ITâ€™S ABOUT FUN
Brisbaneâ€™s Lore Crew have wasted very little time building an impressive foundation for themselves. Now itâ€™s on to the fun stuff.
â€œWe make hip hop, fairly simply, with sort of big bells on and around it,â€ says crew member Harry Fisher. â€œWe try not to take ourselves too seriously â€“ weâ€™re mainly about having fun.â€
Itâ€™s with this theory that their brand of hip hop is practiced, with plenty of twists and turns, incorporating a plurality of elements ranging from funk to psychedelia. A measure of both new and old school worlds are each blended to bless the Brisbane-based act with a style of glitch-hop thatâ€™s fresh and original.
â€œOur style is mainly hip hop/ glitch â€“ all through really. There are a few different styles in there, though. A bit of blues and jazz - Cuban and New Orleans - and weâ€™re inspired by a lot of world music. Itâ€™s definitely important to make different music.â€
Perhaps the one thing theyâ€™re completely (and quite obviously) serious about is making their particular brand of music different. As a band inspired by the likes of Rage Against The Machine, A Tribe Called Quest and The Herd, itâ€™s reasonable to presume theyâ€™re interested in creating music that tends not to run alongside the standard radio-type tunes.
The direction and continuous growth of Lore Crew has followed the path of the glitch hop genre, and in the eyes of Mr Fisher, itâ€™s a prosperous road ahead for one of hip hopâ€™s fastest growing branches.
â€œGlitch is certainly taking off around the world, itâ€™s going somewhere. I mean, it does not have as much legs as hip hop does but itâ€™s there and is creating huge parties all around the world. Itâ€™s not gone mainstream like dubstep, yet. Itâ€™s still a bit underground.â€
Their particular hybrid of hip hop and glitch has been rewarded with a recent run of shows all across the east coast, and theyâ€™re looking forward to their slot at Manifest this month. Quite a fitting platform for a band of their nature, itâ€™s one that just canâ€™t come quick enough for Lore Crew.
â€œWeâ€™re really looking forward to getting out there and also looking forward to the camping â€“ we havenâ€™t really done it for a long time. I canâ€™t wait to be there â€¦ I expect to see a lot of different music but Iâ€™m mainly just looking forward to being there and drinking and having fun.â€
Live, they promise to be a bit of a spectacle. With the same commitment and attitude they approach making music, their live show is well prepared.
â€œYou can expect to see three rappers, a DJ and a dude on sampler and also on Ableton and guitar. We play a bit of live, glitchy riffs with heaps of rhymes â€“ weâ€™re a hip hop band making sure weâ€™re having fun and we try to make sure that everyone else does as well.â€
The varied nature of the music theyâ€™re making reflects their diverse line-up, with the many musical styles present within the group combining well.
â€œEveryone has a view, we always talk stuff over with every decision and that way we are all heard and each have some input into things in a sort of group discussion. We also run our own record label - Moistlab Records - which just released its first compilation of Aussie glitch-hop and dubstep tracks.
â€œAnd, while we are essentially a hip hop band, weâ€™re always pushing ourselves to incorporate more of these sorts of elements and further develop our sound.â€
Although humble with the success theyâ€™ve enjoyed recently, theyâ€™re already looking to the future with a move to brighter pastures on the cards.
â€œWeâ€™re looking into migrating to Victoria next year to have fun and hopefully tap into the music scene down there.â€
LORE CREW PLAY MANIFEST, WHICH TAKES PLACE THIS WEEKEND AT BESTBROOK MOUNTAIN RESORT SEPTEMBER 23-25.