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Get ready for one of the most rewarding hip hop listens of 2009, HORRORSHOW’s ‘Inside Story’.
HORRORSHOW bring the energetic optimism and anxiousness of post-school pre-mortgage times to life, with vividly true poetics. The coming to terms with what will ultimately be lifelong memories: from overseas travel and the perspective it provides; to self-realisation and adulthood. The lyrical and musical sophistication defy their youthfulness – but they play it humble and earnest, stripping away any pretension.
Let’s not get too philosophical but ‘Inside Story’ is hip hop to its bones. However SOLO holds notes as comfortably as rhyme flows, and ADIT’s production is deep, with lush strings and evocative samples painting the picture. And yeah, they’re only 22!
Horrorshow’s extended crew SPIT SYNDICATE guest on one track while THE HERD’s JANE TYRRELL drops a sweet duet with Solo on another.
In a short 18 months they’ve built up a loyal and expanding fanbase – playing Sydney Big Day Out, Groovin the Moo festivals, national tours with HERMITUDE and MUPH & PLUTONIC as well as taking out Best Album for ‘The Grey Space’ in OZHIPHOP.COM’s 2008 awards. Their connection is immediate with younger people but the maturity of their outlook, performance and talent has earned them the respect of older heads.
This is the album that positions HORRORSHOW as the pick of a very talented new crop.