The buzz around Horrorshow is staggering: they’ve swept up everyone from Triple J kids to purist heads and indie hipsters. Their new album Inside Story was JJJ Album of the Week & Hip Hop Album of the Year (SMH) and their joint launch with Urthboy sold out the Metro Theatre in Sydney.
The evocative brand of earnest, ego-free hip-hop announced by their debut album The Grey Space, earned them an ARIA nomination for Best Urban Release. Coupled with acclaimed recordings is their growing reputation for explosive live shows, most recently winning over a swag of new fans during 25 shows (over 7000 payers) on the Spitshine Tour.
If you’re talking hip hop, Horrorshow are a group to watch.
It’s now time to announce the winner of the double pass to catch Horrorshow perform on their nation wide, Inside Story Tour featuring Spit Syndicate (selected dates).
We had a huge response to this comp and it was quite interesting to see what songs were rated amongst fans.
The winner of the double pass, to take along a friend to see Horrorshow is M.Densely of Springwood QLD. Michael and a mate will be attending the Brisbane leg of the tour (hope to see some photos). Here are the three tracks that Michael picked as his favourite and a little paragraph on why these songs.
M. Densely’s top 3 tracks off Inside Story:
Neighborhood Hit – Dope bassline, laid back steezed out flow with a nod to hip hop roots of graff in the suburbs. Makes me wish i could go back to Melbourne in the 80’s when the most important thing was getting together on a Saturday at Richmond station and swapping paint, markers, laces and new styles with other writers.
The Rain – Eerie hook and deep lyrics combine to paint a picture of hope and lost dreams. Skillful track.
Thoughtcrime – The most accessible track for most of my mainstream friends. This has been responsible for me introducing heaps of people to the new sound of aussie hip hop. Rhymes full of punchy alliteration and crystal clean beats and samples tied together with a hook that everyone is humming along to by the second chorus. “see there’s music that makes you dance, and music that makes you feel. No longer am I sure which one is more real” beautifully describes the battle we all go through at stages trying to balance our love for traditional hip hop with the new styles and flavours we get hit with every day.
Please note that Horrorshow’s Sydney show at The Factory (Feb 26) sold-out last week.
As a result a 2nd second show has been confirmed for April 10, again at The Factory Theater (All-ages).
Thanks to all the people that entered, winner was drawn randomly. Shout out to the Elefant Traks fam.