The Herd – Future Shade

It is the most complete realisation of the band’s vision, and their most carefully produced record to date. From a love of ‘90s hip hop (Red Queen Theory) to Eastern European soul (Grandma’s Song); from a Sufjan influence (My Sister’s Palace) to the incomparable (Signs of Life), Future Shade is underpinned by hip hop, but is not contained by any genre. At their essence, The Herd have always explored the personal and the political: but the fury of a song like 77% has given way to the subtlety of a song like Shihaba, detailing a family member’s encounter with racist … Continue reading The Herd – Future Shade

Elefant Traks and Select Music present ‘An Evening with Ozi Batla’

Ozi Batla, the hip hop troubadour, farewells his latest project with four intimate shows in March. A prolific recording and touring artist, his 2010 LP Wild Colonial landed nominations for an AIR Award and a SMAC (FBi Radio) Award; whilst Sydney Morning Herald listed him in their Best Hip Hop of 2010. On stage is where everything makes sense for Ozi Batla – years of prowling the groggy carpet between the turntables and the foldback have left him unshakably solid on the mic. This is the final chance to see him in solo mode in 2011. Fri 4 Mar – Cambridge … Continue reading Elefant Traks and Select Music present ‘An Evening with Ozi Batla’

The Herd and Koolism

We have done a post about this concert already (here), but it was such a long time ago that we thought we would refresh your memory about this one. The Herd are rolling through town for their last headline show in over a year.  It’s been a crazy 12 months, complete with top ten charting album, ARIA nomination, J Award for Best Video (2020), AIR Awards for Best independent Artist and Best Hip Hop album. Plus their national tour for Summerland was the biggest tour in their history. This year was going to be the R & R year with … Continue reading The Herd and Koolism