Sydney’s Triple One today share their latest single ‘Salina’, the second glimpse of their feverishly-anticipated debut album Panic Force, due for release this October. Watch and listen HERE.
With crunching guitars, skittering trap drums, emo-inflected vocals, and a falling, crystal-clear melody, ‘Salina’ recalls the group’s earliest experiments in genre and texture. Boasting sharp production and a wealth of hooks, ‘Salina’ blows the Triple One sound up to the most refined degree of pop prowess yet, as they ready their debut album for release. Touching on themes of feeling lost and aimless underneath the weight of life’s difficult choices, the single paints an evocative portrait of long, lonely nights spent with indecision, regret, and overthinking swirling around in the head; a devil on one shoulder, an angel on the other. In doing so, it demonstrates once more why the group’s emotional acuity cuts so deep: formidable bars delivered with venom and open-hearted honesty.
Vocalist Marty Bugatti shares that “Salina is about heartbreak and how it often leads to self-destructive behaviour. It’s also about trying really hard but never quite reaching your own expectations and then taking it out on other people because you can’t admit your own wrongs”, while Lil Dijon describes the track as being about “a battle of choices, and in the consequences when the choices are made.”
The release of Triple One’s long-awaited debut LP follows three EPs and a torrent of standalone singles that have catapulted the foursome from underground buzz act to garnering national and international acclaim, including lead single ‘Loverose‘, their ARIA Gold-certified mental health anthem ‘Butter‘ and radio favourites ‘So Easy‘ and ‘Handyman‘. Triple One‘s notoriously chaotic live gigs include a sold-out national tour in 2019, and show-stealing sets at Listen Out, Hidden, and Falls Festival. Along the way, they’ve impressed and surprised with their insatiable, all-consuming appetite to continuously venture into uncharted artistic terrain, and a rebellious desire to constantly fold new sounds and textures into their brand of unbounded, unclassifiable hip-hop.
Panic Force pushes that sonic envelope even further, offering the chance to watch one of Australian hip hop’s most versatile outfits apply themselves to a full-length project. Traversing thrilling peaks and pitch-black lows, Panic Force is a triumph of raw reflection, acknowledging our flaws and all the things that ultimately make us human. Set against the backdrop of a planet in physical and moral decay, Triple One’s debut sees the foursome deliver 12 tracks that highlight their signature diversity while also pushing them, lyrically, conceptually, and sonically, into new territory, exploring themes of relationships and escape, temptation, the hubris of man and much more.
‘Salina‘ by Triple One is out now, buy/stream it here.
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”
ABOUT TRIPLE ONE
With one foot planted in Sydney’s gritty underground rap scene, and the other in the sounds of Inner West indie, Triple One are a sonic experiment between hard, soft, beautiful, grimey and all the textures in between. The product of a porous internet generation, their music is rooted in hip hop but is animated by the group’s fearless, restless creativity, exploring metal, emo, pop, punk and R&B in a fierce, blasphemous repudiation of genre barriers. It’s a singular combination that makes Triple One impossible to categorise and even harder to ignore.
Having accumulated underground buzz for years through viral early singles ‘Doozy‘ and ‘Overflow‘ and their notorious live shows, Triple One broke into Australia’s mainstream consciousness in 2018 with singles ‘Showoff‘, ‘Tarlo‘ and ‘Valentine Kid‘ being added to high rotation on triple j. Profiles from Complex, GQ and Highsnobiety followed, as did a spot on Youtube’s first-ever ‘Artists to Watch’ list and spotlights as triple j Unearthed‘Artist of the Week’, Apple Music’s ‘New Artist of the Week’ and more. In 2019 they consolidated their takeover of Australian airwaves with pensive, mental health-centered, ARIA Gold-certified ‘Butter‘, which scored rotation on triple j and FBi Radio; release their third EP, The Libertine 2, and their collaboration with Matt Corby and Kwame, ‘So Easy’.