Just 7 months after the watershed release of their third album So We Can Remember Thundamentals are still pinching themselves to be honoured with nominations for a slew of major music awards in 2014.
Thundamentals’ So We Can Remember, a #1 Digital, Independent, Australian & Urban ARIA Album, [rel. 2 May 2014, Obese Records] was a Feature Album on Triple J and Fbi FM, spawned a sold out tour following the success of single ‘Smiles Don’t Lie’, and saw their YouTube views get within a Thundakat whisker of 3 million.
As well, So We Can Remember is the ONLY record nominated for a J Award [Album Of The Year], a Carlton Dry Independent Music Award [Best Independent Hip Hop Album], an ARIA Award [Best Urban Album], an Fbi SMAC Award [Record Of The Year] and the critically acclaimed, nationally coveted Australian Music Prize.
The album has recently re-entered the charts, working its way up to #9 on the ARIA Urban Charts, as Thundamentals support the record-breaking, Hilltop Hoods tour where they’ve closed every show with the headliners, adding their own verses to the ARIA Top 5 single for which the tour is named: ‘Cosby Sweater’.
As busy as they’ve been, Thundamentals have had their 5th and final single ‘Missing You’ added to triple j rotation, and are stoked to premiere the video today while ARIA night hangovers are still fading. ‘Missing You’ as The Vine pointed out, is a “sublime little grower revolving around fathers and sons”, which is particularly poignant, going by Thundamentals’ note online: “It’s obviously a very personal story for us and a very special clip. We’ve dedicated the clip to the loving memory of DJ Morgs father who passed away this year.”
So We Can Remember Award Nominations:
J Award – Album Of The Year
ARIA Award – Best Urban Album
The Coopers Australian Music Prize
FBi Sydney Music Arts & Culture (SMAC) Awards – Record Of The Year
Carlton Dry Independent Music Award – Best Independent Hip Hop Album