SUPPORT FOR TRACKS OFF ‘COLLABORATIONS OF VERY ISOLATED DELINQUENTS ‘19’
“What a mix of styles and sounds the Bootleg boys have chucked in the mixing bowl on this one.” – Declan Byrne – triple j (AUS)
“Bootleg Rascal are on a roll in 2020.” – Dave Ruby Howe – triple j Unearthed (AUS)
“A showcase of Bootleg Rascal’s versatility.” – Pilerats (AUS)
“The Bootleg Rascal boys have proven themselves to be absolute masters.” – Life Without Andy (AUS)
Added to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ (AU/NZ), ‘Indie Arrivals’, ‘The Local List’, ‘The Office Stereo’, ‘Drive Loud!’ (JP) and ‘Indie Palace’ (JP) playlists
Added to Apple Music’s ‘New Music Mix’
After releasing a track a month from their staggered EP titled ‘Collaborations of Very Isolated Delinquents “19’, Gold Coast-based party starters Bootleg Rascal have just unveiled the capstone in final track Falling Star featuring Saint Lane – produced by the band themselves, Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka, Kim Churchill, Angus and Julia Stone), and Simon Dobson (Little May, STUPID BABY).
Falling Star is a slow burning slice of sophisticated hip hop that maintains an unwavering beat and groove throughout its entirety. The track features rising stars Saint Lane on the second verse with his effortlessly executed cadences, and A.GIRL on back-up vocals with her smooth and sultry brand of R&B.
“We’re stoked to finally work with some of our good friends Lane and Angel,” says frontman Carlos Lara. “’Falling Star’ is one of our favourite tracks from the record, so to have them come in and lay down their parts is really special to us. The track itself is a metaphor I coined for when you’re smitten by someone you’ve just met, but it eventually all just fizzles out. I’m a hopeless romantic, so if I meet someone I click with, I like to start exploring whether there’s a legit connection or not. Sadly, sometimes the more you get to know the person, you realise they’re not right for you. Just like a falling star, it’s beautiful and exciting, but over really quickly.” He continues.
Gold Coast-based New Zealand born rapper Saint Lane burst onto the scene in 2019, picking up praise from the likes of triple j, The Needle Drop, NME, The Guardian, GQ, Billboard and Beats 1 with Briggs. He’s also traversed the country, sharing stages with Lime Cordiale, JID and Bootleg Rascal.
Since their mid-2013 inception, Bootleg Rascal have released a slew of singles, an EP and two albums, all warmly received by critics and fans around the world, with support from the likes of NME, The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, Pilerats and Wonderland Magazine. Multiple tracks have been added to Spotify and Apple Music playlists, high rotation on triple j and they’ve performed on the station’s esteemed Like a Version segment.
The band have continually traversed the globe playing multiple sold out headline shows in France, UK, Holland, Germany, New Zealand and Australia, and performed sold out shows in the USA. They’ve also regularly appeared on major Australian festivals including Falls Festival, The Big Pineapple Festival, Lost Paradise, Hills are Alive, Festival of the Sun and Party in the Paddock.
Falling Star ft. Saint Lane is out now
RESCHEDULED TOUR DATES
Tickets on-sale now via www.bootlegrascal.com
FRI 15 JAN | WOOLLY MAMMOTH, BRISBANE QLD
SAT 23 JAN | MARRICKVILLE BOWLS CLUB, SYDNEY NSW
FRI 5 FEB | HOWLER, MELBOURNE VIC
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