closing date: 16 Mar 2013
New Album Sunday Gentlemen
& Accompanying National Tour
"Spit Syndicate seem like a two-headed wonder sharing a single mind and vision. They do some of the best unison rapping in the game.Having Joyride in the mix, with his impressive DJ skills and wonderful vocals, is another feather in the cap."
Within days of its exclusive premiere on triple j 'Folly', second single from Spit Syndicate's third album Sunday Gentlemen, was on the broadcaster's full rotation lists. Just three months after first single 'Beauty In The Bricks' cemented its fate in the same way - the clip was fast tracked to Channel [V] too - 'Folly' explores risks taken in youthfulness; choosing spontaneity over responsibility, and the inevitability of consequence.
ARIA award winning multi-platinum producer Styalz Fuego brings his slick trademark aesthetic to the song, encompassing all the colours of a lush summer: grooving pop guitar, tranquil synths and an addictively uplifting hook.
Out of Sydney's Inner West, Australia's infamously charming hip hop duo Spit Syndicate (Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice) return with their third LP Sunday Gentlemen (Feb 22nd 2013 -Obese Records). Nick and Jimmy bare all, revealing thoughtful, deeply personal, and sometimes confronting stories with their now-renowned flair.
"Writer Irving Wallace spent much of his life working for other people out of necessity, on projects he had no personal interest in. But he would keep one day out of the week - Sunday - for himself, to work solely on his own writing and articulate the world as he saw it. In 1966, Wallace published the results of several years' worth of his Sundays - "The Sunday Gentleman" - which went on to become a best-seller.
This album has been created in similar circumstances: writing on days off, recording after work. It is a juggling act, a reality almost every artistic or creative person must confront. This album describes the world as we see it. These songs are a reflection of the experiences, people and stories that are important to us - on our terms, and nobody else's.
We dedicate this album to anybody juggling their artistic pursuits with what must be done to stay afloat." - Nick Lupi
Sunday Gentlemen is unquestionably a producers dream. It boasts an imposing list of premium beatmakers, led by Adit (Horrorshow), Stylaz Fuego (360, Seth Sentry), M-Phazes (Illy, Kimbra), J-Skub (Owl Eyes, Jackson Jackson), and Raph Dixon (Jackie Onassis).
The list of guests on Sunday Gentlemen is equally impressive, encompassing some of Australian hip-hop's biggest names. Superstar Drapht features on the deeply-personal "Same Storey" - an album highlight - while long time tour-mate Illy brings his A-game on the cinematic "Lost In Translation". Fellow One Day crew member Solo (Horrorshow) lends his considerable vocal and songwriting talents to the grooving "Along the Way" while exciting newcomer Kai (Jackie Onassis) arguably steals the show on "Sip it Slow", a banging party jam sure to become a fan favourite.
Lead single "Beauty In The Bricks" landed in November of 2012. Immediately added to triple j rotation and accompanied by an impressive music video which aired on Channel V, "Beauty In The Bricks" proved an infectious smash. In January of 2013, the second single "Folly" was also snapped up by triple j just days after delivery. It explores risks taken in youthfulness; choosing spontaneity over responsibility, and the inevitability of consequence. Sonically, "Folly" encompasses all the colours of a lush summer - grooving pop guitar, tranquil synths and an addictively uplifting hook fused seamlessly together by Stylaz Fuego, Australia's 'it' hip hop producer.
Nick and Jimmy reside in a world of complexities. Their distinct take on the world around them ranges from party habits and vices, to refugees, escapades with the fairer sex, to political disengagement, and the reality of their impending futures. Sunday Gentlemen is representative of a youth both innocent and tarnished. Having honed their vocal delivery and technique, Spit Syndicate speak for their generation with understanding and intelligence.
Widely touted as one of the most anticipated releases of 2013, Sunday Gentlemen is indicative of an artist's evolution. Mature, inspiring; undoubtedly Spit Syndicate's most impressive work to date.
The Sunday Gentlemen Tour
presented by triple j
SPECIAL GUESTS - JACKIE ONASSIS
Thu 28 Mar - Zierholz, Canberra ACT
Sat 30 Mar - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Thu 04 Apr - Spotted Cow, Toowoomba QLD
Fri 05 Apr - Cooly Hotel, Gold Coast QLD
Sat 06 Apr - The Zoo, Brisbane QLD
Thu 11 Apr - Bar 3909, Lakes Entrance VIC
Fri 12 Apr - Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Sat 13 Apr - Republic Bar, Hobart TAS
Thu 18 Apr - Jive, Adelaide SA
Fri 19 Apr - Prince of Wales, Bunbury WA
Sat 20 Apr - Amplifier, Perth WA
Sun 21 Apr - C5, Fremantle WA
Wed 24 Apr - Great Northern, Newcastle NSW
Fri 26 Apr -Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Sat 27 Apr - Movement Festival: Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne VIC
Sun 28 Apr - Movement Festival: Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
Tue 30 Apr - Movement Festival: Red Hill Auditorium, Perth WA
Thu 02 May - Discovery, Darwin NT
Fri 10 May - Woy Woy Leagues Club, Woy Woy NSW
Sat 11 May - Waves Nightclub, Wollongong NSW
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