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30/70 Announce ‘Elevate’ Album Launch

Niche, Wondercore Island and Rhythm Section International present 30/70 ‘Elevate’ Album Launch at The Night Cat in Melbourne on Monday November 6 (Melbourne Cup Eve).

Melbourne has a lot to answer for. For anyone admiring the city’s music scene from afar it would seem fair to wonder if there might be something in the water. 30/70 are the latest collective to emerge from this buzzing scene. Loving referred to as a community rather than a band, 30/70 is, at its core, a quintet made up of Allysha Joy, Ziggy, Henry, Thhomas and Jarrod that swell up to an 11-piece ensemble when the music calls for it.

The sound of of 30/70 is a cosmic mélange of Boom-Bap dynamics, Neo-Soul harmonies and Jazz-Funk licks, all steeped in deep spiritual tradition reaching from Alice Coltrane to Kamasi Washington. Despite their influences coming from across the pacific, the 30/70 sound is unmistakeably Melbourne.

The band came of age in the wake of Melbourne’s Soul scene hitting global success, a local phenomenon which shone a light on the Northside community and paved the way for a new generation of bands to take this sound and make it their own.

Melbourne’s relative isolation could in fact be a blessing in disguise. IT’s resulted in a pressure cooker of talent; a tight-knit, well practised network of musicians who’ve put in the hours, paid their dues and are ready to explode into the wider global consciousness. 30/70 are leading the pack with their latest offering.

Working closely with Paul Bender of Hiatus Kaiyote and Jamil Zacharia to produce the forthcoming record entitled ‘Elevate’, out October 27th on Rhythm Section International.

The resulting recording is a sublime statement; at once a cry for help and a call to arms, it balances delicate poetry and potent aggression with ease – all of this done with a beguiling Pop sensibility. This collection of songs, their second studio effort following their debut LP, ‘Cold Radish Coma’, is set to elevate them to the international stage.

30/70 are ready to take their message from Northcote to the world.