JUST ANNOUNCED: BROCKHAMPTON Live In Australia

The hardest working boyband of 2018, BROCKHAMPTON, today announced two highly anticipated, debut headline shows while in Australia for Listen Out. The LA-based creative rap collective will play:

Forum Melbourne on September 25 and
Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on September 26.

Tickets go on sale at 10am Monday, June 25 from HERE.

 

JUST ANNOUNCED: BROCKHAMPTON Live In NZ

The hardest working boyband of 2018, BROCKHAMPTON, today announce
their highly anticipated live New Zealand debut this September. The creative collective will play an All Ages show at Auckland’s Logan Campbell Centre on September 21.
$79 + Booking Fee Tickets go on sale at 12pm Monday, June 25 from HERE.

Founded by Kevin Abstract, BROCKHAMPTON consists of thirteen kids, all filling different roles to create a self- sufficient creative enterprise. Made of rappers, directors, photographers, engineers, producers, graphic designers, and DJs, the group is able to execute a fully unified and realised artistic vision.

Brockhampton spent 2017 writing, recording, producing, mixing, mastering, and independently releasing the ‘Saturation’ trilogy (three albums which saw more than 13 self-directed music videos released such as “Gold,” “Star” and “Sweet”), playing sold-out shows across North America and establishing themselves as the “best
boyband since One Direction” (as group founder Kevin Abstract raps in latest single “Boogie”).

In March 2018, BROCKHAMPTON announced their signing to RCA Records through which their first major label debut album is expected for release later this year.

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Brockhampton Kick Ameer Vann Out Following Sexual Abuse Allegations

Ameer Vann has been kicked out of Brockhampton following sexual assault allegations made against him.

The 22-year-old rapper is at the centre of a number of claims made by ex-partners, including emotional and sexual abuse, and having sexual relations with a minor.

Following the allegations, the California-based group announced that they’d be delaying release of new album ‘Puppy’, however they have now announced that they’ve cancelled their remaining US tour dates, and that Ameer is no longer a member of the group.

The announcement was posted on social media.

 

Brockhampton Sign With RCA Records

Brockhampton have signed a record deal with RCA Records.

After independently releasing their three breakout Saturation albums in 2017, as well as 2016’s All-American Trash, the group announced on Twitter, “As of March 30th, 2018, Brockhampton will be artists under a recording contract for RCA Records.”

Shortly after announcing the deal, Kevin Abstract explained to his fans on Instagram that this will change nothing for the group, creatively.

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hey how ya doin. just wanted to let you guys know that we have decided to partner with RCA and the next records will be released through those guys. i wanted to be very clear about this and let y’all know that nothin changes. videos still diy, music still made in our house, and we’re still gonna make the best possible product for y’all. they understood that we wanted to be the biggest boyband in the world and I’m a firm believer in not being able to do everything on your own. Find people whose morals and vision align with yours and follow that. Apple had to get out of the garage at some point. thanks for giving a fuck and thanks for my management for guiding us in the best possible direction yeehaw

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If you’re just now getting familiar with the group, check out a rundown of the Brockhampton.

Get To Know: Brockhampton

Describing themselves as the “greatest boyband”, the Texas-bred, LA-based group Brockhampton proved to be one of the most important acts of 2017.

Describing themselves as the “greatest boyband”, the Texas-bred, LA-based group Brockhampton proved to be one of the most important acts of 2017.

Tackling race, sexuality, mental health, and masculinity in their music – sometimes in the same song – the group of rappers, singers, producers, and visual artists have solidified their place in the music industry with their phenomenal Saturation trilogy of albums.

Founded by Kevin Abstract in 2015, Brockhampton’s members mostly hail from across the United States.  They met each other online – Abstract posted that he wanted to start a band on a Kanye West fan forum – and together they moved to San Marcos, Texas. Eventually they got fed up with the of the lack of opportunities around them and relocated to LA in 2016 to pursue their boyband dreams. The group sits between Odd Future and One Direction, a balance between soft and hard. But unlike the carefully manufactured 1D, they’ve made it a point to express their individuality – and unlike Odd Future, they’re moving together as a solid unit.

The collective is made up of 14 members, and in 2017 alone they released 48 songs across three albums (and that’s before taking solo projects, guest verses, productions into account). Comprising of Kevin Abstract, Ameer Vann, Merlyn Wood, Dom McLennon, Matt Champion, Joba, Bearface, Romil, Jabari, Kiko, HK, Ashlan Grey, Robert Ontenient, and Jon Nunes.

Each of the vocalists are capable of surprising with their contributions. One song might see vocalist, producer, and engineer Joba turn up sounding angelic, while another might see him screaming his lyrics into the mic. One track might see Abstract, who primarily sings and raps, take on co-production duties, while another might see the group’s dedicated director of photography Ashlan Grey make a cameo appearance during its bridge. A track might include Texan rapper Merlyn Wood with a refrain that’s catchy as hell, while another might feature a rare appearance from enigmatic singer and producer Bearface.

Romil, Jabari, and Kiko act as the group’s three main producers, though Joba and Bearface contribute to their instrumentals too. The final four members of Brockhampton aren’t always involved in the music, but each bring something important to the group regardless.

Nunes acts as their in-house manager, Ontenient is their web dude, Grey their director of photography, and HK their art director. Despite this, none of them have set roles, and it’s just one of the reasons they’ve managed to sound and look so fresh across so much material. They work surprising well together, even when they’re all doing something completely different.

With their fourth album Puppy on its way later this year, now’s the perfect time to get familiar with the self proclaimed “Greatest Boyband.”