[MUSIC NEWS] BOY SODA & TAJ RALPH Announce Tour
Two of Australia’s most talented newcomers join forces and go out on the road for a co-headline tour.
It’s been a hectic couple of years for both BOY SODA and Taj Ralph, two leading lights in the burgeoning Australian R&B/Soul scene. In the post covid landscape, both these artists have managed to create an exciting array of music delivering numerous nuggets for us to sink our teeth into throughout 2022.
Boasting a diversity of sounds that is truly rare among up-and-coming artists, BOY SODA has made waves in the music world with his impressive repertoire. Kicking 2022 off with a bang, BOY SODA shared his debut EP ‘THE DISTANCE BETWEEN THINKING AND FEELING’ home to the acclaimed single ‘BIG’ which was featured on the global hit Netflix series Heartbreak High – but he didn’t stop there. Shifting gears to collaborate with Taka Perry on the high-energy single ‘LEMONADE’, which quickly made it onto rotation on triple j, BOY SODA took a career-changing writing trip to London, honing in on his newly found inspiration; the catalyst for his monumental debut mixtape was born, ‘YC-TAPES: VOL.1’. Breaking the mold of traditional releases, BOY SODA drip-fed the mixtape advent calendar style over the month of December, introducing us to soulful bass-driven jams and traditional pop-infused R&B cuts across its prolific tracklist, glued seamlessly together by his evocative lyrical excellence.
Described as being “at the forefront of Australia’s indie-R&B scene” – MILKY, Taj Ralph is flourishing into a highly unique and experimental songwriter and producer. His debut EP ‘Walls 2 Break’ was released in 2021 with strong support from community radio, triple j and more. This release offered up smooth and catchy tunes, ‘Something For Nothing’ and ‘Getting By’, alongside ‘In Divide’, a track featuring and co-written by BOY SODA. Taj rounded out the year with his release ‘Just Fine’, which secured full rotation via national youth network triple j, and quickly became a crowd favourite with its anthemic chorus. Taj garnered further radio exposure via his vocal contribution to young Sydney artist and unearthed finalist, edith with her debut single ‘Falling Away’. 2022 was rounded out with two more singles, ‘Potential’ and ‘Right Mind’ – featuring Yasmina Sadiki.
In anticipation of this co-headline tour, BOY SODA recalls “One of my earliest Sydney shows was with Taj and I’ve been a fan of him as an artist and a producer ever since. He has amazing taste, and it really shows in his music and live set so I’m so excited to be on the road with him!”
Excitedly, Taj Ralph says “BOY SODA is one of the few people I’ve worked with that has such strong diversity and unity in his music, blending RnB, soul, and hip hop influences so smoothly. That’s the shit I love about music and I’m so keen to join forces with him on stage!”
With Taj and BOY SODA’s talents, it’s not surprising that both artists have come together to bring an exciting live experience to the stage.
This tour represents a rare opportunity to see both in one night. Don’t miss out!
BOY SODA & TAJ RALPH
Friday 17th March – Yah Yah’s, Melbourne VIC TIX
Friday 24th March – La La La’s, Wollongong NSW TIX
25th March – Waywards, Sydney NSW TIX