AUS HIP HOP: Thundamentals ‘FOREVERLUTION’ ALBUM LAUNCH at OAF, (Sat 26th Nov)


26 November @ Oxford Art Factory – Sydney

Tickets at moshtix.com.au


 

Sleek, sweaty, banging and pro; when it comes to their live show, Blue Mnts come Newtown hip hop 3 piece Thundamentals are a band in demand. As a live review by Mess + Noise of their recent performance @ the BIGSOUND music industry conference in Brisbane would attest: “one of the classiest hip-hop acts in Australia right now…tight, charismatic, and bring some monster beats”. AAA Backstage noted of the same performance; “Aussie hip hop’s brightest hope? Quite possibly so”.

As their new album Foreverlution was hitting the shelves 6 weeks ago Thundamentals were prepping for a national run of dates with Big Boi; and before the dust could settle from that trip they’d already struck out again on a 6 week long, 15 date engagement with Drapht. The long and short of all this is that though it’s just over a month and a half since their album release, only now are the band announcing their own ‘Foreverlution Album Launch Tour’.

In stores the last week of July through Obese Records, Foreverlution hit with a bang. Debuting nationally at #3 on the Air Charts, #17 on ARIA Urban Charts and #19 on the ARIA Top 20 Australian Album Charts, the response from media and public alike was unanimous. Lead single from the album ‘Paint The Town Red’ was immediately added to triple J rotation (top 20 most played track on triple J – week of release) and was the 9th most downloaded track on Australian radio through AIR IT (week of release). FBI made the album their ‘Feature Album of The Week’ (week prior to release), and on it went.

The Clip

Thundamentals have also just released their clip for 1st single ‘Paint The Town Red’. The concept of the clip was simple, strap on a camera and ‘Paint The Town Red’. The result is a ‘night in the life of’ clip that, in a quite specific case of life imitating art and art imitating life, sees actors and band alike all end up considerably ‘frayed around the edges’ by clip’s end.

“Foreverlution was made for international attention… delivers the goods in every way imaginable” – The Mercury

“Thundamentals talent will not be denied… clearly determined to conquer the top tier of Australian hip hop” – Inpress Magazine
“Aussie Hip Hop’ has always been a fairly loaded label, and it feels too limiting and too narrow, especially when you have an album like this. Foreverlution, Thundamentals’ second offering, is hip hop pure and simple, produced with style and flair, and with both classic and evolutionary sounds in mind” – The Brag

“Foreverlution sounds polished, it sounds natural and it sounds effortless, all the way from the production to the verbal delivery” – Rip It Up

Foreverlution is out now through Obese Records. For more info check out: http://www.obeserecords.com

For All Release Enquiries Please Contact Obese Records

Thunda Cats & What They Get

Built firmly upon a dedicated fan-base, Thundamentals make a point of giving their mailing list fans (Thunda Cats) exclusives wherever possible. The mailing list were offered the first listen of the new album via a private stream and were exclusively invited to the special secret Sydney show that saw the band debut the new material live (the show was at capacity via RSVP within 15 minutes of the offer).

This tour is no different with the mailing list being offered a 48 hour window jump on the general public for the first chance at tickets in selected cities. Said fan tickets will be discounted ($7 off standard door price) and come with a free MP3 download a never before heard remix of crowd favourite from Sleeping On Your Style – ‘Favourite Song’.

Sign up to the mailing list @ http://www.thundamentals.com.au to find out more about this and all ongoing op’s. The offer will only be available from 9am Wednesday Oct 5th – 9am Friday Oct 7th, the finish date of which is when general public tickets go on-sale.


