Briggs Releases brand new single ‘Extra Extra’

Rapper, comedy writer, actor, children’s book author, Shepparton’s finest, and Yorta-Yorta man Briggs has released his newest single ‘Extra Extra’ through Island Records. ‘Extra Extra’ is the first taste from Briggs’ forthcoming EP, and his first solo body of work since 2014’s ‘Sheplife’ and the ever acclaimed 2016 A.B. Original release ‘Reclaim Australia’.

Briggs says on the song “Extra, Extra” is how I live. No days off. Everything I do is Extra – you can check my resume for that. A lot of people know me for a lot of different things – but this is back to the fundamentals of who I am as Briggs.”

Produced by friend and collaborator Trials, Briggs explains the process of creating the song “Trials had the beat he put it on and I cooked it up that same day. This is us in our purest form: beat, rap & on to the next one.”

Contributing to the single’s artwork, respected indigenous artist Reko Rennie designed the geometric background element, with his distinctive style of merging traditional diamond-shaped designs, hand-drawn symbols and repetitive patterning to subvert romantic ideologies of Aboriginal identity.

Briggs has also made his first foray into publishing a book this month with his children’s title ‘Our Home, Our Heartbeat’, an adaptation from the celebrated song ‘The Children Came Back’. The book is a celebration of past and present Indigenous legends, as well as emerging generations, and at its heart honours the oldest continuous culture on earth.

Ever since the release of his debut EP ‘Homemade Bombs’ in 2009, Briggs has been making his mark as one of the country’s most prolific and diverse talents in media, music and comedy. Aside from his ARIA-dominating rap career and regular appearances on TV, his list of achievements is astounding. He is founder and owner of Indigenous hip hop record label Bad Apples Music, author of a new children’s book, a screenwriter for Matt Groening’s Netflix series Disenchantment and will soon be host of the upcoming virtual APRA awards.


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Hilltop Hoods Release Fundraising Song ‘I’m Good?’ From Isolation

Released last week, HILLTOP HOODS have written a song from, and about isolation titled ‘I’M GOOD?’, with proceeds from the track going to the SUPPORT ACT ‘Roadies (Crew) Fund’. The band had been in lockdown writing their new album but decided to take a break and work on something that would help road and support crew – including those whose livelihoods have been devastated by the impact of COVID-19.
‘I’M GOOD?’ is available on all digital platforms now.  Proceeds from the artist, record label and publisher royalties from streams and downloads of ‘I’M GOOD?’ will go directly to SUPPORT ACT ‘Roadies (Crew) Fund’. Additionally, Island Records/Universal Music Australia, Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Australia) Pty Ltd, Blue Max Music, and Media Arts Lawyers are chipping in $2,500 each to kick off the fundraising.

On the production side of things, the band has enlisted SIXFOUR (Paul and John Bartlett) to produce, Plutonic Lab (Leigh Ryan) to mix and Alex Mader of Disk Edits to master the track.  
Regarding the release of the song, the band had this to say: It’s a very dark time at the moment, so we wanted to make something light-hearted, we’re hoping that the song might give someone a laugh and maybe lift their spirits. But ultimately what we want to do is raise money for the roadies and associated support crew – including those who have lost their livelihoods due to this pandemic.’ – Hilltop Hoods
If you are able, please consider donating to Support Act and directing your donation to the ‘Roadies (Crew)  Fund’ here


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