Saturday, February 19, 2011
New Low Budget single 'A Hard Act To Follow' - Out This Thursday (24/2) / Win a Free Copy!
Our new single is called 'A Hard Act To Follow' and it will be a free download from everywhere this Thursday. We also manufactured a very limited amount of promo CD copies, and have 10 to give away. For your chance to win a copy of this future collectible, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org - winners will also receive a copy of the equally rare 'Freak Mystique' CD single. Winners will be contacted next Sunday (27/2/10.) Check out the press release after the jump for more info on this hotly anticipated release!
LOW BUDGET - A HARD ACT TO FOLLOW (Gentleman’s Relief Records, 2011)
After a stellar 2009 in which ribald hip hop duo Low Budget released their sophomore longplayer Laserdisc to critical acclaim, slid their single ‘Tailor Made’ into the AIR charts and won Triple J’s Unearthed competition to electrify Splendour in the Grass (not to mention notching up high-pro le supporting slots for the likes of Nas and Redman & Method Man), the Melbourne pair is back in the laboratory putting the finishing touches on their latest piece of weird science - the forthcoming Poolside EP.
‘A Hard Act to Follow’, the lead single from the EP, finds MC Gentleman Gene’s lothario fl ow skating with finesse over DJ/producer Debonair P’s fi nger-popping wild west funk. The result is a perfect illustration of the energetic back-to-basics approach that has both enticed a steady stream of fans and made the group a long-standing favourite on the live circuit. With ‘A Hard Act to Follow’, Low Budget delivers an enticing taste of what promises to be one of 2011’s most entertaining releases.
Hard Act To Follow - 24 February 2011 (free download)
Poolside EP - May 2011 (free download / limited vinyl)
Praise for Low Budget:
“Laserdisc is my favourite Aussie hip-hop record of the year. I love the mix of genres, the production and the rhymes. Top quality stu ff.” - Dom Alessio, Triple J
“With A-plus rhymes and sharp-as-a-knife turntablism, Laserdisc seriously ups the ante within the genre all the while making it look e ffortless” - The Onion
“[Laserdisc is] an extremely refreshing album. Essential” - 3D World
"A 70s inspired blend of funk and hip hop that follows in the timeless flavour of a DJ Premier or Pete Rock release." - Inpress
"A stunning musical time capsule that draws inspiration from the soul and funk of the 1980s, without simply aping it, all the while somehow making it utterly relevant in a way that recent… groups have struggled to manage over the course of an LP.” - RapReviews.com