RELEASE SECOND ALBUM ‘ANÓNIMO’
Sydney-based ghetto-dubsters Bootleg Rascal have just unveiled their long-awaited sophomore album ‘Anónimo’ – produced by long-time collaborator Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka, Kim Churchill, Angus and Julia Stone).
Taking cues from the likes of staple influences Gorillaz, Kid Cudi and Massive Attack, ‘Anònimo’ combines themes of hip hop, reggae, indie-rock, dub and electronica. Whilst melding an array of eclectic influences, the brooding new record simultaneously shines a light on the group’s ability to deliver on a cohesive sound.
Lead singles ‘With You’ and ‘Mercy’ were strongly supported by the likes of triple j, community radio, Spotify and worldwide tastemaker blogs – pushing the track up to #3 on the esteemed Hype Machine Now charts.
To celebrate the release of ‘Anónimo’, the band will once again hit the road on a seven date tour in October / November with performances in Sydney, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Byron Bay, Wollongong, Belgrave and Melbourne.
Since their mid-2013 inception, Bootleg Rascal have released a slew of singles, an EP and one album, all warmly received by critics and fans around the world. Multiple tracks have been added to high rotation on triple j and they’ve performed on the stations esteemed ‘Like a Version’ segment.
The band have continually traversed the globe playing multiple sold out headline shows in France, UK, Holland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia, and performed sold out shows in the USA. They’ve also regularly appeared on major Australian festivals including Falls Festival, The Big Pineapple Festival, Lost Paradise, Hills are Alive, Festival of the Sun and Party in the Paddock.
‘Anónimo’ is out now
SUPPORT FOR SINGLES ‘WITH YOU’ & ‘MERCY’
Added to triple j spot rotation (With You)
Added to Spotify playlists ‘Indie Arrivals’ and ‘Local Noise’ (With You)
#3 on Hype Machine Now Charts (Mercy)
“An impressive feat from Sydney’s fave dub-rock-reggae roustabouts”.
“Seamless and melodically pleasing”.
Indie Obsessive (USA)
“This is a track with so much to offer”.
Savage Thrills (AUS)
“A cross-genre slice of spaced-out soul and groove, with live instruments poking through a haze of lingering vocals and a cracking hook to boot.”
Life Without Andy (AUS)
“Take some glowing old school vibes from the 70s and blend them with a snappy modern sensibility… that’s what you get with Bootleg Rascal.”
Ear to The Ground Music (USA)
ANÓNIMO ALBUM TOUR
FRIDAY 19 OCT | LANSDOWNE HOTEL, SYDNEY NSW
THURSDAY 25 OCT | SOL BAR, SUNSHINE COAST QLD
SATURDAY 27 OCT | THE NORTHERN, BYRON BAY NSW
FRIDAY 2 NOV | UOW UNI BAR, WOLLONGONG NSW
SUNDAY 4 NOV | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC
MONDAY 5 NOV | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC
FRIDAY 9 NOV | WOOLLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE QLD
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