Four states, 10 stops, and just over a month later, Birdz has finished supporting legendary hip hop crew The Funkoars on The Mad as Hell Tour. Birdz was the key support for the tour, supported at each stop by local talent. TOUR STOPS: ACT – Canberra – TRANSIT BAR 15/6/16 NSW – Sydney – BALD […]
A.B. Original are set to make a very special keynote appearance at Australia’s biggest new music conference and showcase, Bigsound, this September. Briggs and Trials will be in conversation with Lindsay “The Doctor” McDougall and will follow the talk with a live show on the same evening at The Elephant Hotel. As if that […]
Briggs and Trials, together as A.B. Original, have announced that they will release their debut album “Reclaim Australia” – a name that brilliantly lampoons and ridicules the far-right political group – later this year. A.B. Original write songs in the spirit of rap royalty like N.W.A and West Side Connection, while lyrically bringing attention to […]
A.B. Original set triple j breakfast alight when they took over the show on Wednesday July 6 to celebrate NAIDOC Week. During the show Briggs and Trials played their favourite tunes by Indigenous artists, with Trials proclaiming they put up, “three hours of very good music, very black music, celebrating black excellence, which is what […]
Hot off the back of winning the Australia Council’s Dreaming Award, Nooky has released “The Greatest”, featuring Jimblah. Jimblah has also appeared on Birdz’s recent track “Rise”. In “The Greatest”, Nooky lets the world know he’s aiming for the top, and that his mission in the world is clear. With a fierce loyalty to his […]
Reko Rennie is a multimedia artist who explores his Aboriginal identity through various contemporary mediums. He is a member of the Kamilaroi/Gummaroi/Gamilaraay tribes from the Hunter River area in New South Wales, and is now based in Fitzroy. His submission to the Archibald Prize 2016 was a portrait of Briggs, which depicts him standing in […]
The Australia Council announced the ninth National Indigenous Arts Awards last week. Our very own Nooky won the national Dreaming Award based on his artistic merit, his excellence and his strategy for his career over the next twelve months. Chosen by a group of senior Indigenous leaders within the arts sector, Nooky will use this award to […]
New video from Birdz featuring Jimblah and produced by Joelistics “Rise”. “Rise” is the new single from Badtjala MC, Birdz. Birdz describes “Rise” as an ode to overcoming adversity and an introspective that draws from his experience as a son and as a young father. Enlisting the soulful prowess of prominent Hip Hop artist and […]
New interview with Briggs on BBC World News.
More new music from Briggs & Trials AKA A.B. Original with Caiti Baker “Dead In A Minute”.