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‘PICTURES’ From the new album ‘For the Ancients’


‘PICTURES’ From the new album ‘For the Ancients’


In full flight, RAW COLLECTIVE is a 12-piece LIVE Hip Hop band from Wellington. As with previous singles, ‘Coins (memories)’ and ‘Waterproof Coat’, RAW COLLECTIVE is back with a new single ‘Pictures’ complete with their signature infectious groove.

RAW COLLECTIVE takes inspiration from many genres and influences and distils it into an honest, original, raucous energy that speaks to all generations and walks of life through music that sings to the soul, causes the head to nod and encourages the feet to move in a rhythmic fashion.

This year RAW COLLECTIVE has teamed up with ‘Fight Music Records’ (Sydney) for the release of their debut album ‘For the Ancients’. This 11 track album features artists from around the world and showcases numerous catchy tunes, including the single ‘Pictures’.

Every bit the performance spectacular they sound like, RAW COLLECTIVE has featured in the line-up of many festivals such as Homegrown, Coastella, Gardens Magic, Twisted Frequency, CUBADUPA, Newtown Festival.

Take one part seasoned underground MC/Beat maker (Raw Deezy)
Add UK Hip-hop MC Jinz Moss
Flavoured with blues inspired guitar licks with a good helping of honest soulful lyrics (Pauly Lowe)
Introduce genre defying virtuoso bass lines (Blain Fitzpatrick)
Blend in finely chopped samples (Reuben Alexander)
Infuse mellow keys and slick production from 'Ghostnaut' (Steven Hernandez)
Incorporate fat boom bap drums to bind it all together (Jack Cromie)
Gently mix, then garnish with New Orleans inspired horns (Ben Hunt, Eilish Wilson, Blair Clarke, Julian Kirgan)
Finally, dress with seductive vocals and percussion (Moira Jean Jones)

Album Release Shows
Wellington @ Meow - May 25th
Auckland @ Whammy Bar - June 29th

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