TAKEN FROM UPCOMING MIXTAPE GLYPH
OUT NOVEMBER 5 ON CHAPTER MUSIC
Photo credit: Nicole Goodes
Today, Naarm/Melbourne duo Teether & Kuya Neil release the first single ‘Addy‘, featuring Sydney MC Sevy, from an upcoming mixtape GLYPH due on November 5 via Chapter Music. They also share a great self-made video.
Here’s what Teether & Neil have to say about the track: “Addy came from conversations on our experiences as people born of migrants. To observe the parallels and differences can unveil unfortunate truths and necessary comforts. It felt right to invite Sevy to join us on this song, who in addition to being one of our favourite artists, shares ancestral roots to Teether.”
When rapper Teether & producer Kuya Neil began to collaborate in late 2020, two powerful forces in the Melbourne underground came together to create something rare and special.
At 25, Teether already has a deep dive catalogue of solo releases to his name, largely released via the X Amount collective of which he is a founding member. There are also collaborative projects like Too Birds and even atmospheric metal bands stretching back to the early 2010s.
Kuya Neil is just as prolific. His CV ranges from collaboration with local heroes Papaphilia and Various Asses, to membership of NZ “family rap ensemble”Fanau Spa, to his work with Melbourne Sound School.
Together, Teether & Kuya Neil make future-focused rap informed by modern club styles like footwork, gqom and bass music. Teether’s nonchalant but vivid words infuse Neil’s disorientating, hyper-modern production.
They’ve had support from Triple J, Unearthed, FBI Radio and Triple R, and press coverage in Brooklyn Vegan, Acclaim Mag, NME Australia, Troublejuice, Verve Zine and more.