Phrase – Apart

It’s customary for an artist on the promo trail to talk up (or big note) how progressive their new album is. But in the two years since Clockwork floored the hip-hop world, Phrase — aka Melbourne MC Harley Webster — has completely ripped up his past by the roots. Babylon, his third album, throws down the gauntlet to any musician feeling hemmed in by a scene and longing to paint a bigger picture. The first single, Apart, sets the stage for Babylon, as a garage stomper with guitar twists and a chorus sung by You Am I’s Davey Lane — … Continue reading Phrase – Apart

BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

BBS are four hardworking musicians consisting of J Stark, Rare and Jorgan with J Twice on the decks. Since releasing their debut mixtape 3 mics and we swear in 2008 BBS have been busy doing countless numbers of shows ranging from the Bsound shows with artist such as Phrase, Illy, Fluent Form, Pez and 360 to Phrase’s Clockwork album launch in Melbourne and M-Phazes/Gully Platoon’s recent album launch. It’s time to celebrate the much anticipated album release by BBS titled Qualified due out the first week of April. Guest’s such as Illy (Obese Records) , Fluent Form, Skryptcha (Obese Records), … Continue reading BBS – Qualified: Album Launch (April 23, Melbourne)

Phrase Writes 3rd Album – New Single “Never Fade”

It’s been an amazing year for Phrase since the release of his critically acclaimed album Clockwork on 24th April, 2009. This past year has seen Phrase nominated for both an Aria & J Award, rocking sold out shows all over the country, smashing almost every major festival you can think of (Big Day Out, Homebake, Sounds of Spring etc) and collaborating with some of the most outstanding artists Australia has to offer (Wendy Matthews, Kram, Ian Kenny, Daniel Merriweather). Phrase’s Clockwork was a groundbreaking record for Australian Hip-Hop and was praised for its cross genre sound and risk taking, earning … Continue reading Phrase Writes 3rd Album – New Single “Never Fade”

Vote For JJJ Album Of The Year (aussie hip hop style)

Richard Kingsmill from Triple J will countdown the Top 10 albums of the year voted by you on the final ever ‘2009’ on December 13. He will also be going through his Top 10 album list and maybe contacting you to talk about the albums you’ve loved from this year. To vote all you have to do is submit you selection online via the website below. To make it easier for everyone out there we have narrowed the list down to as many  ‘aussie hip hop’  releases only. Please note Chasm and Vida Sunshyne’s release Move is incorrectly labeled as … Continue reading Vote For JJJ Album Of The Year (aussie hip hop style)

Aussie Hip Hop Aria Nominations 2009

The ARIA (Australian Recording Industry Association) nominations came out today and there were a lot of well deserved aussie hip hop nominations. These include: Astronomy Class (Pursuit of Happiness) Horrorshow (The Grey Space) Pez (A Mind of My Own) Phrase (Clockwork) (A well deserved birthday present!!) Hilltop Hoods (State Of The Art), received six nominations. Best Group Best Urban Release Single of the Year Highest Selling Album Engineer of the Year (Debris) Producer of the Year (Suffa) Not only is this great for us, it’s great for Australian Hip Hop. Thanks to everyone that’s helped make this such an amazing … Continue reading Aussie Hip Hop Aria Nominations 2009

Phrase Nominated For 2009 J Awa

The next round of nominees for this year’s J Award (Triple J’s annual celebration of the best Australian albums of the year) have been announced. Emcee Phrase for his album Clockwork has been among the nominees put up this round. As we know Phrase’s album Clockwork sat tucked away on a shelf for many months due to the fact that no one wanted to release it. After hearing any one of the tracks on this solid album, you quickly realise that the labels involved must have seriously slept on this release. So everyone here at allaussie hip hop would like … Continue reading Phrase Nominated For 2009 J Awa

Phrase and guests Sydney show

It’s been awhile since our last post on Phrase and the Clockwork Tour so here is the latest. Our friends at Triple J and JTV have been proud to present Phrase in his first national wide headline tour. Phrase has hit the road with his band to perform tracks from his critically acclaimed album Clockwork. Currently, Phrase is at the mid point of a hectic tour and things are only set to get wilder. On Thursday October 1st at the Annandale Hotel, Sydney, Phrase will be giving punters the full Clockwork experience. Live with a 5 piece band plus a … Continue reading Phrase and guests Sydney show

Clockwork Album Launch Tour

Triple J & Triple jtv are proud to present Phrase in his first nation wide headline tour. Phrase is hitting the road with his band to perform tracks from his critically acclaimed TripleJ feature album Clockwork. On selected shows Phrase will be giving punters the full Clockwork experience live with a 5 piece band plus a string section along with some special surprise guests from Phrase’s album. Not to mention there will be an exciting visual element to the show coming from Phrase’s longtime DJ Flagrant who will be showcasing his patent-pending “Television Turntables”. Supported by Sydney’s Snob Scrilla, Melbourne’s … Continue reading Clockwork Album Launch Tour

RALPH MAG x Aussie Hip Hop

  The June issue of Ralph Magazine has hit the stands and features Skryptcha, Dialectrix and Phrase, all suited up for the fashion section. Skryptcha had this to say about the shoot “We had a lot of fun doing the shoot so please do go check it out, the mag is out on newsstands now with the very, very, very hot – Emily Scott on the cover!” The guys all have a lil’ Ralph style interview in there for a laugh, which I’m sure you’ll enjoy too. Check out the interview with Phrase here. While you are over at the … Continue reading RALPH MAG x Aussie Hip Hop


That’s right peeps, its been almost 4 years since his critically acclaimed debut album Talk With Force was unleashed on the world.  Last month Phrase, returned with his long-awaited and highly anticipated sophomore release, “Clockwork”. Featuring guest performances from Wendy Matthews, Jackson Jackson, Bliss N Eso, Daniel Merriweather, Kram, Illy and Max White, Clockwork is without a doubt one of the boldest releases to emerge this year. Debuting in the top 30  CLOCKWORK is already making waves throughout the country! You can grab a free Mp3 download of Clockwork the track via Phrase’s Website. Below is a little extract from … Continue reading PHRASE – CLOCKWORK


Get set people for a massive tour from the Funkoars. After selling out The Hangover Tour nationwide the Oars are back with the Malfunction Tour. With 28 shows booked around Australia and two massive special guests, Phrase and Vents, this is sure to be huge! Phrase has just dropped his highly anticipated release Clockwork and will be performing with DJ Flagrant and also a live drummer. Vents will also be performing tracks from his first album Hard to Kill. Vents’ always seems to set the stage on fire with his hard hitting tracks. DJ Adfu will be on the turns. … Continue reading WHATS YOUR MALFUNCTION?