Tubbs: Good Days, Better Nights
By Stephen Jewell
Chris Tubbs may have spent the last several years living in London but it speaks volumes that he chose to return home to record his debut album, 'Good Days, Better Nights'. Tubbs' album was recorded over the 2002/ 2003 summer, one of the hottest in Wellington on record, in collaboration with engineer Mu from Fat Freddy's Drop. Mu's foil in Fat Freddy's Dallas Tamaira, contributes a soulful vocal to one of the album's stand out tracks Five Day Night, which is reprised at the end of the album in the shape of the sterling, NZ-only Fat Freddy's mix. Dallas also duels with Tubbs's former Breaks Co-op/ Roofers cohort Hamish Clark on Falling, which is co-produced by UK hip hop team, The Next Men. 'Good Days, Better Nights' has earned some considerable praise from such luminaries as LTJ Bukem and Massive Attack's Daddy G, who declared it one of his top four albums of the last year. Tubbs is yet another example of a New Zealander excelling in London and punching well above his weight. Out through Loop Recordings locally.