Poster Child is thrilled to announce that Australian afrobeat and hip hop group True Vibenation have joined their roster of artists, joining names like FISHER, Ebony Boadu, LO’99, Kilter, Kinder and more.
True Vibenation combine an irresistible blend of soul and afrobeat backed by big bass, big beats and live horns. Made up of multi-instrumentalists Vuli, Moody and Klue, the trio has developed a reputation for an electric live show, which includes all three artists producing beats and playing horns live on stage, taking them to some of the world’s finest festivals including Glastonbury Festival (UK), HIFA (Zimbabwe), Bushfire Festival (Swaziland), Azgo Festival (Mozambique) and Sydney Festival, as well as being handpicked to support acts such as Ozomatli and Thievery Corporation on their Australian tours.
Drawing from their African heritage and raised in the cultural migrant melting pot of Western Sydney, their sound takes influence in equal parts from Fela Kuti, Hugh Masekela and The Daptone Horns as it does from Outkast, Fat Freddy’s Drop and Rudimental.
On the signing, James Deighton, Head of Poster Child, said: “I’m beyond excited for True Vibenation to be joining the roster here at Poster Child. What the guys have achieved over the past year not only throughout Australia but across the world is nothing short of extraordinary and I couldn’t be happier to be expanding the reach of their infectious and energetic live shows and empowering message.”
True Vibenation added, “Poster Child is an amazing agency and we’ve seen them build great things with their roster of talented artists.
“They hold a really interesting place in the market in the middle ground between live and electronic music, which is a great fit for what we do, and we’re really excited for the partnership.”
True Vibenation’s latest single ‘Squat’, a collaboration with Haiku Hands, was added to rotation on triple j and as well as gaining support from tastemaker blogs such as NME, Pilerats and Purple Sneakers. While their previous release ‘The World Is Ours’ peaked at #1 on Spotify’s Viral Chart in the UK and #4 on the Global Viral Chart, was added to triple j and was supported by international blogs Afropunk, Indie Shuffle and Acid Stag.
2019 is shaping up to be an even bigger year with the release of new music, and short film, as well as return tours to Europe and Australia in the works.
“What African-Australian sounds like.” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Their recipe for success is unlike any other, soul-infused hip hop tunes with a little bit of Latin funk and a solid dose of skilful delivery; a concoction unlike any other.” – The Music
“They’re always reliable, but this is the best thing they’ve ever done I reckon. 4 ½ stars.”
Richard Kingsmill – triple j
“Effortless in every sense. As always with the TV boys, there’s a unique blend of sounds that guarantee to make you feel good.” – Declan Byrne, triple j