Thundamentals have released their highly anticipated sixth studio album All This Life, featuring singles Top Of The World and Lifted Up, and are pumped to announce a national tour for January and February 2023.
With over a decade in the game, Thundamentals’ journey has been one of triumph and growth. From selling out shows in all corners of the country racking up millions of streams worldwide and landing multiple platinum and gold singles, Tuka, Jeswon and Morgs have consistently pushed Thundamentals to new heights, standing tall as one of the most notable names in homegrown hip-hop.
The band has just announced that founding member Tuka, whilst still an integral member of the band, won’t be part of Thundas’ All This Life national tour and in a move that has the full support of fellow band members Jesse and Morgs, will focus his energy on his songwriting and personal / family life.
In exciting news for the tour, Thundas will be joined and supported by special guest and lead vocalist of Horrorshow, Solo – he will be joining the Thundamentals set for these very special shows!
Like so many of us, Thundamentals went through an immense period of growth during the global pandemic. An uncertain future was lingering, and the group were unable to connect with fans at live shows as they had done so frequently throughout their career. Forced to reconsider their approach, they began to write constantly—at times, in person and at others virtually. At first, there was no particular goal in mind beyond pure escapism and maintaining a connection, but as the months went on the realisation set in that regardless of the physical limitations, there was still a lot of life happening.
Thundamentals’ sixth album All This Life came about from these conversations. The project represents a rise against adversity and a celebration of the goodness in life. Acting as a beacon of light in dark times, All This Life aims to leave listeners with a sense of hope and uplift them in times of uncertainty.
Sonically, the album could be considered a fresh direction for Thundamentals, but it’s one they took organically. Having been thrust into new circumstances with a newfound appreciation for life and creating also led to inspiration being drawn from childhood favourites from outside of their traditionally hip hop roots—iconic ‘60s rock idols like David Bowie and The Doors to the raw expression of ‘90s bands like Nirvana and Faith No More laid the foundations for an album that mixes nostalgic sounds with modern techniques while still incorporating the group’s origins in hip hop and R&B culture.
The final piece of the puzzle was collaborator Carl Dimataga, who brought his expert musicianship to the project. All This Life is a rose growing from concrete. A joyful, vibrant and uplifting body of work forged in darkness yet drenched in light. It represents not only a celebration of life itself but also the band’s position this far into their career. It’s a declaration: “We are still standing, and we have so much love and life still left to give.”
Jesse and Morgs, ably assisted by Solo from Horrorshow, will hit the road from January 13, 2023 in Cairns, before heading to Brisbane, Adelaide, Fremantle, Wollongong, Canberra, Melbourne, Torquay, and Newcastle, before concluding in Sydney on February 18. Audiences can look forward to hearing these new songs live for the first time, along with all the killer tunes from across the band’s lengthy career.
THUNDAMENTALS ALL THIS LIFE ALBUM TOUR
With special guest Horrorshow
Tickets on sale now – for tickets and information head to www.thundamentals.com.au
January 13 Cairns – Gimuy, Tanks Art Centre
January 14 Brisbane – Meantin, The Tivoli
January 20 Adelaide – Tandanya, Fat Controller
January 21 Fremantle – Waylyup, Freo Social
January 27 Wollongong – Woolyungah, Uni Bar
January 28 Canberra – Ngunnawal, UC Hub
February 10 Melbourne – Naarm, 170 Russell
February 11 Torquay – Wadawurrung, Torquay Hotel
February 17 Newcastle – Mulubinba, The Cambridge Hotel
February 18 Sydney – Eora, The MetroTheatre
Thundamentals’ All This Life OUT NOW – released independently, in partnership with Virgin Music Australia.
Thundamentals are Tuka, Jeswon, Morgs