Horrorshow bring the energetic optimism and anxiousness of post-school pre-mortgage times to life, with vividly true poetics. The coming to terms with what will ultimately be lifelong memories: from overseas travel and the perspective it provides; to self-realisation and adulthood. The lyrical and musical sophistication defy their youthfulness – but they play it humble and earnest, stripping away any pretension.
Let’s not get too philosophical on it - Inside Story is hip hop to its bones: but Solo holds notes as comfortably as rhyme flows, and Adit’s production is deep, with lush strings and evocative samples painting the picture. Yeah, and they’re only 22.
In a short 18 months they’ve built up a loyal and expanding fanbase – playing Sydney Big Day Out, Groovin the Moo festivals, national tours with Hermitude and Muph& Plutonic as well as receiving an ARIA nomination and taking out Best Album for The Grey Space in Ozhiphop.com’s 2008 awards. Their connection is immediate with younger people but the maturity of their outlook has earned them the respect of older heads.