 

BIG BOI with Full LIVE BAND + Theophilus London LIVE IN SYDNEY (Sat 27th AUG) @ Enmore Presented by Niche Productions + AFTER PARY INFO BIG BOI AUSTRALIAN TOUR VIDEO


 

Big Boi + Theophilus LondonSydney

Support: Thundamentals

27 August 2011
Enmore Theatre – Sydney


BIG BOI
(w/ full live band)
with special guest Theophilus London (Brooklyn, NYC)
supported by triple j, MTV and Lifelounge

As one half of Grammy winning duo Outkast, he has sold more than 25 million albums and directed the world’s attention to Southern Rap over a decade before anyone had heard of Lil Wayne. His debut solo album Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty was without doubt one of the biggest releases of 2010, culminating in numerous accolades including triple j album of the week and finding its place in many ‘best of 2010’ lists just a few months ago. Brief promotional performances in Australia last year had people salivating for more and now, Niche Productions can confirm that Big Boi is back! And he’s bringing his full live band and AV/Show with him!

As a headline performer at numerous festivals across the globe last year, Big Boi aka Antwan Andre Patton wins the crowd over with a high energy set featuring belters from his solo album including pop crossover ‘Follow Us,’ the street banger ‘General Patton’ and of course, one of the breakthrough singles of 2010 ‘Shutterbugg’ as well as incorporating classic Outkast material such as ‘I Like The Way You Move,’ ‘Rosa Parks’ and ‘So Fresh So Clean’ with the accompanying music videos blasted on screens. Add to that the extra oomph of bass, guitar, horns and of course DJ and hype man and you have one of the world’s most fun and electric live shows.

After 2006’s Outkast album and film Idlewild, Big Boi kept busy working on Sir Lucious Leftfoot… in between projects with the Atlanta Ballet Company and nurturing up and coming talent Janelle Monae, whose debut solo album was another crossover hit of 2010, proving he is as much the creative chameleon as his partner in rhyme, Andre 3000.

Accolades for Big Boi’s Sir Lucious Leftfoot: The Son Of Chico Dusty
• triple j Album of the Week
• #77 ‘Shutterbugg’ – triple j Hottest 100
• Top 40 ARIA Chart album
• #3 Debut on Billboard 200 Chart
• #4 Best Albums of 2010 – Pitchfork
• #14 Best Songs of 2010 ‘Shutterbugg’ – Rolling Stone
• #21 Best Albums of 2010 – Rolling Stone

Joining Big Boi will be Brooklyn, NYC artist Theophilus London for his debut tour of the country. With his debut EP Lovers Holiday recently released by Warner, London has already gathered a swag of fans and praise for his three mixtapes The Lovers, This Charming Mixtape and Jam! and is considered by many as a style icon both musically and in fashion. He has already collaborated with Mark Ronson for a Gucci promotion and separately with The Daptones for his cover of Calypso Blues (made popular by Nat King Cole) as well as referencing Elvis Costello on the cover for his Charming mixtape. His style on Lovers Holiday effortlessly traverses Chillwave, Hip-Hop, RnB, Electro, Slo Mo House, Boogie and Soul and a recent appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman has him poised in the eyes of many to take over once his full length album drops in May.

With a career spanning nearly two decades and still innovating Rap, Soul and Hip-Hop, Big Boi is a pioneer who is cherished across a number of genres. Do not miss ‘General Patton’ and his superb live band together with Theophilus London as they touch down across Australia and New Zealand in August and September 2011.

AUSTRALAN TOUR MESSAGE

BIG BOI AFTERPARTY

Also heard these was this after party on presented by GET BUSY PRODUCTIONS

The Backroom Sydney and Get Busy Productions present

The Official BIG BOI AFTERPARTY

BIG BOI From grammy award winning band OUTKAST will be HERE & hosting this Saturday at The Backroom Sydney keeping us all moving to the “Shutterbugg” and “Ghetto musick “!

Please come down and join us for the media event in celebration of Big Boi’s Australian tour ! Directly following the show at the Enmore theatre.

This Saturday the 27th August

Complimentary drinks on arrival !

Doors open 9pm we goin alll the way till 5 AM !!!!

dont be late ! Limited capacity event.

The Backroom – 2A Roslyn st Kings Cross, Sydney

further info: sam@getbusy.com.au