Urthboy has announced his much anticipated fourth album will be titled Smokey’s Haunt and is set for release on October 12. The bold first single, Naïve Bravado featuring Daniel Merriweather, has seen some heavy support at radio and was named iTunes Single Of The Week—raking in over 30,000 downloads in under a week, and quickly spiking to #1 most added (all indie) track at radio.
Although Hermitude and Count Bounce have been exclusive producers of all previous Urthboy material, Smokey’s Haunt is the first album where they’ve co-produced the entire album. The chemistry between all parties was electric, resulting in an invigorated sound and fresh spirit. Apart from putting the finishing touches on his new album, Urthboy has also signed a global publishing deal with the legendary Alberts Music. The Naïve Bravado Tour kicks off late August, where he will be joined by long-time collaborators Elgusto (Hermitude) and Jane Tyrrell for what promises to be an electrifying live show.
The tour’s main support is The Last Kinection—one of the true voices of Indigenous Australian hip hop. They will be joined on selected dates by triple j favourites Yung Warriors, Brisbane’s rising star Rainman and more. See listing below for full details. Tickets are on sale now.
Urthboy – Naïve Bravado Tour
Thurs Aug 30 – Katoomba with Sky’High / Masta One
Fri Aug 31 – Melbourne with Yung Warriors / Rainman
Fri Sept 07 – Adelaide with The Last Kinection / Koolta
Sat Sept 08 – Perth with The Last Kinection / Slackjaw
Fri Sept 14 – Byron Bay with The Last Kinection / Rainman
Sat Sept 15 – Brisbane with The Last Kinection / Rainman
Fri Sept 21 – Sydney with The Last Kinection / Yung Warriors
Sat Sept 22 – Newcastle Fat As Butter Festival