Bumblebeez – ‘Black Dirt’
Bumblebeez won the old era Triple J Unearthed competition a few years ago, when it was done state by state, and toured extensively after being signed to Modular, including support slots with Radiohead and N.E.R.D. They changed names to Bumblebeez 81 after a copyright dispute but has since dropped the numbers for press releases. The band was a collective of musicians based in and around Canberra, led by Chris Colonna. Eventually one by one the other band members either left or were kick out. I’m not even sure if his sister pictured here is still in the band. But I do know that the band is still on the Modular label and they’ve flown Colonna over to London to get this track and record mixed by Simian Mobile Disco’s James Ford. As much as an enigman Chris Colonna is, this track sure sounds different than everything else out there at the moment.