Hermitude have established their reputation for brilliant studio productions with an engaging and innovative live show – incorporating a confident, almost effortless musicianship with a deft grasp of technology. Playing with underground hip hop artists and electronic acts from all over the world.
In 2007 they released the Rare Sightings EP before embarking on their third album, Threads in 2008. Hermitude’s sound progressed into more electronic territory, embracing instrumental hip hop’s electronic relative ‘future beats’. Artists such as Glitch Mob and DJ Krush started dropping Hermitude songs in live sets.
The first single on their fourth record dropped in early 2011 – the slamming Get In My Life. They followed this in September 2011 with the Summery monster Speak Of The Devil. Hermitude’s fourth album will be released in Feb 2012. Their new single Speak Of The Devil is an infectious dancefloor jam of bouncing synth lines and hip hop beats. Hermitude’s label Elefant Traks pitch it as: “If Teenwolf and Patience from The Grates had a baby who grew up to be the world’s greatest air-keytarist, the song they’d perform to would be “Speak of the Devil”.”
The video Directed by Emma Tomelty for Cooper St Films, borrows from C&C Music Factory’s most enduring sentiment: Everybody Dance Now and was recently nominated for a 2011 J-Award. You can check out Triple J’s Q&A with Hermitude right here.
Produced by Kate Ritchie
Choreographed by Sisqo
Speak of the Devil features Chaos Emerald
Hermitude are on tour in Australia Nov/Dec 2011
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Fri Nov 25 – X and Y Bar – Brisbane
Fri Dec 2 – Gearins – Katoomba
Sat Dec 3 – Subsonic Festival – Barrington Tops
Fri Dec 9 – The Standard – Sydney
Sat Dec 10 – Summer Rhythms Festival – Canberra