Premiss debut EP features Coin Banks, Drapht, Marksman Lloyd and more!
Led by Perth based bandleader and composer Brendan Scott Grey, Premiss’ self-titled debut EP is a strikingly unconventional artistic venture where the union of music needing to be voiced and the stories to make sense of it all come together.
Using an impressive eight piece band as its medium, compositions were approached with the desire to utilise the raw and imperfect sounds of a live band within the genre of hip hop. All tracks were musically written in their entirety and then presented to a selection of Perth’s finest MC’s to say whatever they wanted to say. There was no editing, instruction, boundaries or censorship. The story that came to the MC’s first was the one recorded; the one allowed to live in that moment.
Clocking in at nine tracks, the Premiss EP features the exceptional word-smithery of Coin Banks, Drapht, Marksman Lloyd, Alex Ford, Hyclass and Macshane. This melting pot of styles and stories is testament to the variety of talent found amongst both the emerging and established artists in Perth’s burgeoning hip-hop community.
While now releasing in their own right, Brendan and his Premiss cohorts have in one form or another appeared on numerous recordings such as Coin Banks’ double EP ‘Heads and Tails’ and Drapht’s latest album ‘Seven Mirrors’. Not to mention chalking up performances at Groovin’ The Moo, Perth International Arts Festival, WAM Festival, Rottofest, Hyperfest, Music Matters (Singapore) and even joining forces with The West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. In September just gone Brendan again joined Drapht and co. at triple j’s Like A Version for an excellent rendition of The Avalanche’s ‘Frankie Sinatra’.
Current single ‘Let You Know’ (feat. Coin Banks and Marksman Lloyd) has already received the thumbs up from Hau on triple j’s The Hip Hop Show and the accompanying video, directed by Luna Laure has just been shared ATB.
Premiss EP out now via all good digital retailers
Next show: WAM Festival Block Party, Main Stage
Saturday November 5 Wilson Car Park, Roe St., Northbridge