“…Kwame is practically overflowing with hooks, able to comfortably navigate cluttered, busy instrumentals with acrobatic flows and insightful lyricism.” – Purple Sneakers
“Kwame has long been on our radar of international MC’s to watch.” – Highsnobiety
“…he looks like he’s been rapping since birth.” – Cool Accidents
‘CLOUDS.’ | SINGLE
We’re barely three months into 2019, and Kwame has sold out his biggest headline tour yet ahead of three debut USA shows at SXSW. ‘Allocation exhausted’ is becoming a familiar sight on Kwame ticketing pages with all nine performances on his ‘CLOUDS.’ single tour reaching capacity. The final two shows take place in Newcastle this weekend.
Recently announced on additional SXSW showcases, the triple j Unearthed Artist of the Year is well on track to ‘WOW’ the USA later this month before heading back home for a national run with pals Peking Duk. At SXSW, Kwame will headline the Sounds Australia BIGSOUND Brunch and appear at the Future Classic showcase before hitting up his official showcase at The Main II.
Punchy party-starter ‘CLOUDS.’ has risen to new heights following its premiere on Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio with Zane Lowe in November. Recently surpassing 2 million streams it’s been the catalyst for positive pandemonium among crowds at Kwame’s sold out shows this past month.
The sold out CLOUDS. tour follows a huge year for the Western Sydney producer, writer and rapper – his singles ‘WOW’ and ‘NO TIME’from his Endless Conversations. EP have now clocked over 5 million streams between them, both receiving triple j rotation. Kwame alsotook outthe coveted triple j Unearthed Artist Of The Year, triple j’s Splendour in the Grass competition, jumped on stage at triple j’s One Night Standand played three knock-out showcases at BIGSOUND. He backed this up with a host of summer festivals including The Grass is Greener, SPILT MILK, Festival of the Sun, Party in the Paddock, The Hills are Alive, Mountain Sounds and Groovin the Moo. Kwame also boasts a huge CV of supports for heavyweightsSkepta, Migos, 6LACK and AJ Tracey.
As Kwame says in ‘CLOUDS.’, he “can never stop” and he’s staying true to his word. Back on Australian soil, Kwame is set to play The Hills Are Alive! festival at the end of March and supporting Peking Duk on their huge 15-date national tour into April and May. There’s no stopping this ‘diamond in the rough’. He’s clearly cutting through and cutting shapes while he does it.
UPCOMING LIVE DATES
THUR 7 MAR | Cambridge Warehouse | NEWCASTLE (SOLD OUT) ^
FRI 8 MAR | Cambridge Warehouse | NEWCASTLE (SOLD OUT) ^
WED 13 MAR | SXSW Future Classic @ Pour Choices | AUSTIN, (USA)
FRI 15 MAR, 6pm | SXSW Sounds Australia BIGSOUND Brunch @ Australia House | AUSTIN, (USA)
SAT 16 MAR, 12:55am | SXSW The Main II | AUSTIN, (USA)
THU MAR 28 | The Northern | BYRON BAY ** (SOLD OUT)
MAR 29 – MAR 31 | The Hills Are Alive Festival | REGIONAL VIC SAT 30 MAR | Brisbane Showgrounds | BRISBANE **
FRI 5 APR | UOW Unibar | WOLLONGONG ** (SOLD OUT)
SAT 6 APR | Hordern Pavillion | SYDNEY **
SUN 7 APR | Coffs harbour Amphitheatre | COFFS HARBOUR **
SAT 13 APR | NEX | NEWCASTLE **
THU 18 APR | Gilligan’s | CAIRNS **
SAT 20 APR | The Ville | TOWNSVILLE **
SUN 21 APR | Magnums | AIRLIE BEACH ** (SOLD OUT)
FRI 26 APR | The Saloon Bar | LAUNCESTON ** (SOLD OUT)
SAT 27 APR | The Goods Shed | HOBART ** (SOLD OUT)
FRI 03 MAY | Thebarton Theatre | ADELAIDE **
SAT 04 MAY | Red Hill Auditorium | RED HILL **
FRI 10 MAY | Melbourne Arena | MELBOURNE **
SAT 11 MAY | Secret Hometown Venue | CANBERRA **