You could forgive Horrorshow the temptation to return as if in triumph with their new single Unfair Lottery. Their consistent outshining of expectations to date suggests something special in the chemistry between lyricist Solo and producer Adit.
Where others may be swept up in delusions of grandeur, Horrorshow dig deeper into our collective psyche, looking for pre-polished signs of life. Unfair Lottery finds them with a renewed sense of purpose, crafting a thoughtful song tackling the idea of privilege—a theme often overlooked in local hip hop culture. This is not a song of guilt, it’s a refreshingly honest play on being “male, middle class and white”.
Adit acts as a conductor employing glissando-laced strings and operatic sopranos with a cinematic array of samples and live instrumentation. He’s a producer inspired, credited with the bulk of Spit Syndicate’s recent album and truly a studio fiend in great form. This is the first taste of the highly anticipated third album from Horrorshow.
Need we remind you?
• ARIA Award-nominated debut The Grey Space (2008)
• Critically adored triple j feature album Inside Story (2009).
• Sellout national tours
• Main support on Bliss n Eso and Hilltop Hoods record breaking national tours
• Big Day Out, Splendour, Groovin the Moo, Splash Festival (Germany), Sydney Opera House (Dr Seuss Meets Elefant Traks), Spiegeltent.
Horrorshow Unfair Lottery Launch Shows:
Friday June 21 – Annandale Hotel SYD with Dialectrix
Saturday June 22 – Northcote Social Club – MELB with Remi