After years of well earned respect in the Australian Hip Hop scene and wider music community, hundreds of shows including almost every major music festival in the country and punctuated by sweat and smiles, four acclaimed releases including their 3rd album So We Can Remember which was the only album released in 2014 to be nominated for an ARIA Award, AIR Award, J Award, FBi SMAC Award and The Australian Music Prize. Also debuting at #1 on Digital, Independent, Australia and Urban Charts and #3 on the Album ARIA Charts sprouting massive singles ’Smiles Don’t Lie’ (#32 in 2014’s Hottest 100), ’Something I Said’ ft. Thom Crawford, ‘Quit Your Job’, ‘Got Love’ ft. Solo and ‘Missing You’ which resulted in 3 tracks in Triple J’s 2015 Hottest 100 and 1 in 2014’s version of the list.
With a jaw dropping live show and a fan base that grows exponentially every time one of their groove-laden songs lands on the radio – it’s fair to say that Blue Mountains via Newtown hip hop trio Thundamentals are an absolute mainstay. Clearly focused on the big picture, Thundas are all about using broad brush strokes on their ever-widening sonic canvas, never more evident than on their newest work, their Third LP ‘So We Can Remember’.
In the time since they first started work on beats and rhymes in their hometown of the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney, the three guys – MCs Tuka and Jeswon and DJ Morgs, all now based in inner-city Newtown – have been all about pushing themselves. With one foot firmly planted in Hip Hop history and the other kicking down the walls, they stride forward growing with them an army of loyal Thundakats and a vast and impressive catalogue of forward thinking songs.