(Sydney, Australia – July 9, 2021)  KATCHAFIRE and Ingrooves Music Group have signed a new distribution deal. The partnership includes the distribution of their entire catalogue in Australia and New Zealand as well as a series of global new single releases.

“It’s a proud moment for us to welcome reggae legends Katchafire to Ingrooves. We’re thrilled to be working with Katchafire’s iconic catalogue and to be introducing their new material to a growing global audience”, said Nina Rabe-Cairns, Ingrooves Music Group Country Manager, Australia and New Zealand.

“We are excited to be working in partnership with the Ingrooves team on the forthcoming singles series”,Katchafire’s manager Mikki Sellton added. “First up, we have the new track from Leon and produced by the amazing Tiki Taane that has been in the works for some time.”

”Whaingaroa” is an ode to a much revered town in Aotearoa, set for release on July 9 – written and sung by percussionist Leon Davey (who also played drums + guitar and produced the track), and co-produced by fellow Maori legend Tiki Taane.

Speaking about the release of “Whaingaroa”, Katchafire’s Leon Davey said:

“This song to me, is my finest work and a true labour of love. If I was to ever pick one of my songs that represent me, who I am, and what I stand for, it would be ‘Whaingaroa.’It is the constant world tours and travelling that has made me realise that Aotearoa is truly one of the most beautiful countries in the world, and that Whaingaroa is the only place where I can feel my spirit uplift and find true peace of mind.“


Katchafire’s first overseas show for 2021 has been announced – at the Promiseland Festival on the Gold Coast in Australia on October 2, with more Australian gigs to be announced soon.