True Vibenation joins Poster Child agency

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

True Vibenation release new single ‘Tell Me’

True Vibenation have just released their infectious tune ‘Tell Me’ ahead of their European tour.

Blending elements of soul, afrobeat and Australian electronic music, all backed by True Vibenation’s signature horn section ‘Tell Me’ was inspired by the band’s recent relocation to Europe for summer. The song speaks of the chance dancefloor meetings that come with festival season and the uncertainties around what they mean and where the ride ends.

Backed by tight afro-flavoured production and warm synths from Vuli, the song was recorded in Berlin across different studios in between the madness of festival season with vocals that nod to soul greats such as Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye.

The group has had a busy 2018 with tours to Zimbabwe, Reunion Island and Australia while still managing to find time to get in the studio to work on their upcoming short film project, which was made in collaboration with film maker’s and afro dancers from Australia.


True Vibenation announce Europe Tour and Glastonbury Festival


Australian afro-electronic band True Vibenation will kick off their first ever European tour next month with one the biggest shows of their career. After making waves in the Australian music scene with their own brand of horn-focused hip hop, True Vibenation take their high energy live show to the Silver Hayes stage at the iconic Glastonbury Festival on 25 June, 2016.

True Vibenation will share the festival stage with bands such as Coldplay, Beck, Santigold and Earth, Wind and Fire. Following on from this momentous show, True Vibenation will hit the road in Europe, performing at festivals and venues in Germany, Portugal and Austria.

More dates TBA

True Vibenation Return Home For Their Africa/Australia Tour

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It’s a been a crazy ride since Sydney hip hop/producer trio True Vibenation put out their second album ‘ON’ 9 months ago.

They hit the touring circuit hard selling out their Sydney launch and playing to packed venues across Australia. Word quickly spread and it wasn’t long before they were on the plane to Africa for their first international tour, playing in front of thousands with main stage festival appearances alongside international legends such as Salif Keita, Les Nubians and Mi Casa and selling out their first international headline show in Maputo.

Now the trio returns home for the Africa/Australia tour to continue the party with their brand of electronic beats, live horns and deft lyrics for a show that leaves every ounce of energy on stage and the audience grinning from ear to ear.

Made up of twins VULI and Moody and childhood friend Klue, the trio hailing from Sydney’s inner-west, has developed a solid reputation for an electric live show and sound which is just as comfortable alongside a live band as it is in an electronic setting. They even have a self-made instrument that literally turns audience members into human drum machines!

With hundreds of shows under their belt, festival slots at Sydney Festival, Peats Ridge, Future Music, Secret Garden, Subsonic, Woodford and Changing Lanes as well as support slots with Jurassic 5, Chali 2na, Dead Prez, Foreign Beggars, DJ Kentaro, Horrorshow Thundamentals and many more, True Vibenation are ready to play for their fans and add some new ones.

True Vibenation announce African Tour

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Horn playing hip hop/ producer trio True Vibenation announce a tour of Africa with appearances at HIFA and Bushfire Festivals on the famed Firefest route.

After carving a path in the Australian music scene with a bold voice and universal message they prepare to take their infectious live show to the rest of the world.

The trip is significant not only as the band’s first international tour but marks a return to the birthplace of members Verbaleyes and Native Wit where they will kicking off the tour at HIFA Festival, Zimbabwe before continuing south for more shows in South Africa and Swaziland.

‘Normally with our shows we feel like we bring a bit of Africa to Australia but with this tour we’ll be bringing a bit of Australia to Africa.’ Says Verbaleyes.

With main stage slots alongside international legends such as Salif Keita and Les Nubians the Australian trio are set to burst on to the African scene with their brand of electronic beats, live horns and deft lyrics.

Since the release of their sophomore album ‘ON’ through Big Village nine months ago True Vibenation have been hitting the touring circuit hard with a live show that delights in sending the audience in to a wild frenzy.

With another Australia tour planned for their return and multiple new projects on the way True Vibenation are keeping their noses to the grindstone in 2015.


Africa Tour dates

29 April – HIFA Festival, Harare Zimbabwe – ZOL Main Stage

01 May – HIFA Festival, Harare Zimbabwe – Coca Cola Green stage

30th May – Bushfire Festival – Swaziland

More dates TBA

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