, the band started their partnership with the renowned dubmaster and sound architect Paolo Baldini, releasing their debut album ‘Move!’ in 2009. Released without the backing of a label, it nonetheless propelled them into the international arena, with lead singles ‘Only You’ and ‘Dance Inna Babylon’ boasting over 50 million views on YouTube. The alluring live shows that followed led to Rototom SunSplash naming Mellow Mood the Best Italian Reggae Band in 2009, proving the groups youthful ability to curate tracks brimming with lyrical substance.
Mellow Mood will be joined by Manchester’s finest reggae outfit, Jeramiah Ferrari, who have been described as “A unique force and a live sensation that never disappoints” by The Mancunion. The incredible poster was designed exclusively for the show where prints will be on sale on the night.
You can purchase tickets here and check out the video to their single Large below.
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