Following on from announcing tour dates and inclusion on QLD’s Big Pineapple Festival, Sydney’s indie-dub revelers Bootleg Rascal have just unveiled ‘With You’ - another taste from their sophomore studio album (due late 2017).
Taking cues from the likes of The Roots, Gorillaz and The Weeknd, eclectic new cut ‘With You’ combines themes of reggae, dub and hip-hop. Enigmatic front man Carlos Lara channels the vibes of Charles Bradley with his soul-infused and compelling vocal melodies, which are strongly complimented by the bands highly detailed and intriguing approach to composition and production.
Over the past twelve-months, the band has ripped through their first headline tour of Europe & UK, toured Australia multiple times selling out shows all around the country, re-invented themselves as a 2-piece acoustic duo supporting Sticky Fingers across the US & Canada, and had a line-up change. They've also just come off the back of Sureshaker's Annual ‘Shake N Bake’ tour alongside; Boo Seeka, Gold Member & Lyall Moloney, where the band debuted new songs as well as their freshly streamlined, 3-piece flavour.
With a couple of months’ down time back at home, the group are currently working on their second album with longtime collaborator, Ian Pritchett. The upcoming record emphasises their melodic knack and explores a recent Rascal obsession for 80's synth sounds and crunchy, old school drum machines. With splashes of Kid Cudi and Massive Attack, their new record is set to be an extension of everything we’ve come to love about the band, while delivering a new depth of maturity and some of their best song writing to date.
In the coming weeks, the band will reveal the accompanying music video for ‘With You’.
‘With You’ is now available via Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes and all good digital retailers