DAMN… This kids dope
Adored native hip hop hero Seth Sentry has announced his return to your speakers and headphones with news of a brand new album Strange New Past.
Set for release on Friday, June 5 through High Score Records and distributed byInertia, Strange New Past brings forth a Seth Sentry previously unheard. Stowing away his hoverboard, Seth now has more room to explore issues of his own identity, introspectively travelling through his own roller coaster imagination to compile an anthology of stories that document his life, with his trademark observations, story-telling and humour nods to which we’ve already heard on previous album track Run.
Spending less time in cafes and more time honing his craft, Sentry has unveiled the latest example of his new-found maturity dubbed Hell Boy. Production-wise, the track is more elaborate, more technical and more schizophrenic than anything we’ve previously heard from him. Content-wise, Sentry bears it all, delving into tales of misadventure and mischief from the depths of his wildest imagination.
Hell Boy follows hot on the heels of Run, the first single released from the forthcoming opus Strange New past. The album is the first of its kind from the hip hop savant since 2012’s This Was Tomorrow, the critically acclaimed LP that debuted at number 6 on the ARIA charts.
Strange New Past was written and recorded in Melbourne with Sethbeing joined by habitual collaborator Styalz Fuego at The Base studios in South Yarra.
Recently, Seth Sentry announced the fellowship of talent that will be joining him on the highways of Australia for the 45-date strong epic that is the Strange New Past National tour. Special guests Dylan Joel and Ivan Ooze will be loading up their respective vans for the 3-month journey kicking off this month.
It’s been a particularly hectic past few months for Melbourne cat Dylan Joel. Recently supporting US rapper Watsky nationally, Joel soon put his own name in big letters announcing an album showcase for his debut full-length offering. The first showcase sold out and a second album showcase announce soon after. Already Joel dropped “Swing” off the album which featured ‘your favourite rappers favourite rapper’ Mantra, the legendary Bliss N Eso beat maker DJ Izm, and a clip directed by Grey Ghost.
Quickly proving to be an unstoppable force, fellow Victorian Ivan Ooze will be kicking off his support duties fresh from his Social Alien tour which took the young wordsmith all throughout the land. The dude proved his mettle quickly in the game locking in supports for Cypress Hill, Ice Cube and Allday before unleashing upon the world his Social Alien mixtape, which, in Ooze’s words is a “reflection of the good, the bad and the ugly from my life on this planet so far.”
Spoken in hushed murmurs as the biggest Australian hip hop tour of all time, Strange New Past kicks off with Seth’s appearance at Come Together Festival and continues full throttle, hitting regional centres in all states until concluding in September before crossing the ditch.
…And all this in the name of Seth’s forthcoming, much anticipated, sophomore record, Strange New Past set for release on Friday, June 5 via High Score Records, distributed through Inertia.
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