RDGLDGRN-Lootin' In London ft. Angel Haze (Video)

RDGLDGRN’s progression to international acclaim will be no surprise to frequent OTU readers, and the praise and co-signs keep on rolling in. With both Dave Grohl and Angel Haze featuring on this track’s audio, that’s only going to grow.

It’s another anthemic track from the trio, but one with a much moodier, more intense undercurrent that moves away from their more jovial, upbeat style. The instrumentation has an engulfing harshness, with the driving guitars taking the production somewhere between indie and heavy punk, whilst the comparatively slowed-down percussion adds a head-nodding hip-hop quality to prevents the track getting lost in the blistering guitars. Green’s raps are well-delivered again, taming a ferocious production with consumate ease, whilst the infectious hook anchors the track with its defiant, singalong nature. It’s a move into the motivational and rebellious side of the rock-rap style, a hybrid sound they can now claim to have delivered in several guises with skill and consistency.

Their long-term fans know they’ve got a great love for football, and they’ve incorporated that quite organically here. Featuring two opposing teams, the aggressive instrumentation and brash raps would suggest a violent confrontation brewing, and its fitting to instead see the clip conclude with a game of football between the two factions. Another potential radio favourite. Available now.

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RDGLDGRN, Pharrell and Dave Grohl In The Studio (Video)

In the near-4 year history of this site, I have never felt more personal pride about an act we’ve worked with as I have with these guys. Having supported them since our birth, I daresay we’ve become friends over the years, and that goes beyond common interests-it’s because they’re incredibly gifted, and have the right views and understandings of music. Now, they’re working with the likes of Pharrell and Dave Grohl, two of the most well-known names in worldwide music, and benefitting from global radio play and exposure. It goes to show that the dedication to their craft paid off, and it’s great to see such deserving guys get this kind of buzz.

It’s only the beginning, of course. One look at this video will tell you that they’re destined for even more, with both Grohl and Williams full of genuine praise for the trio, and it’s not only a superb insight into their influential opinions, but also on the collaborative processes that took place and the resulting products. Of course, the latter can be found on their EP, available now on iTunes, and be sure to catch the guys on tour out here in Europe next month.

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