FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
“So Where Ya From, Originally?” DIASPERADO Out 25.11.18
KAJU Creative announces Larry T Hill's new record DIASPERADO. The 6-track EP is
releasing on November 25 with a 7 city tour of India, focusing on Secret Gigs in
collaboration with the UK-based SOFAR Sounds.
Larry T Hill’s second extended play Diasperado chronicles his incredible journey of
taking the common Australian racist epithet 'Why don’t you just go back to where you
came from?' completely literally. Diasperado’s tunes reflect upon Larry’s 6 month
voluntary hitchhiking migration from his Australian homeland to Sri Lanka and his
cultural roots. Larry is the only person known to ‘reverse migrate’ from Australia to
Sri Lanka on a boat in this century! He wrote these tunes during his six month voyage
to his ancestral island, developing live looping recording techniques for this record and
completing recording sessions in Sydney, Colombo and Bangalore.
His South Asian tour is taking place in Nepal, India, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Larry’s music is vivid, satirical, funny and serious all at once. It blurs the lines between hip hop, spoken word and comedy along with tight beats, sharp lyrics and deep bass lines. All of the tracks are made entirely with his voice, using looping and effects in the production. The interludes take you along the Journey from touring Australia, through his motherland voyage, to learning his mother tongue for the first time.
The striking artwork is a rich collaboration with “The Big Eyed Collagist” aka Sarah Kaushik a collage artist based in Delhi, India. Here we see Larry on a boat under the luminous night sky, amongst sea creatures and the big deep blue.
LARRY T HILL BIO
Larry has been striking strangers with his brand of hilarious hip hop since 2012 - when he abandoned the drum kit and began uploading music onto Soundcloud using an alias. Then, armed with only his voice and a looping pedal, he ventured onto a festival stage in the Australian desert where he crafted cheeky musical tales. After supporting monster acts like Mark Ronson, Hiatus Kaiyote and Tom Thum, and touring South East Asia, South Asia and Australia, he is finally ready to unleash his new record: Diasperado for the world’s ears. Hundreds of crowdfunders have supported Larry’s musical journey with campaigns totalling over $5000 and he is thrilled to bring this EP to his supporters and audiences.
PRESS ON LARRY
“Some of my most cherished sounds discovered to date” - National Film & Sound Archive “You need to understand this came from one man” - ABC Radio, AU
“a perfect blend of theater, music and stand-up comedy” - Halla, Nepal
- 10 Best Tracks Playlist - Rolling Stone, India
1. FAQ 2. Coco Yogo 3. Rum and Smokes
4. Incinerate 5. Sick As a Dog 6. Dolphins