Sydney duo Spit Syndicate are one of Australia’s most exciting, forward-thinking hip hop acts.
After meeting in high school, Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice decided to form a rap group, quickly building a reputation around Sydney as ones to watch. Barely out of their teens, they released their debut album ‘Towards the Light’ in 2008, which was nominated for an ARIA award. Their 2010 follow-up ‘Exile’ featured the single ‘Starry-Eyed’ and spawned four national tours.
Spit Syndicate’s third album, 2013’s acclaimed ‘Sunday Gentlemen’, debuted at no. 15 on the ARIA charts and featured the singles ‘Beauty in the Bricks’, ‘Folly’ and ‘Amazing’, with each enjoying months of high rotation on triple j and launching several national tours and sell-out shows across Australia.
As part of collective One Day, alongside high-school friends Horrorshow, Joyride and Jackie Onassis, they released one of 2014’s biggest abums ‘Mainline’, which debuted at no. 2 on the ARIA charts and featured the singles ‘Love Me Less’, ‘Leave Your Windows Open’ and ‘SDRO’.
In between an exhausting travel schedule and countless dusty Mondays (mainly due to the wildly successful One Day Sundays parties their crew regularly host around Australia), the Double S have been putting in some serious hours in studios across Australia and LA, working with producers Adit, Styalz Fuego and US heavyweight Neffu (Dr Dre, Justin Beiber) on their fourth studio album.
To tie their fans over, the duo recently released the ‘Best Intentions: Part Two’ EP, the second instalment in a series of free releases which have quickly gained cult status amongst the group’s fanbase.