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

The ‘Dressed To Chill Tour’


Sydney hip hop rising stars True Vibenation take to the road on the Dressed to Chill Tour to launch the first single from their upcoming second LP.

With each member playing horns as well as handling writing and production duties the trio goes beyond the traditional hip-hop format of two turntables and a microphone to transform into a blasting horn section and live beat making band. Coupled with their self-made instrument that literally turns audience members into drum machines their live show is something that has to be seen to be believed.

True Vibenation has had their nose to the grindstone all year and are showing no signs of slowing down. After recording their Standby Project early in 2013 the trio took to the road for what was their most successful tour yet, releasing the project by concreting USBs loaded with music into walls across the country

After completing the ambitious guerrilla art/music project True Vibenation were straight back at it and before the concrete had even dried on the USBs they returned to the studio to work on the follow-up to their first album ?The Sunshower Phenomenon?, released through Big Village Records in October 2011.

With an ever-growing fan base, tight live show and a penchant for hard work True Vibenation are a group with a bright future in Australia?s evolving hip hop landscape.

Friday 15 November – The Joynt, Brisbane

w/ School Fight

Saturday 16 November – The Wesley Anne, Melbourne

w/ L-Fresh The LION

Friday 22 November – Spectrum, Sydney

w/ Suburban Dark, Dutch, Mailer Daemon

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Thursday 28 November – Illawarra Brewery, Wollongong

Free Show

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