Suburban Dark’s colossal LP Second Front has just been released through Big Village Records. The first single Skeletonne featuring Thundamentals’ Jeswon has already been making an impact online and on radio, setting the tone for the brand new release.
Rinsed on Triple j and playlisted on FBi Radio, Skeletonne was initially featured for 6 weeks on Triple j new music website for free download, with the video clip premiered on Home and Hosed.. And on the week leading up to the album release, FBi Radio 94.5 has already made Second Front ‘Album of the Week’. Second Front has a diverse range of tracks from spine chilling noise to straight up bass assaulting bangers.
The album is a dark, eclectic collection of rap tracks and instrumentals: a calculated departure from previous Big Village releases, an affront to the ‘feel good’ sound of most mainstream local hip hop. The second single from the album, Mindreader (Track 10) layers Jeswon’s precise raps with video game synth lines, over a supercharged electro beat.
Suburban Dark’s inclusion in Big Things Volume 1 (2011) and Big Things Volume 2 (2012) showcased their distinct and edgy sound with the standout tracks Straight Edge feat. Jeswon, and Vertigo feat. Tuka, Ellesquire and Rapaport. Suburban Dark’s new LP once again unites the Big Village crew, exploring the second front of Sydney’s bleak underground with 11 of the most talented MCs Australia has to offer. MC line up consists of Jeswon, Tuka, (Thundamentals) Ellesquire, Grey Ghost, P.Smurf, Elemont, Mute, Rapaport, Billie Rose and Mikoen.