Words By Tanya Bonnie Rae
Sydney hip hop five piece Winston Surfshirt have just announced they’re hitting the road for their first headline tour in June, before the band’s debut at Splendour In The Grass this July.
The news follows the success of their debut single ‘Be About You’, and they’ve released a live rendition of J Dilla’s ‘So Far To Go‘ (feat. D’angelo & Common), via the band’s Facebook page. The clip, filmed in band member Bustlip‘s living room, showcases Winston’s sultry vocals over a jazzy trombone and smooth hip hop beats.
They’ve since caught the attention of triple j and community radio, debuting at #1 on Australia’s Spotify Viral charts (and in the top 50 globally). As well as teaming up with electronic duo Polographia on their single ‘Sly’, Winston Surfshirt has supported RÜFÜS on their regional Australia tour and were invited to support Aussie rock legends Midnight Oil on their inaugural show of their reunion tour.
Their string of tour dates kicks off Friday 2nd June at the Northcote Social Club in Melbourne. Check the full tour flyer below as well as their cover of Dilla’s ‘So Far To Go‘ below.