Well known for his work with Sydney-based 8 piece, The Herd, Urthboy’s first solo album Distant Sense of Random Menace was released in 2004, but it was 2007’s The Signal that kicked things up a notch. The first single ‘We Get Around’ cracked the top 25 in triple j’s Hottest 100 while ‘The Signal’ was hailed as “a classic” by Rolling Stone. It received two AIR Award nominations; a j Award nomination, and was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize (AMP).

In 2009 Urthboy released his third solo album, Spitshine to great acclaim and two hugely successful tours (2009 and 2010) playing to 20,000+ people. Urthboy was again shortlisted for the AMP, won Best Hip Hop Album at the AIR Awards and received an ARIA nomination. He embarked on an International tour playing some of the biggest hip hop festivals in the world.

Urthboy reunited with his previous collaborators Hermitude and Pip Norman in 2012 to begin work on Smokey’s Haunt, his fourth album, signing a global publishing deal with Alberts Music, the first hip hop artist to join their ranks. Reviews were unanimous in their praise, with The Australian giving it a perfect score, saying “absolutely captivating, play on repeat”.

Smokey’s Haunt was also nominated for a j award for Australian Album of The Year and Rolling Stone Awards for Best Independent Release and Album of the Year. In early 2013 it was nominated for the AMP, Urthboy’s third consecutive nomination—one of the select few artists to consistently get shortlisted.
He has developed concept shows such as ‘Make Me A Mixtape’, and appeared on television shows such as Rockwiz and flexed his political muscles on Q&A.
After a break and the birth of his daughter, Urthboy released ‘Long Loud Hours’ (featuring Bertie Blackman) his first official single in 3 years to rave reviews. After only two short months on radio the single was voted in at #33 in the triple J Hottest 100 and reached almost 1 millions streams across all platforms.

The huge anticipation for his forthcoming album continued rolling, as he released ‘Second Heartbeat’ featuring Sampa The Great and OKENYO. Finally, on March 4th Urthboy released his new album The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat to incredibly positive reviews including 4-and-5-starreviews across Rolling Stone, The Guardian, The Australian, The Music, Brag and Beat and landingFeature Album on triple J.

In a move that surprised many after his 3 year break from the game, Urthboy continued his momen-tum even more so, with the release of brand spanking new single ‘Crushing Hard’ only 9 short months after his album dropped, indicating his creative motivation was here to stay. With this new slowbanger came the announcement of his biggest national tour to date, all around the country in March/April 2017.

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