TRUE VIBENATION: Sydney’s genre-bending hip-hop trio hit the road in support of their 2nd album ‘ON’


Sydney three piece soul/funk hip-hop innovators, True Vibenation are back with their second album ON which will be released on July 18 through Big Village Records

Saturday 26 July – Venue TBC – Brisbane
Sunday 27 July – Byron Bay Brewery – Byron Bay
Thursday 31 July – Shebeen – Melbourne
Saturday 2 August – Rad Bar – Wollongong
Friday 8 August – Newtown Social Club – Sydney
Saturday 16 August – Baroque Room – Katoomba
Wednesday 20 August – Sosueme @ Beach Road Hotel – Bondi
Saturday 23 August – Transit Bar – Canberra
Friday 12 September – Hussle Hussle @ Mojos – Fremantle

Sydney’s genre-bending hip-hop trio hit the road


in support of their 2nd album ‘ON’

True Vibenation are misfits. Mash together two Zimbabwean-born twins, Verbaleyes and Native Wit,

both raised by artist/activist parents, with a touch of Kiwi via childhood friend Klue, and a good dose of horns (brass) and you have a combination you won’t find anywhere else in Australia and possibly the

Over the years, the inner-west Sydney trio have developed a strong following thanks to a live show which revels in making you dance in a semi ‘special’, unselfconscious way and songs that combine infectious

hooks and razor sharp raps with roaring horns and genre-bending electronic beats. They even have a self-made instrument that literally turns audience members into human drum machines! True Vibes really have created a distinct yet instantly catchy sound all their own.

With three horns, three vocalists and three beat-makers logically True Vibes should have 9 people in the band, but after graduating with a masters degree in ‘ballin on a budget’ they get by with only three members and a strange delight in lugging equipment to shows.

Since releasing their debut album The Sunshower Phenomenon through Big Village Records, True Vibenation has been going from strength to strength. The album brought a fresh approach to hip hop,

blending elements of Afro-beat, dubstep, soul and electronic music to create a sound that could have come out of anywhere in the world, yet is distinctly Australian. It was named as the Triple J Hip Hop

Show’s ‘Album of the Week’ and snapped up for further rotation across the station.

On the back of the album’s success and reputation for their live performance, True Vibenation sold out their album launch at Sydney’s iconic Annandale Hotel and have been touring relentlessly since, wowing audiences with their infectious energy and a live show which sees them go beyond the traditional hip hop format of two turntables and a microphone and transform into a live beat making band complete with a

Now with the new album ‘ON’ due for release on July 18 the guys are in their element and ready to take it to the people on a national tour kicking off later that month.

With hundreds of shows under their belt, festival slots at Sydney Festival, Peats Ridge, Future Music, Secret Garden, Subsonic, Woodford and Changing Lanes as well as support slots with Jurassic 5, Chali 2na, Dead Prez, Foreign Beggars, DJ Kentaro, Horrorshow Thundamentals and many more

True Vibenation are ready to play for their fans and add some new ones.

If a night of ruckus beats, big horns and a genuine party vibe sounds like exactly what you need, then drop in to a True Vibenation show near you. Not only will they leave every ounce of energy on the stage (with a smile) they’ll also leave you grinning from ear to ear and begging for more.


"Their compositions range from conscious, soulful hip hop to post-Brainfeeder type bass music, to

afro-funk/ hip hop fusions that bring the brass skills in to play, all rolled up with high IQ and a big

dose of creative fun. True Vibe have built solid foundations." Tony Edwards, The Brag

“Big Village provided some of their finest for the night in the form of True Vibenation. It was my

first time seeing these guys after hearing great things and from the moment they began I instantly

"The diversity of material, easy stage presence, and sheer musicality was on display for all to see,

these guys have got mad skills, the sky’s the limit…. these guys are the complete package,

became a fan.” Chris Singh, The AU Review

combining effortless flows with a full on ‘live’ show." Piri, OrangePress


True Vibenation – Press Pack

Single from ‘ON’ – Crazy But… via soundcloud

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