Injury Reserve, a rap trio from Phoenix who recorded their debut mixtape in a dentist's office (and titled it 'Live from the Dentist Office'), have had an interesting journey from the suburbs to a coveted "A MINUS" from Robert Christgau, the "Dean of American rock critics," in his column for Noisey. From playing house shows to being played on Beats 1 Radio by Ebro. How did it all happen? What makes producer Parker Corey and rappers Stepa J. Groggs and Ritchie With a T special?
For Complex, it's their boundary-pushing, "DIY weirdness." For Billboard, their fashion sense and fearless honesty. Pigeons and Planes admires their group dynamic, calling them "one of the best new groups in hip-hop," while Mass Appeal nods to their cinematic vision. Anthony Fantano's interest in their ability to balance tradition with innovation is well-documented on the Needle Drop, where he published 8/10 reviews of 'Live from the Dentist Office' and last year's 'Floss'. The latter, a major breakthrough for the group with features from Cakes da Killa and Vic Mensa, is energetic, refined, and in Christgau's words, "the most unpretentious hip-hop you ever heard."
They moved their studio from the Phoenix dental office where Corey's grandfather practices to a house in Altadena, California. Following a sold out world tour, they inked a new deal with legendary A&R Hip-Hop as apart of Loma Vista Recordings & are prepping their debut studio album, self-titled, Injury Reserve, for a May release date.
06 Sep, 2019
Injury Release present their new track 'HPNGC', featuring JPEGMAFIA & Code Orange.
11 May, 2019
The third and final day of Brighton's The Great Escape festival in Brighton, again features many artists from the Primary Talent International roster.
Saturday 11th May:
...Gaffa Tape Sandy
...These New South Whales
...The Intergalactic Republic of Kongo
13 Mar, 2018
The SXSW music takes place around Austin, Texas from 12th-18th March and many Primary Talent International artists will be taking part. See the official SXSW website, for full scheduling details.
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead
|30 Oct 19||Phase One||Liverpool|
|31 Oct 19||The Academy||Dublin, Ireland|
|01 Nov 19||Fairfield Social Club||Manchester|
|02 Nov 19||Mono||Glasgow|
|03 Nov 19||Headrow House||Leeds|
|05 Nov 19||The Garage||London|
|06 Nov 19||The Fleece||Bristol|
|07 Nov 19||Mama Roux's||Birmingham|
|08 Nov 19||Patterns||Brighton|
|09 Nov 19||Le Badaboum||Paris, France|
|10 Nov 19||TRIX||Antwerp, Belgium|
|12 Nov 19||YUCA||Cologne, Germany|
|13 Nov 19||Bird||Rotterdam, Netherlands|
|14 Nov 19||Bitterzoet||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|15 Nov 19||Loppen||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|16 Nov 19||Taverna Brillo||Stockholm, Sweden|
|18 Nov 19||Parkteatret||Oslo, Norway|
|20 Nov 19||Turnzimmer||Hamburg, Germany|
|21 Nov 19||Kantine am Berghain||Berlin, Germany|
|22 Nov 19||Klub Hydrozagadka||Warsaw, Poland|
|23 Nov 19||Chapel Rouge||Prague, Czech Rep|
|26 Nov 19||Grelle Forelle||Vienna, Austria|
|27 Nov 19||Strom||Munich, Germany|
|29 Nov 19||Palace||St Gallen, Switzerland|