Death Grips 2013 (AUS)


Sat 19 Jan, 2013 Oxford Art Factory, Sydney - 18+
Tue 22 Jan, 2013 Ding Dong Lounge, Melbourne - 18+

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Following a game changing year of turning the internet on its head and what is expected to be an explosive appearance at Big Day Out, The Frontier Touring Company has confirmed that the uncompromising force that is Death Grips will launch a full scale assault on audiences this January with their own headline shows in Melbourne and Sydney!

While vocalist Stefan Burnett and drummer Zach Hill may possibly be the most talked about act of 2012, the buzz isn’t just about controversial album covers or subverting the music industry, it’s also about their critically lauded work. Defying both genre and convention, the Sacramento duo will showcase the furiously innovative and frenzied tracks that have seized the attention of critics worldwide.

‘Live, they're just as uncompromising. Writhing his tattooed Terminator torso like a snake and throwing hydraulic punches into the air, the growling, barking MC Ride leads his backroom team Zach Hill and Andy Morrin through a tirade of disturbing danger-step that's just as much hardcore punk, glitchtronica and industrial doom-goth as it is hip-hop.’ – Mark Beaumont, The Guardian

"Like a searing art-rap road-rash, Death Grips masterfully combine bellowing slow-flow rhymes, screechy samples, and lunatic genius going buck fuckin’ wild.”- SPIN

The accolades don’t stop there, SPIN also named them 2012 ‘Artist Of The Year’ as well as unparalleled praise from Pitchfork, NME, Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and countless others. Their standout single ‘Guillotine’ from their highly sought after first mix tape ‘Exmilitary’ was named Time Out New York’s 1# single of 2011.

This was followed by their label debut ‘The Money Store’ which was given 4 stars by The Weekend Australian and 10/10 from Anthony Fantano of famed independent music blog The Needle Drop which has over 90, 000 subscriber and more than 21 million upload views.

Third offering ‘No Love Deep Web’ is THE most talked about release of 2012 and probably will be for years to come. So uncompromising was their vision that a no holds barred feud followed, resulting in expulsion from their label Epic Records.

In a time when 360 degree deals and product placement are as much fixtures as the music itself, this kind of insurgence may just be the shot in the arm the industry needs... and Death Grips rabidly growing fan base is inclined to agree.

Death Grips rare live shows are a visceral experience; a bloody, toothy kiss on the mouth that will bring you to your knees. Don’t miss the show that everyone else will be going to.



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