Urthboy presents the second single form his upcoming LP Smokey’s Haunt, titled Knee Length Socks. The track is an ode to being out of place; of 90s britpop’s weird influence on Urthboy’s songwriting and ultimately about his love of hip hop.
The track was sent out to all ‘Urthlings‘ as an exclusive preview before it’s premiere on triple j. 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 this Thursday, 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 local hip hop.
They will be joined on selected dates by triple j favourites Yung Warriors, Brisbane’s rising star Rainman and more.