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CARSON is an energetic psychedelic stoner rock ‘n roll trio from Lucerne, originally formed in New Zealand. The band has existed in its current line-up since 2012. They are known for their distinctive musical style and captivating, energetic live shows with a strong stage presence. 

The band has released two EPs and one full-length album so far and played various shows all over Europe (including European tour with the American band Karma to Burn, Up in Smoke Festival, Openair am Bielersee, Stonerhead Festival in Salzburg). If you are a fan of Queens of the Stone Age and Vista Chino – this is the sound for your ears!

Now the band have just released their new album, titled The Wilful Pursuit Of Ignorance, through Sixteentimes Music and this week they sat down with Dave Griffiths to chat about it.

You can take a listen to the full interview right here:

Attention all Techniciansss: Hip-Hop Powerhouse TECH N9NE returns to Australia and New Zealand this November after selling out shows on past tours you can be assured the demand for tickets will be higher than ever. TECH returns to our shores for the first time since 2018 armed with his latest album Asin9ne and a selection of his best-known tracks. The announcement comes with a stern warning for fans: TECH is hungrier than ever before.

TECH N9NE’s career is at an all-time high with the release of his latest album Asin9ne. Asin9ne features the track ‘Face Off’ which blew up with huge commercial success with an appearance by ‘Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson alongside King ISO and Joey Cool. ‘Face Off’ has clocked up over 111 million Spotify streams and 57 million YouTube views.

TECH N9NE’s live shows are not for the faint of heart. With the crowd hanging onto his every movement, TECH masterfully guides them through the evening of sonic chaos, feeding off the madness unleashing before his very eyes. His shows are a non-stop party from beginning to end. The atmosphere and energy at a TECH N9NE show is unlike anything else. No one puts on a show like TECH N9NE.

Special Guest is none other than Rising Rap Phenomenon, King Iso.

As the biggest selling Independent Hip-Hop artist of all time, TECH N9NE has had his music featured in film, television, and video games. Independent to the core, TECH N9NE is free to make music for himself and his fans and no one else. He appeases no masters other than the legions of Strange Music fans across the globe.

‘’Tech N9ne can control the crowd like only a true master can’’ – Music Feeds

The independent underground would not be what it is today without pioneers like Strange Music cofounder TECH N9NE. Tech’s unparalleled tour schedule and signature rapid-fire “chopper” style combined with the business acumen of Strange Music CEO Travis O’Guin have molded Strange Music into the number one independent hip-hop label in the world. In less than two decades, Tech himself has earned three gold records, sold over two million albums, and made multiple appearances on Forbes’s “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” list. Tech’s multi-faceted skillset has not gone unrecognized by artists of all genres, exemplified by collaborations with such diverse artists as The Doors, Slipknot’s Corey Taylor, Eminem, and Boyz II Men, to name just a few. Everyone from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to Elton John has been spotted bumping Tech N9ne records, a testament to constant reinvention and inarguable excellence that has become standard of Tech’s work. It’s by no coincidence that his latest label-wide collaborative project was named Dominion – Tech N9ne will not stop until he and Strange Music have completely dominated the world of hip-hop and beyon.

‘’one of the most unique and intriguing rappers in history’’ – The AU Review

“I’ve got a chip on my shoulder,” TECH N9NE says. “I’ve still got a lot to prove. That’s why I still rap so hard. I’m always trying to get better and better. I’m not softening it.” If you missed out last time, now is your chance to fix your mistake. If you were lucky enough to catch one of the shows, this is another opportunity to witness one of the greatest live shows in Hip-Hop. Bar none.

TECH N9NE + Special Guest King Iso November 2022 Australian Tour Dates

Friday November 18th BRISBANE, Eatons Hill Hotel

Saturday November 19th, SYDNEY, Metro Theatre

Sunday 20th November, ADELAIDE, The Gov

Wednesday 23rd November, MELBOURNE, The Croxton

Thursday 24th November, PERTH, Rosemount Hotel

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FROM: https://metropolistouring.com/tech-n9ne/

Voodoo Bloo have today released two new singles, ‘We’re Here, Love Is Somewhere Else’ and ‘Default’ – both from their upcoming sophomore album, THE BLESSED GHOST, being released on July 15. They can both be streamed/purchased HERE

Lead single ‘We’re Here, Love Is Somewhere Else’ is a dreamy uplifting rock track, speaking to how much spaceparanoia and social pressures take up in the mind’s hard drive; and a simple reminder that no matter how far in a rut you’re stuck, you’re only a few progressive footsteps away from getting better.

Part of this song actually comes from a previous track I wrote & recorded with Lucifer Gunne called ‘Coexistence’,” says Voodoo Bloo frontman Rory McDonald.

We only managed to record an acoustic version of it, and the riff fit so perfectly with ‘We’re Here, Love Is Somewhere Else’ that I just had to repurpose it for the song.

Alongside the single, the band have a “dreamy, trippy” video made by Rory and Voodoo Bloo’s manager, Tony McDonald. 

The trippy approach we have, I think it really helps people sink into the blissful hopelessness I’m trying to portray in the lyrics, it really shines through when I’m watching it at least,” says Rory.

‘Default’ is also released today and is the “b-side” for the ‘We’re Here, Love Is Somewhere Else’ release.”This is about a one-shot attempt to make good friends with the person I created, to make amends with who I’ve been and what I’ve done. In some ways it worked, but it also allowed me to fully look at some areas of the person I was becoming and set boundaries as to what lines I couldn’t cross anymore,” says Rory of ‘Default’.

It was one of the first songs written for the album and it was the first of many letters I wrote to myself about how much I’d fallen out of love with who I am, but that there was a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of self-improvement.

It’s not a song talking about hating one’s self, but more of the moment you come to your senses, the slap across the face that says to wake up and start taking your life seriously,” says Rory.

Both tracks were recorded at Massey University. The studio there was designed by the same people that revamped Abbey Road Studios in London.

With today’s singles offering a taste of what’s to come, THE BLESSED GHOST album is set to delve deeply into and explore the range of the band’s music repertoire, with each track showing a different side to the band.

These tracks mark a turning point for one of the biggest strengths of this album, most of the singles on our first album felt really samey to me, but this time around I don’t think anyone really knows what to expect of us, which is something I love dearly,” says Rory.

The boys from New Zealand are also partnering with Sydney legends RADICALS to form a two-prong AU/NZ tour across August, through September and up to the 1st October. The tour takes in Central Coast, 2 dates in Sydney & Wollongong on the Aussie side of the ditch and then heads over the pond to New Zealand to take in Wellington, Dunedin and Christchurch.

‘We’re Here, Love Is Somewhere Else’ and ‘Default’ join the previously released singles ‘Small’ and ‘Skin’; and all will feature on Voodoo Bloo’s second album THE BLESSED GHOST – set for release July 15!

This week on Subculture we were joined by Paul Martin from Devilskin to chat about the band’s upcoming Australian tour.

Take a listen to the full interview below: