Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie


band members

Kirklandd


Influences

Jon Bellion, Moby, Kanye West, Childish Gambino, Bazzi


Unearthed artists we like

MANU CROOK$, Genesis Owusu, imbi the girl, COIN BANKS, Zellow


Bio

“kirklandd continues to set himself apart amidst the busy new wave of australian hip hop, offering depth, patience and lyrical talents largely unseen before” – pilerats

kirklandd considers himself an anomaly in hip hop. drawing from an increasingly wide range of genre influences, he seeks to create a progressive style in his music, combined with his distinct influence of 90s hip hop.

discovering true potential and overcoming barriers in mental health and anxiety are themes that flow steadily through kirklandd’s music, reflecting his early beginnings in writing fiction and spoken-word poetry. after returning from a solo exploration through india, kirklandd has returned with the concept for his first ever full-length ep.

joining forces with long-time friend and producer cam bluff (amy shark, allday) and fellow canberra engineer kay ansah (genesis owusu, citizen kay), kirklandd has set an ambitious tone for the project. recording a live gospel choir, learning an instrument, and pushing himself beyond the sonic boundaries of hip hop are some of his objectives, as he approaches completing the 8-track ep this year.

having just announced his role as australia’s first artist ambassador for Global Citizen, toured nationally with Oxfam, and reached a growing level of buzz in his hometown of canberra, kirklandd is beginning to fulfil his aspiration to re-define the sound of australian hip hop.

Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

04 Dec 2017

Triple J
40

Backing up DRH here, this is sounding super rich.

Backing up DRH here, this is sounding super rich.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

21 Nov 2017

Triple J
40

Could be the strongest release so far from Kirklandd. Got a widescreen production value on it, reminiscent of the most flossy Spit Syndicate and Illy tracks.

Could be the strongest release so far from Kirklandd. Got a widescreen production value on it, reminiscent of the most flossy Spit Syndicate and Illy tracks.

Review

Review by Max Quinn Max Quinn

10 Nov 2016

Triple J
40

Dan this is your best song. You've arrived on this one.

Dan this is your best song. You've arrived on this one.