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Melbourne outfit 30/70 released their full length record Elevate via Rhythm Section Intl late last year.

For what proved to be the UK label’s biggest release of 2017, the collective are now hitting the major cities around Australia to share their latest offering on the Elevate National Tour.

Lovingly 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 & Jarrod that swells up to an 11 piece ensemble as and when the music calls for it.

The sound of 30/70 is a cosmic mélange of boom-bap dynamics, neo-soul harmonies and jazz-funk licks, all steeped in a deep spiritual tradition reaching from Alice Coltrane to Kamasi Washington. Despite their influences coming from across the pacific, the 30/70 sound is unmistakably 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 practiced 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.

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.

“A bewildering array of fluttering melodies and counter-counter-harmonies will keep this hovering in your ears for weeks after – you’ve been warned.” – Stamp The Wax

“Their unique style is wild and bombastic combining Lo-Fi Boom Bap Hip-Hop with sensual, streetwise modern Soul.” – Flavour Mag

 “ … Best described as polyrhythmic time structures, astrological explorations of 1970s funk and generally good vibes polished with strange electronic flourishes” – BKLYNmusic

 

THE CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE – THURSDAY 19 APRIL 

THE CHIPPO HOTEL, SYDNEY – FRIDAY 20 APRIL 

THE FOUNDRY, BRISBANE – FRIDAY 28 APRIL 

JACK RABBIT SLIMS, PERTH – FRIDAY 18 MAY

ROCKET BAR, ADELAIDE – SATURDAY 19 MAY

 

NICHE PRODUCTIONS | 30:70 ELEVATE NATIONAL TOUR

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