Triple One have announced their highly-anticipated debut album Panic Force, available for pre-order now. It follows the recent release of album single ‘Loverose‘, and signals an exciting new chapter for one of Australia’s most defiant, genre-bending groups.
Panic Force pushes the envelope even further, offering 12 tracks that highlight Triple One‘s signature diversity, as well as refreshing sonic explorations that take the four-piece into uncharted waters. While rooted in hip-hop, the album leans heavily on guitar samples and explores elements of punk, pop, metal, and indie leanings from the group’s roots in Sydney’s Inner-West. Contributors to the album include Matt Mason of DMA’S and ARIA Award-winning producer 18YOMAN, known for his work with Kaiit and Peking Duk. What results is a rollercoaster listen with thrilling peaks and pitch-black lows; traversing themes from relationships and escape, to temptation and the hubris of man. Set against the backdrop of a planet in physical and moral decay, Panic Force is a triumph of raw reflection, acknowledging our flaws and the things that ultimately make us human.
Excited by today’s announcement, the group says: “Fans have been asking for our debut album for years, but we’ve been waiting for the right moment where we felt comfortable with ourselves as musicians to release a full body of work. Panic Force is a deeply personal work for us, and one that culminates everything we’ve learned since day one. Everybody will have something to take away from this record.”
Panic Force will release in October 2020. It follows Triple One‘s long domination of the Australian hip-hop scene, with their 2019 single ‘Butter‘ going Gold accompanied by a sold-out national tour. The group have earned consistent coverage from triple j, Complex, GQ, Highsnobiety, and Beats1 tastemaker Zane Lowe, who praised their “Brockhampton-style energy in the sense of free will and creativity.” They have also earned a fierce reputation for their volatile live shows, playing sweat-drenched sets at landmark festivals like Falls, Listen Out and Hidden, and sharing the stages with internationals including Rich Brian, Smokepurpp and Lil Xan. The group also toured across the UK and Europe in 2019.
PRAISE FOR TRIPLE ONE
“The next-gen of voices in Aussie hip-hop who aren’t afraid to broaden the definition of the scene they run in”
“Triple One have been redefining the sound of Australian hip-hop”
“They have this Brockhampton-style energy in the sense of free will and creativity”
Zane Lowe (Beats Radio 1)
“A versatile and creative force you can’t take your eyes off”
Life Without Andy
“Unexpected – and groundbreaking”