Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Roots


band members

Carlos Lara Jimmy Young


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Down For Tomorrow


Website

www.bootlegrascal.com

Gig

Bootleg Rascal

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

25 Jan

The Northern

North Coast, 2481

Byron Bay

9:00pm

Gig

Bootleg Rascal

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

26 Jan

Solbar

Sunshine, 4558

Maroochydore

8:00pm

Gig

Bootleg Rascal

Strong impact coarse language and/or themes

30 Jan

Jive Bar

Adelaide, 5000

Adelaide

7:00pm

Bio

Currently in the midst of a 15-date metro and regional tour, Sydney-based party starters Bootleg Rascal have just unveiled East Coast tour dates and their new single ‘Lonely Times’ - produced by the band themselves and long-time collaborator Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka, Kim Churchill, Angus and Julia Stone), with additional production by Simon Dobson (Little May).

‘Lonely Times’ is a feel good summer party anthem that shines a light on the duo’s unique genre-fusion. Melding their sun-soaked reggae and dub roots with modern day hip-hop, the track captures an unrelenting energy filled with infectious hooks, deft instrumentation and clever vocal cadences.

The release is accompanied by the music video, shot at front man Carlos Lara’s house in Sydney by Sam Brumby (Julia Jacklin, The Rubens, Ali Barter).

Following on from their sold-out ‘Yin & Yang’ tour, the group have announced another East Coast capital city run for March and April. Coming along for the ride will be Brisbane stalwarts, Shag Rock, and Sydney-based punk-rock crowd favourites, SCABZ.

The duo will also make an appearance at ‘Day on the Lawn’ in Hobart, Tasmania on March 21, sharing stages with the likes of crowd favourites Boy & Bear and MEG MAC.

Furthermore, the group have revealed news that they’ll be donating 100% of profits from tickets sold at Miranda Hotel on January 17, to the NSW Rural Fire Service, in the wake of the current bushfire crisis.

Since their mid-2013 inception, Bootleg Rascal have released a slew of singles, an EP and two albums, all warmly received by critics and fans around the world. Multiple tracks have been added to Spotify and Apple Music playlists, high rotation on triple j and they’ve performed on the stations esteemed ‘Like a Version’ segment.

The band have continually traversed the globe playing multiple sold out headline shows in France, UK, Holland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia, and performed sold out shows in the USA. They’ve also regularly appeared on major Australian festivals including Falls Festival, The Big Pineapple Festival, Lost Paradise, Hills are Alive, Festival of the Sun and Party in the Paddock.

‘Lonely Times’ will be available worldwide via Bootleg Records on Friday January 17

Review

Review by David Woodhead David Woodhead

20 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

Really fun, cruisey track here. Would pair well with a ice cold bevvy on a beach.

Really fun, cruisey track here. Would pair well with a ice cold bevvy on a beach.

Review

Review by Nkechi Anele Nkechi Anele

16 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

All the elements of this tune are understated just enough for the electiveness to work as one — a summer tune with post-night out vibes.

All the elements of this tune are understated just enough for the electiveness to work as one — a summer tune with post-night out vibes.

Review

Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

15 Jan 2020

Triple J
40

what a mix of styles and sounds the bootleg boys have chucked in the mixing bowl on this one. all up though it's another ultimate cruiser.

what a mix of styles and sounds the bootleg boys have chucked in the mixing bowl on this one. all up though it's another ultimate cruiser.