“A swaying bass line combines perfectly with golden guitar strums, with each vocalist gliding effortlessly over the feel-good beat.”
Purple Sneakers (AUS)
“Kicking it up a notch.”
Nkechi Anele – triple j (AUS)
“A charismatic track.”
Tone Deaf (AUS)
Added to Spotify’s New Music Friday AU/NZ, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and The Local List
Added to Apple Music’s ‘New in R&B’
Added to Amazon’s ‘Brand New Music’
After releasing their feel-good new track Therapy feat. Citizen Kay and MAXINE, Bootleg Rascal have just unveiled the endearing accompanying music video – shot by Max Hoffman and edited by Rhys Bennett (Polish Club, Kingswood, Totally Unicorn).
Filmed across various locations on the Australian East Coast, the sentimental clip features live and behind the scenes footage from past tours, studio sessions and writing retreats. In the spirit of the song’s message promoting conversations around mental health, the video strives to instil hope for fans by shining a light on some of the band’s most cherished memories on the road.
“As we were unable to shoot a full music video production due to lockdown, we started digging through the archives to see what we could come up with,” says guitarist Jimmy Young. “We wanted to largely include content from live shows and touring, in the aim to pick up our fan’s morale during this tough period. Although we can’t bring our live show to most people now, we hope recalling these memories helps reminisce and inspire hope, as the world prepares to opens up again” he continues.
Since its release, Therapy has been strongly supported by the likes of Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music and global press. The track has also been spun multiple times on triple j, ABC Radio Australia, Radio Metro, 4ZZZ, SYN FM, Southern FM, 2 Triple B FM, WKDU (USA), CRI Easy FM (CHI), Noosa FM, Phoenix FM and Coast FM, and added to rotation on 2XX FM and Hochschulradio Düsseldorf (DEU).
The release of new material has also seen the band hit their highest ever streaming numbers, with over 300k monthly listeners on Spotify (a 50% increase in just over a month).
Since Bootleg Rascal’s mid-2013 inception, the group have frequently released critically-praised and fan-adored music that has yielded them a career spanning close to ten years.
Multiple tracks and videos have been supported by MTV, Rage, The Line of Best Fit, Clash Magazine, NME, Spotify, Apple Music and added to high rotation on Australia’s largest youth radio station triple j.
They’re a mainstay on the Australian and New Zealand live scene, and have sold-out multiple shows in France, UK, Netherlands, Germany, USA, New Zealand and Australia.
Citizen Kay’s three albums have all received top 10 placings on the US College Hip Hop charts, as well as wide support from Spotify, Apple Music, triple j, ABC’s Rage, Complex, NME and Pilerats. He’s toured Australia extensively, sharing stages with Public Enemy, Run The Jewels, Ice Cube, Danny Brown, Wiz Khalifa, Earl Sweatshirt, ILLY, Tkay Maizda and Seth Sentry, and performed at Falls Festival and Groovin’ The Moo.
Rising star, MAXINE, has released a slew of standout singles over the last 12 months, which have been warmly received by the likes of Spotify, triple j, triple j Unearthed, FBi Radio, Acclaim, NME, Purple Sneakers and Music Junkee.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES
Tickets on-sale now via www.bootlegrascal.com
FRI 13 AUG | CQ UNIVERSITY VILLAGE FESTIVAL, YEPPOON QLD
SAT 14 AUG | THE OLD BUNDY TAVERN, BUNDABERG QLD
Therapy feat. Citizen Kay & MAXINE is available worldwide now.
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