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Secret Sounds is excited to announce that fearless, NY five-piece band Phony Ppl are heading back to Australia this October, hitting up stages across the country with dates in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.
Comprised of the cream of Brooklyn’s young musician crop, each member of Phony Ppl was raised on exposure to the greats, from Mandrill to Bossa Nova, and most importantly with wings for exploration and self-discovery. After several different iterations of the band, and honing in on their sonic cornucopia, Phony Ppl takes pride in their genre-less sound. Throughout the years, their music offerings have dabbled in experimental splashes of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, reggae, soul, rock and many more sub-genres.
Their debut full-length album Yesterday’s Tomorrow, released in 2015, included the gem “Why iii Love The Moon”, which received critical acclaim from The New York Times, NPR, Rolling Stone and more. Their following album mō’zā-ik (Mozaik) released in 2019 was a dynamic body of work, transcending classification and time, featuring tracks “Way Too Far” and “Before You Get A Boyfriend”.
The long journey to the band’s latest album Euphonyus started when on tour in 2019. Things started to heat up in 2020 during their set on Megan Thee Stallion’s “NPR Tiny Desk” where the artists previewed their collaboration “Fkn Around” which ultimately went viral. Shortly after, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the band’s album plans but saw the release of “On My Shit” ft. Joey Bada$$ and the track “Nowhere But Up” which was made on Zoom through screen sharing.
Euphonyus was released late last year, three years in the making, and takes its title from the duality represented by their connection to the people (You – Phony – Us) and the most literal definition of the word “pleasing to the ear”. The band’s sonic approach to the album is to connect the dots between the different feelings each song provides, housing tracks that are danceable, vibrant, and joyful under the same roof as songs that are laced with sadness, sorrow, and lust.
Euphonyus encourages listeners “don’t think, just feel”. With the help of an eclectic roster of features from the likes of JoJo, Kaytranada, Leon Thomas iii, The Soul Rebels, and more.
Currently playing shows across the US including a recent stop at NY’s The Governors Ball Music Festival, Phony Ppl will head to Australia off a residency at New York’s famous Blue Note Jazz Club. Get ready to groove to R&B and hip-hop group Phony Ppl live this October.