TAKEN FROM UPCOMING MIXTAPE GLYPH OUT NOVEMBER 5 ON CHAPTER MUSIC
Photo Credit: Panashe Mugayapi
Naarm/Melbourne future rap duo Teether& Kuya Neil release new single ‘Lung‘ from their upcoming mixtape GLYPH due November 5 on Chapter Music. They also share a smart, funny new video.
Here’s what the duo have to say about the track: “‘Lung’ is a long exhale. It’s letting your phone ring out to prioritise a moment of personal wellbeing. This is a pop song for avoidant types.“
The hazy r’n’b of ‘Lung’ follows club-driven first single ‘Addy‘, featuring Sydney MC Sevy, which was added to Unearthed rotation, made it to #4 in The Music Network’s Community radio charts, and played by Briggs on his Apple Music show The New Australia. The track was also covered by Acclaim Mag, NME and elsewhere.
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, collaborative projects and even atmospheric metal bands to his name, many released via the X Amount collective of which he is a founding member.
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.
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, Double J, Unearthed, FBi Radio and Triple R, and press coverage in Brooklyn Vegan, Acclaim Mag, NME Australia, Troublejuice, Verve Zine and elsewhere.