Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop


Tags

canberra


band members

Daniel Kirkland (Vocals) Josh Bates (Drums)


Influences

Lupe Fiasco


Unearthed artists we like

MONDECREEN, Zellow


Website

kirklanddmusic.com/

Bio

After taking a year to refine his sound, Canberra rapper Kirklandd has returned with his new single, ‘Impulse’, taking out triple j Unearthed’s Groovin the Moo competition in his hometown and receiving a nod from his earliest musical inspiration, Lupe Fiasco.

‘Impulse’ affirms Kirklandd’s distinct 90s-inspired flow and ear for contemporary production. A former cello player, Kirklandd possesses a love for live instrumentation that shines through in his music, creating a unique sound with producer Cam Bluff and engineer Kay Ansah.

Following his 6-date headline tour for ‘Impulse’ and performances with Boo Seeka, Arno Faraji, Seth Sentry and Dylan Joel, Kirklandd has quickly garnered a reputation for his intricate, energetic live-drum set.

While leading up to his next release, Kirklandd continues his role as the Australian artist ambassador for Global Citizen, alongside fellow ambassadors Jay Z, Coldplay and Rihanna. Through their partnership, he hopes to spark conversation around issues of mental health and anxiety, themes that will be explored in his upcoming anthemic follow-up single to ‘Impulse’.

Unearthed in 2019

Groovin The Moo

24 Feb 2019

Winner

Kirklandd

Kirklandd

Winners announced!

These legends will be opening up GTM as our Unearthed comp winners
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Review

Review by Celline Narinli Celline Narinli

14 Mar 2019

Triple J
40

cue 4 fire emojis

cue 4 fire emojis

Review

Review by Claire Mooney Claire Mooney

26 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

Bit of a golden team up on this one! Paces through with an emotional dip.

Bit of a golden team up on this one! Paces through with an emotional dip.

Review

Review by Dave Ruby Howe Dave Ruby Howe

25 Feb 2019

Triple J
40

A heater from Kirklandd. He's stacked the deck in his favour by working with Zellow, Cam Bluff and Citizen Kay.

A heater from Kirklandd. He's stacked the deck in his favour by working with Zellow, Cam Bluff and Citizen Kay.