The Christmas Gift we've all been waiting for - a new EP from The Godfathers of Australian Dance Music.
Plus bonus loose video clip.
Header Photo: Matsu
Living up to the spiritual connotations of their name, The Meeting Tree (Sydneysiders Joyride and Raph Lauren) have been a source of constant enlightenment throughout 2015. Back in May, Australia’s rap ratbags (who were familiar faces from such endeavours as One Day Sundays, and Jackie Onassis) gave their debut EP r u a cop some real wings with a series of promos that took the mickey out of both club culture in Australia in 2015 and rap culture in general. And showcased Raph and Joyride’s excellent creativity and humour. Whether it was darkly funny press shots, taking the mickey out of club/drug culture (R U a Cop?), donning sweat towels and playing rave throwbacks at their gigs, spending the entirety of July 1st celebrating 'The Financial Year of the Long Lunch', sassing Chet Faker on the red carpet at the ARIAs, or showing Australia once and for all what 'real DJing is' - everything The Meeting Tree have turned their hand to this year has been on-point. Their songs haven’t sucked either (see: ARIA nomination). So, winning all round.
If you still haven’t sorted your Christmas present for your Mum yet, you happen to be in luck - the boys have just released their second EP Life Is Long: Slow Down!. The six-track EP teams Raph Lauren's leisurely production and beats with Joyride's always insightful lyrical reflections, this time tinged with a self-help bent: "Life is long. Don’t feel bad about mainly just looking at your phone." The song titles poke fun at everything from the Royal Fam (My Prince, Prince George) to Aussie music hero Courtney Barnett (Sometimes I Wear All White And Think, And Sometimes I Just Wear All White).
You might have already caught the first single a few weeks back I Pay My Tax (I Hate Myself), featuring Seamus from Sticky Fingers. The single came accompanied with another epic video - in this one, the Meeting Tree Boys are advertising a relaxing sounding wellness retreat. We hope the Godfathers of Australian Dance Music (ADM) take their own advice and give themselves a chance to unwind - they definitely deserve it after all the work they’ve put into making the world of ADM a damn fun place to be this year.
Watch the I Pay My Tax (I Hate Myself) video below. Hear / cop the new EP here.
Sat, Dec 12th: The Zoo, Brisbane (w/Spit Syndicate and Jackie Onassis)
Wed, Dec 30th: Falls Festival, Lorne