Triple One today share their third single ‘Sunshine’ off their fast-approaching debut album Panic Force. The accompanying video was directed by Martin Guilfoyle and Tyson Perkins, and sees the band engage in a tumultuous evening of speed dating, resulting in a humorous fusion of love, lust, fantasy and the humbling reality of loneliness. Listen HERE and watch HERE.
With each release this year, Triple One have consistently demonstrated their cross-genre versatility and dexterous flow, and on ‘Sunshine’ the group return with their most infectious crossover effort yet. Already a live favourite with Triple One punters over the past year, the vibrant ‘Sunshine’ now sees an official release. Riding over a surprising soulful sample from gospel group The Dixie Nightingales, this new single is a sultry pop-laced offering from Triple One, chronicling young love and the fast-paced chase of courtship. Billy Gunns dabbles in sample-based production for the first time, with the hook carefully tweaked and nurtured since 2017.
“We’ve been holding onto ‘Sunshine’ for a while now, just waiting for the right time to release it, since we all feel that it’s such a special song,” the group says. “Ever since Marty heard the original song by The Dixie Nightingales, we knew that we could flip the sample into something of our own. The last Panic Force singles have touched on our emo roots a lot more, and with ‘Sunshine’ we wanted to show our progression with pop sounds, but still make it sound hard as nails.” The result is a single doused in feel-good electricity while retaining the bittersweet undertones that keep Triple One‘s versatility alive.
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 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.
ABOUT PANIC FORCE
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.
‘Sunshine‘ by Triple One is out now, buy/stream it here.
30 Oct 2020
PRAISE FOR TRIPLE ONE
“The band brings an energy that only few have been able to do before”
“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 jand FBi Radio; release their third EP, The Libertine 2, and their collaboration with Matt Corby and Kwame, ‘So Easy’.