Sydney’s indie-dub revelers Bootleg Rascal have just unveiled news of a free pop-up show in Sydney tonight at The Record Crate, Glebe and new track ‘With You’ – another taste from their second studio album (due Oct 2017).
To celebrate the release of the new song, the trio has announced a last-minute intimate show to be held tonight in Sydney’s inner-west at The Record Crate, Glebe. Entry is free via RSVP on presenters Rare Finds’ website and subject to venue capacity.
Taking cues from the likes of The Roots and Gorillaz, eclectic new cut ‘With You’ combines themes of reggae, dub and hip-hop. Energetic front man Carlos Lara channels the vibes of Leon Bridgeswith his soul-infused and compelling vocal melodies, which are strongly complimented by the bands highly detailed and intriguing approach to composition and production.
Over the past twelve-months, the band has ripped through their first headline tour of Europe and UK, toured Australia multiple times selling out shows all around the country, re-invented themselves as a 2-piece acoustic duo supporting Sticky Fingers across the US and Canada, and had a line-up change. They’ve also just come off the back of Sureshaker’s Annual ‘Shake N Bake’ tour alongside; Boo Seeka, Gold Member and Lyall Moloney, where the band debuted new songs as well as their freshly streamlined, 3-piece flavour.
With a couple of months’ down time back at home, the group are currently working on their second album with longtime collaborator, Ian Pritchett. The upcoming record emphasises their melodic knack and explores a recent Rascal obsession for 80’s synth sounds and crunchy, old school drum machines. With splashes of Kid Cudi and Massive Attack, their new record is set to be an extension of everything we’ve come to love about the band, while delivering a new depth of maturity and some of their best song writing to date.
In the coming weeks, the band will reveal the accompanying music video for ‘With You’.
‘With You’ is available via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all good digital retailers Friday April 14
WITH YOU TOUR
All tickets available from venue websites
THU 13 APR | THE RECORD CRATE, GLEBE NSW **
THU 20 APR | BAHA TACOS, RYE VIC
FRI 21 APR | SOOKI LOUNGE, BELGRAVE VIC
SAT 22 APR | PELLY BAR, FRANKSTON VIC
THU 27 APR | MIAMI MARKETTA, GOLD COAST QLD
FRI 28 APR | HOTEL BRUNSWICK, BRUNSWICK HEADS NSW (ALL AGES)
SAT 29 APR | SOL BAR, MAROOCHYDORE QLD
SAT 27 MAY | BIG PINEAPPLE FESTIVAL, WOOMBYE QLD
FRI 2 JUN | JIVE, ADELAIDE SA
** Free entry via RSVP at Rare Finds website