Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Rock


Sounds like

a dub can rattling around a post 70s disco.


band members

Carlos 'Q-Dome' Lara - Vocals/Guitar Jimmy Young - Lead Guitar SGrillex - Bass guitar/synth Shady Jack- the Jellyfish- Gray - Drums


Influences

Gorillaz, The Police, J Dilla


Website

www.bootlegrascal.com

Featured Gig

25

Nov

Bootleg Rascal

The Northern

North Coast, NSW

7:00pm

Gig

Bootleg Rascal

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

26 Nov

Woolly Mammoth

Brisbane, 4006

Brisbane, QLD

7:00pm

Featured Gig

2

Dec

Bootleg Rascal

Corner Hotel

Melbourne, VIC

7:00pm

Bio

Oozing mutant hip-hop and infectious melodies. Ghetto-Dubsters.

The burrito-slingin’ dub monsters, have released their first full-length album,‘Asleep In The Machine’. The album hones in on their mutant dublactic hip-hop sounds and hooky song-crafting. Working with artist/producer, LyMo in the studio The Rascals have put together something tasty.

Their third latest single is the title track off the album, 'Asleep In The Machine', which was added to Triple J’s rotation list the week of its release.

Staying true to the Rascal flavour, the album features some taco-licking tones that shoot from the hip and bounce off into a galaxy of space gorillaz. It’s an album that will dip you into a Cancun boat party, then shake you into the Sunday morning recovery.

Carlos’ prego sauce-dipped vocals are the salsa in the taco layer. Sitting above Jimmy’s unique intergalactic guitar riffs, Sgrillex’s dubtastic basslines and synths and Jack’s trip-hop beats and kicks.

Last year, they toured with their brothers in arms, Sticky Fingers, in Europe. Playing to Sellout crowds in France, UK, Holland and Germany. Then wrapped up 2015 with a bang at Festival of the Sun (Port Macquarie), Lost Paradise (Peats Ridge) and The Falls Festival (Byron Bay).

Bootleg Rascal will be touring their hot new album around the country:
THU 18 FEB - Bearded Lady - Brisbane QLD
FRI 19 FEB - Bearded Lady - Brisbane QLD
SUN 21 FEB - Broadbeach Tavern - Gold Coast QLD
THU 03 MAR - Baha Tacos - Rye VIC
FRI 04 MAR - Karova Lounge - Ballarat VIC http://karovalounge.oztix.com.au/?eventId=59249
SAT 05 MAR - Northcote Social Club - Melbourne VIC https://northcotesc.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/4974-bootleg-rascal?_ga=1.26...
FRI 11 MAR - Transit Bar - Canberra ACT
FRI 18 MAR - Manning Bar - Sydney NSW https://manningbar.oztix.com.au/Default.aspx?Event=59253
SAT 19 MAR - The Northern - Byron Bay, NSW

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www.twitter.com/bootlegrascal
www.bootlegrascal.com
Insta: @bootlegrascal

Listen to the album on Spotify:
https://play.spotify.com/album/10B5rMSxVOgrKxxdHeQ7bL?play=true&utm_sour...

and a coupla iTunes links:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/asleep-in-the-machine/id1068287974 – ‘Straya
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/asleep-in-the-machine/id1068287974 – UK
https://itunes.apple.com/nl/album/asleep-in-the-machine/id1068287974– Netherlands

www.facebook.com/sureshakermusic

Review

Review by Bridget Hustwaite Bridget Hustwaite

13 Jun 2016

Triple J
40

Well, what a pleasant surprise it was logging on and seeing this newie on your page! Again, fantastic groove throughout, you guys are just so EASY to listen to!

Well, what a pleasant surprise it was logging on and seeing this newie on your page! Again, fantastic groove throughout, you guys are just so EASY to listen to!

Review

Review by Dom Alessio Dom Alessio

12 Nov 2015

Triple J
45

This song's an explosion of sunshine. This is the best thing I've heard from Bootleg Rascal since 'Oh I Know'. So much groove.

This song's an explosion of sunshine. This is the best thing I've heard from Bootleg Rascal since 'Oh I Know'. So much groove.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

10 Nov 2015

Triple J
40

Strong new one from the Bootleg blokes, gonna have to surrender to the chorus.

Strong new one from the Bootleg blokes, gonna have to surrender to the chorus.