Album preview: Smashproof's Forever

Last updated 12:25 29/01/2014
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BACK WITH FOREVER: Smashproof's new album will be out on Friday.

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Listen to Smashproof's new album Forever on Stuff before it's released.

The follow-up to the trios' 2009 debut album The Weekend features singles, Paint Fade (Feat. Drew), Forever and Get By.

Smashproof, comprising Tyree, Deach and Sid Diamond (formally Young Sid), have celebrated the release of their album with a free, interactive game app available  from iTunes and Android stores.

Based around the Smashproof trio's love of basketball, the Spindie game features four Smashproof tracks, and links to Facebook so players can battle their friends for better scores.

It's been five years since their debut single, Brother (featuring Gin Wigmore) held the No. 1 position on the Top 40 Singles Chart for a staggering 11 weeks.

The same year Smashproof won three New Zealand Music Awards, including People's Choice, Highest Selling Single and Best Video (Chris Graham)

Since 2009, Tyree, Deach and Sid Diamond have released their own solo material as well as taken an active part in their local community of South Auckland, speaking out on issues like domestic violence and poverty.

Sid Diamond received the Māori Urban Album of the Year award twice (Truth and What Doesn't Kill Me) and Maori Male Solo Artist Of The Year award in 2010.

Tyree received an Australian Urban Music Award for his solo work and released his album Motivation last year, which includes the single Fighter, which became the theme song for The New Zealand Vodafone Warriors in 2013.

Deach has had an Urban Radio No.1 single with his song Be With You last year.

The Weekend is out this Friday and can be preordered here.

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