Blue Mountains hip-hop 4 piece Thundamentals are back on the airwaves, and East Coast stages from Brisbane to Melbourne this February with the launch of ‘My Lady’. The 3rd single from their debut album Sleeping On Your Style – a Latin/Soul infused tune featuring Sydney neo-soul sensation Ray Mann on guest vocals – proves why SMH Metro has dubbed Thundamentals one of the Top 10 live acts to watch in 2010.
Bursting onto an explosive Australian hip hop scene in 2009, Sleeping On Your Style garnered attention for its outstanding production, eclectic musical influences and compelling rhymes. From the Cairns Post’s effusive, “…hands down (my) hip hop album of the year…one of the most engaging listens…in any genre”, to the Hobart Mercury’s summation that “these four lads are the brightest young stars on the block”, praise flowed as smoothly as the rhymes – 3D World deftly labelled it “…an extremely worthy piece of art”.
2009 was a productive year: 3 national tours that saw Thundamentals headline, as well as share stages with the likes of Lyrics Born (USA), Drapht and Astronomy Class. Both singles (‘Move It Up’ and ‘The Mash’) made Triple J high rotation; Thundamentals were featured as a ‘Next Crop Artist’ as part of Oz Music Month, with Dom Allesio hailing them as “…one of the more exciting Aussie hip hop outfits to emerge in the past few years”. Support from iTunes followed the Triple J buzz – after naming ‘The Mash’ Single of the Week, Thundamentals were invited to record an exclusive live EP for fans and competition winners at Sydney’s iTunes store – and then MTV got on board, championing the band as one of the next big up and comers in the Australian hip hop scene.
2010 seems set to fill those shoes, and more. Just weeks into the new year, Thundamentals have already had massive performances at Peats Ridge Festival and Sydney Festival First Night, supported by their SMH praise.
Thundamentals ‘My Lady’ tour dates below:
Fri day 19th February: The Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW
Saturday 20th February: Hotel Gearins, Katoomba NSW
Friday 26th February : Northcote Social Club, Melbourne VIC
Saturday 27th February: The Step Inn, Brisbane QLD