Mathas Unveils New Single Ahead Of National Tour

22 March 2016 | 3:23 pm | Staff Writer

The Perth hip hopper will step out for a solid run around the country from the end of April

WA rapper Mathas is riding the wave of acclaim presently buoying him from the recent release of sophomore LP Armwrestling Atlas all the way to a national tour, unveiling brand new single Bravo Troll in the lead-up to his impending sojourn.

Written on a 1979 Yamaha Electone C-35 Organ (we probably could just have said "old organ", honestly), Bravo Troll explores troll folklore in a modern context.

"Once upon a time, the Troll would hide under the bridge and threaten you on your way to the greener grass on the other side," Mathas explained of the track in a statement.

"Little has changed, only nowadays his intentions are a little less obvious."

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Mathas will be taking the track — the first taste from his forthcoming Gripes With The Human Mind EP, due later this year — and a selection of other favoured bangers on the road from the end of next month, when he kicks off his national tour at Alice Springs' Wide Open Space Festival on Saturday 30 April.

From there, the rapper heads to venues in Sydney (Newtown Social Club, 12 May), Newcastle (Small Ballroom, 13 May), Melbourne (Northcote Social Club, 14 May), Adelaide (The Grace Emily, 15 May) and Perth (Amplifier Bar, 20 May), finishing up with a double header in Queensland — a daytime show at Big Pineapple Music Festival, Sunshine Coast, and an evening stint at the Black Bear Lodge, Brisbane, both on Saturday 28 May.

Tickets for all shows are available now through a variety of vendors; see Mathas' Facebook page for more information.