Shock Records are thrilled to announce the signing of Sydney hip hop duo Mind Over Matter to their imprint label Permanent Records. Mind Over Matter are: Willow AKA Rowan Lockyer and Smiles AKA Martin Brown.
After meeting as year 7 classmates in the school yard at St Pius X College, the duo began practicing their freestyle skills together and have been putting in the hard yards ever since touring with the likes of Bliss N Eso, 360, Pez and Drapht and releasing two LPs. Renowned for their narrative wit, smooth moves and dynamic live shows, Willow and Smiles have recently spent time in the studio together working on the release of their third album.
The duo’s forthcoming and might we add, highly anticipated album features triple J airplay smash and lead single Real Life. The track features Melbourne’s K.I.K.I on vocals and was the highest selling local Hip Hop track for two weeks running in June, peaking at #8 on the iTunes Hip Hop charts.
Second single Somebody’s Love sees Mind Over Matter follow up with yet another infectious and playful beat. Check out the 70s themed video – featuring roller skates and moustaches galore, a visual nostalgic feast for the eyes and ears! Mind Over Matter are set to bring their party to a town near you on their upcoming Somebody’s Love national tour. Smiles and Willow hit the road late next month and kick the tour off in their hometown.
Mind Over Matter – Somebody’s Love Tour
Sunday September 22 – Wilbar Lane, Cronulla
Friday September 27 – The Workers Club, Melbourne
Friday October 4 – Spectrum, Sydney
Saturday October 5 – Small Ballroom, Newcastle
Sunday October 6 – Captains @ Mariners, Batemans Bay
Wednesday October 9 – The Causeway, Perth
Thursday October 10 – The Dusk Lounge, Joondalup
Saturday October 12 – The Beetle Bar, Brisbane