Ghetto-Dubsters Bootleg Rascal, from Sydney and Gold Coast, are masters of hip-hop infused jams and sonic brews: blending infectious alternative rhythms with exquisitely raspy vocals. The reprobates that make up Bootleg Rascal, as dodgy as the name suggests, include Carlos, Jimmy, and Jack.
The band have been touring since they formed in mid-2013 when the group of misfits first met in the back room of a seedy Sydney gig, bonding over their love of music and tacos and spreading/sharing tales of childish escapades (still to this day). Last year Bootleg Rascal toured Europe with their brothers in arms Sticky Fingers, playing to sell-out crowds in France, UK, Holland and Germany. Bootleg Rascal jetted off to North America with Sticky Fingers in April 2016 to join them on a month long tour.
With a couple of months down time back on home soil, the band are currently working on their second album. Their first single ‘Love Her Like I Love You’ is the first taste of what’s to come from their forthcoming second LP. A record that emphasizes their melodic knack, unique use of loops and explores a recent obsession for 80’s sounds and drum pads taking cues from Happy Mondays, Bowie and Peter Gabriel.
Bootleg Rascal play The Sunflower Lounge Birmingham on Thurs 31st August 2017. Tickets available here.
Watch the video for ‘Love Her Like I Love You’ below: