With old-school groove with new-school cool, Rotten Hill Gang achieve a sonic F-Bomb with the censored (yes censored) version of ‘Partys Ova’. It takes a special kind of artist to pull that off, and, in this case, several. But it is done is a gloriously splendid style with a smooth rhythm and singalong type lyrics like a middle finger to the establishment in a form of civilized retort. The track haunts over with some lyrics by delivery then slams you in the face with the next cadence delivery of the verse like a staccato-stiletto to the ear. Bravo!
About Rotten Hill Gang
Formed in a heartbeat within the cracks and back alleys of Ladbroke Grove and Portobello, evolving over a lifetime from Powis Square to Times Square. Rotten Hill Gang are a perfect example of the whole being greater than the sum of their parts. A W11 based collective of street poets and classically trained musicians thrown into a room to record and film the chaos in an attempt to make music and TV exciting again. With a no fear attitude of “achievement is the belief in the imagination.”
Based around a backbone of:
- Gary McPherson AKA Dirty White../bass/DJ/Street star/vocals
- Rotten Red West AKA Redskin../Rapper/Poet/Wordsmith
- Martin Hallett AKA Mallett../Drum/Perc/Vocals/programmer
- Gus Robertson AKA BeetleGus../Guitars/vocals/Selector
The album also features Hollie Cook and Annie Bea, two stunningly talented writers/performers and Fjokra Mac, the multi-instrumentalist who can pick out a tune with his teeth.
Over the last twelve months, this cast of mavericks have performed and recorded with a huge array of artists including, members of The Clash, Sex Pistols, Blondie, The Slits, Ian Hunter (Mott The Hoople), Beth Orton, The Jim Jones Revue, The Computers, Richard Archer (Hard Fi), Tapper Zukie, Dawn Penn, Max Romeo, Shingi (The Noisettes) and Earl Slick whilst Don Letts and Paul Oakenfold have deejayed at RHG events, the latter remixing ‘Might As Well Quit’ from RHG’s debut album. Film-makers Julien Temple, Roger and Tom Pomphrey have also been around to film the action, the list really is endless.
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All this, of course, is Rotten Hill Gang blowing smoke up their own arses. But it’s not just them, the word is catching on that this band has got something worthwhile. You don’t have to believe another boring bio, just take a listen to this mesmerizing album that is sure to be the soundtrack to many festivals this Summer, dig in and turn it up. TEACH PEACE.
SOURCE: Official Bio