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Hyro Da Hero - Birth, School, Work, Death

Amy Bangs
Amy Bangs 5 April at 14.00
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Rap-rock never sounded so good...

Self-described as ‘gangsta rock’, Hyro Da Hero fuses rap, punk and rock, but shuns sampling for a backup band comprising members of At The Drive-In and The Blood Brothers. Naturally, the lyrics are Hyro’s main draw, deconstructing the modern hip-hop scene from materialism and artificial status on ‘We Still Popular’, until its soul, passion and forward-thinking ethos resurfaces on ‘A Conversation With Hip-Hop’. That’s innovative as a hip-hop record alone, but the riffs, breakdowns and complex time signatures thrown into ‘Sleeping Giants’ and ‘Ghetto Ambience’ lend the album a raw, live feel that’s groundbreaking for any genre.

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08 - MANCHESTER Club Academy
09 - GLASGOW King Tut's
10 - SHEFFIELD Corporation
11 - LEEDS Cockpit
12 - STOKE Sugarmill
13 - BIRMINGHAM VUDU
14 - MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
15 - NOTTINGHAM Rescue Rooms
16 - NORWICH Waterfront
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19 - BRISTOL Thekla

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