One of my favourite hip-hop discoveries of last year was undoubtedly The Underachievers, an aggressive two-piece who sound like the angsty lovechild of Odd Future and Flatbush Zombies.
The Brooklyn two-piece, Issa Dash and AK, will be coming to Australia this year for a series of headline shows in support of their recent album Evermore – The Art of Duality, released last September under Flying Lotus‘ label Brainfeeder.
As part of Beast Coast movement (Pro Era, Joey Bada$$ etc,) it’s high time we took real notice of artists like The Underachievers, who are going against the grain of mainstream rap, and delivering hard-hitting, powerful and lyrically brilliant hip-hop. They have also just announced a new mixtape, Lords of Flatbush 2, set to be released early this year – so you never know, we might be among the first audiences to catch their new material live.
Tickets go on sale at midday on Monday, February 1. Telstra Thanks are offering a 48 hour pre-sale for members, commencing on Thursday, January 28 at midday. More pre-sale details here and general tickets here.
The Underachievers Tour Dates
Thurs April 7: Kings Arms, Auckland
Fri April 8: Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane
Sat April 9: Howler, Melbourne
Sun April 10: Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Tues April 12: Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth