Its been an extraordinary, life changing twelve months for Newcastle group The Last Kinection (Naomi, Weno & DJ Jay Tee), but they are back with a new lease on life, a strong sense of purpose, and a national tour to officially launch their debut album â€˜Nutches.
After an incredible 2008 that included a performance at a sold out Groovin The Moo, The Becks Festival Bar and Sydney Opera House and the group were on a national tour supporting The Herd, receiving rave reviews. What came next no-one could have predicted.
On the road, driving back after the last show of The Herd tour, the band was involved in a horrific accident which changed their lives, leaving Naomi and Jacob seriously injured. Aside from the physical impact of the accident, Naomi also suffered post-traumatic amnesia, causing her to have to learn to walk and sing again. Her journey to recovery is nothing short of inspiring.
The Last Kinections album â€˜Nutches is a soundtrack to the lives the band members have lived as young Indigenous Australians (Murries) living an urban life. Their unique brand of Hip Hop is infused with reggae, traditional chants, colloquialisms and instruments. With thought provoking lyrics range from contemporary concepts to traditional notions with a positive and inspiring undertone, the groups aim is to entertain yet empower people with a respect for culture through music and image.
Set to tour their energetic and big beat pumping show during July and August, The Last Kinections â€˜Propa Mad Deadly tour is proudly supported by Triple J. Supporting nationally is the highly talented Impossible Odds from Brisbane, launch his self titled E.P. After an emotionally charged period in their lives, the â€˜Propa Mad Deadly tour sparks an exciting new phase for The Last Kinection as they give their album â€˜Nutches the celebration it deserves.
Catch ’em pretty much everywhere:
02 July Thu – Townsville Cultural Centre, Townsville, QLD
03 July Fri – Velvet Underground, Reef Casino, Cairns QLD
04 July Sat – Platinum Lounge, Mackay, QLD
05 July Sun – PCYC, Rockhampton QLD
09 July Thu – Gunnedah Town Hall, Gunnedah NSW
10 July Fri – NAIDOC, Bicentennial Park, Tamworth NSW
11 July Sat – The Chili Lounge, Wyong, NSW
18 July Sat – The Ocktobar Lounge, Melbourne VIC
24 July Fri – Hotel Orange, Orange NSW
25 July Sat – The Commercial Hotel, Dubbo NSW
30 July Thu – Union Refectory, ANU, Canberra ACT
31 July Fri – West Cairns Park, Cairns QLD
01 Aug Sat – Kev Carmody Cannot Buy My Soul Concert
Riverstage, Brisbane QLD
13 Aug Thu – Mojos Bar, North Fremantle WA
14 Aug Fri – The Lane, Alice Springs NT
15 Aug Sat – The Electric Light Hotel, Adelaide SA
20 Aug Thu – The Del Plaza, Gold Coast QLD
21 Aug Fri – The Globe Theatre, Brisbane QLD
22 Aug Sat – Woombye Pub, Sunshine Coast QLD
27 Aug Thu – Oxford Arts Factory, Sydney NSW
28 Aug Fri – The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle NSW