Katchafire / Revival
Album: Revival   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Katchafire   Added:Aug 2006
Label:2B1 Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-17 Pull Date: 2006-11-19 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8 Oct 1
Airplays: 3 1 3 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 07, 2017: Happy Hour
Collie Herb Man/Reactor Dub
4. Nov 24, 2014: Happy Hour
2. May 15, 2017: Happy Hour
5. Jul 22, 2013: Happy Hour
3. May 25, 2015: Happy Hour
6. Jan 03, 2013: Happy Hour
Collie Herb Man

Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-08-29
Katchafire – Revival (2B1)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 8/30/06
Roots Rock Reggae from New Zealand. Pretty heavy influence by Steel Pulse and other British reggae. Solid music, but it veers from great and interesting production to painfully commercial – most cuts are excellent, some really suck… In fact, it’s a bit perplexing!
No FCCs. Follow the stars – huge range of quality, here.
1. **bouncy midtempo, full sound, harmonies. Easy going and happy.
2. ***solid midtempo skank. Cool music.
3. Intro is from hell, song marginally bearable midtempo bubble. Avoid.
4. *midtempo bubble. Love song, pop/smooth jazz.
5. **uptempo dancey bounce, rather commercial, but lots of cool elements to the music. There’s even a rap...
6. ****slightly downtempo bouncy bubble with a bit of xylophone and dub. Vocals definitely owe a debt to Steel Pulse – not half bad.
7. ***midtempo, solid and forceful. Spoken bit is forgettable, but other elements are very strong.
8. ***uptempo skank – interesting riddim, tough lyrics. Fun!
9. **midtempo and very bouncy. Cool music.
10. *midtempo skank, poppy love song.
11. ****uptempo Rock Steady. Infectious music and fun vocals.
12. ****midtempo dub with strong one drop. Dub of track 4, which is one of the suckier tracks, but the dub loses the sucky aspects.
13. *****sweet midtempo skanky dub with marimba – terrific!
14. *****downtempo dub with cool bits of electronica. Ends more than 20 seconds early – beware!

Track Listing
1. Reggae Revival   8. Done Did It
2. Get Away   9. Seriously
3. Who You With   10. Giddy Up
4. Colour Me Life   11. Bounce
5. Loose Your Power   12. Colour Me Dub
6. Collie Herb Man   13. Collie Herb Man/Reactor Dub
7. Sensimillia   14. Dub Me All Jelly