Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop


Tags

canberra


band members

Daniel Kirkland


Influences

Lupe Fiasco


Unearthed artists we like

Genesis Owusu, Sampa The Great, Baro


Website

kirklanddmusic.com/

Bio

Kirklandd has curated his own sound in hip hop. Combining an old school, melodic vocal style with a broad range of influences has seen Kirklandd break down genre barriers with producer Cam Bluff (Allday, Amy Shark, Illy). 2019 saw the Canberra native affirm his entry into the Australian music scene with the release of his two singles, ‘Impulse’ and ‘Knowbody’.

Inspired by artists like Zhu and Teischa, ‘Impulse’ offered a unique blend of electronic, soul and Kirklandd’s old school flow. ‘Impulse’ saw Kirklandd selected as triple j Unearthed’s Feature Artist and was chosen by Unearthed to play his first festival at Canberra’s Groovin the Moo, performing with the likes of Duckwrth, Billie Eilish and Rejjie Snow. ‘Impulse’ then landed on Apple Music’s Best of the Week, MTV’s Call and Response, Bandcamp’s New & Noteworthy, and was picked up The Hit Network, quickly trending on Shazam. ‘Impulse’ successfully positioned Kirklandd in front of a broader genre audience, evolving from his underground roots.

Straight after completing the ‘Impulse’ national tour, Kirklandd released ‘Knowbody’, a surprising new direction in the form of an upbeat trap anthem exploring the journey of self-care. Following support from triple j Unearthed and community radio stations including FBi Radio, 4zzz and SYN FM, Kirklandd was quick to bring the track to fans interstate, embarking on the ‘Knowbody’ national tour. The tour included an explosive appearance at Spilt Milk, alongside artists including Juice Wrld, Tones and I and Arno Faraji.

Following the festival, Kirklandd was nominated in the National Live Music Awards as Best Live Act, Canberra, and concluded the ‘Knowbody’ tour with his third festival appearance at New Year’s Eve on the Hill, alongside E^st, Dylan Joel and Thandi Phoenix.

Beginning the new year with an array of new music under his belt, Kirklandd is fast releasing the release of his anticipated debut EP, due for release later this year.

Unearthed in 2019

Groovin The Moo

24 Feb 2019

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Review

Review by Gemma Pike Gemma Pike

19 Nov 2019

Triple J
40

Is this the best you've served up yet? YEAH I RECKON.

Is this the best you've served up yet? YEAH I RECKON.

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Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

30 Sep 2019

Triple J
40

I've loved watching Kirklandd leveling over the past year or two. He's on one with this newie.

I've loved watching Kirklandd leveling over the past year or two. He's on one with this newie.

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Review by Declan Byrne Declan Byrne

25 Sep 2019

Triple J
35

this traverses across so many influences and sounds and brings a hi-octane fun attitude throughout it all.

this traverses across so many influences and sounds and brings a hi-octane fun attitude throughout it all.