With 10 years up their sleeves, 3 sold out shows in Katoomba, 2 songs in the Hottest 100 this year and 21 grams on their album, hip hop kids Thundamentals have been adding up their decade of success.
Originating from the Blue Mountains, one of Australia's most beloved Hip-Hop acts, Thundamentals, are celebrating their tenth anniversary
with their epic national tour - 'Decade Of The Thundakat'. Announced on Triple J's Breakfast Show after a special Like A Version performance of Frank Ocean's "Ivy".
“We are simultaneously sh** scared and stoked at the sheer amount of shows that have been added to this got dam behemoth of a tour!”
‘Decade of the Thundakat,’ brings the legendary trio back to the community that has always supported them, with shows at O'Donoghues in Emu Plains as well as a whopping three nights at The Roxy Room at the Hotel Gearin. Including a sold out performance
at The Roxy Room this Saturday 12th May, '18.
MC Jeswon (Jesse Ferris), reflected in a recent interview with The Haze (check out issue 13!), "There's just so much
nostalgia surrounding these shows... They're going to be special shows, those ones, no doubt."
Jeswon adds, "I feel like we carry our community with us, you know, wherever we go. Becuase we have come from a small community. It's
kind of like, it feels like our success is everyone's success? You know what I mean".
Ten years deep into their career, Thundamentals' reputation is undeniable. From their debut self-titled EP in 2008 through to their acclaimed,
ARIA and J Award nominated fourth album ‘Everyone We Know’ in 2017, a landmark ‘Triple J Like A Version’ of Matt Corby's 'Brother' in 2012, relentless touring across Australia and Europe including support for A Tribe Called Quest,
Macklemore and Big Boi, not to mention performing at almost every major music festival in the country along the way.
The band has innovated musically, inspired lyrically and become one of Australia's most exciting and powerful live acts.
Tuka explains "It's 10 years of releasing records and touring, sure, but it's so much more than that. It's family, it's a platform to contribute to our community, it's connection to the broader community at large, it's a wealth of life-changing experiences."
More than Music!
Alongside their accolades and commercial success, it's Thundamentals’ ongoing efforts to spread love and inspire a positive change
in their community that has endeared them to their legions of fans, quietly raising tens of thousands of dollars through their 'Got Love Initiative' on behalf of the Asylum Seekers Centre in Newtown and The National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.
"Despite us being around for a decade, I feel like we have a lot of great music and creative energy left in us which I look forward to sharing with our listeners in the years to come. Thank you so much to anybody who has ever taken an interest in our music. We wouldn't be here without your continued support" – says Jeswon.
For those lucky enough to have scored tix to Thundamentals’ ‘Decade of the Thundakat’ live at the Gearin Hotel this
Saturday May 12th ‘18, get ready for an outright, all-night blast! For those unlucky fans, who missed
the boat, I'd suggest a playlist and a walk down memory lane to soothe the soul.
Decade Of The Thundakat will see Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs take their revered live
show across twenty-four regional dates nationwide in early 2018.
For tour dets head to: Thundamentals Site |