Steele Pulse Release Their 12th Studio Album “Mass Manipulation”
U.K. reggae legends Steel Pulse released their first new studio album in 15 years, Mass Manipulation, this past Friday via Rootfire Cooperative in partnership with Steel Pulse’s own imprint, Wiseman Doctrine. Lead single “Cry Cry Blood” debuts today. Rolling Stone calls the track “a meditative rocker with deftly placed horns, guitars and strings bubbling up above the song’s thumping groove,” noting that “David Hinds’ lyrics touch on injustice and violence, but end with a revolutionary call as he sings, ‘The whole world’s taking advantage/While we stand aside and look/It was prophesied we’d rise again/Just take a second look.’” Recorded over the course of several years on three continents, the track can now be streamed/downloaded on all digital platforms
Comprised of 15 new, original songs and two mystic interludes written and arranged by lead vocalist David Hinds and co-produced by bandmates Sidney Mills and David Elecciri, Mass Manipulation marks Steel Pulse’s twelfth studio album—and a timely return to the band’s signature message of social justice and bridging the racial divide through the power of music. While many of the actors and details of the world’s socio-political landscape have changed in the four decades that Steel Pulse has been committed to bettering mankind through music, the band continues to engage controversial topics of human rights on a global scale. “We cannot abandon the future that our ancestors have struggled for,” asserts Hinds.
After a long legacy of major label releases with Universal, Elektra and Island Records, for Mass Manipulation Steel Pulse made a calculated decision to partner with the unique nonprofit label Rootfire Cooperative. Formed in 2016 as a partnership with Ineffable Music Group, Billboard
The band is set to tour widely throughout Europe and the United States in support of Mass Manipulation. See below for current U.S. tour dates, with many more to be announced.
May 24 /// California Roots Music & Arts Festival /// Monterey, CA
July 14 /// Levitate Music and Arts Festival /// Marshfield, MA
August 25 /// LOCKN’ Festival /// Arrington, VA
August 30 /// Dry Diggings Festival /// Placerville, CA
September 1 /// Dry Diggings Festival /// Placerville, CA