Astral People and Handsome Tours are excited to announce Injury Reservefor their first ever Australia and New Zealand tour this June 2019
The rap trio from Phoenix have started the year off with a bang, dropping track ‘Jawbreaker‘ in January and now they’re back with new single ‘Jailbreak The Tesla feat. Amine‘ ahead of releasing their self-titled debut album later this year on Loma Vista Recordings.
Injury Reserve, who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist’s office (and titled it ‘Live from the Dentist Office’), have had an interesting journey from the USA suburbs to a coveted “A MINUS” from Robert Christgau, the “Dean of American rock critics,” in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special?
For Complex, it’s their boundary-pushing, “DIY weirdness.” For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them “one of the best new groups in hip-hop,” while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano’s interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published 8/10 reviews of ‘Live from the Dentist Office’ and last year’s ‘Floss’. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau’s words, “the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard.”
They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office where Corey’s grandfather practices to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as part of Loma Vista Recordings & are prepping their debut studio album, self-titled, Injury Reserve, for a May release date.
Fresh off the back of a huge SXSW show, Injury Reserve will be bringing their unique sound with their trademark energy to our antipodean shores.
Debut Australia & New Zealand Tour 2019
Thursday, 6 June – Blue Smoke, Christchurch Friday, 7 June – Meow, Wellington Saturday, 8 June – Neck Of The Woods, Auckland Tuesday, 11 June – Oxford Art Factory, Sydney Wednesday, 12 June – Howler, Melbourne Friday, 14 June – Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane Saturday, 15 June – Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth