30H!3 are set to make their UK live debut this year supporting âI Kissed A Girlâ singer Katy Perry.
Described by Rolling Stone as a mix up of block-rocking beats, hip-hop trash talk and pop hooks, theyâre certainly making a name for themselves quickly. The two members Sean Foreman and Nathaniel Motte come from Boulder, Colorado, said to be the capital of hippies, hempwear and hummers. They first connected when they discovered they had a mutual man-crush on Buck 65 in their University of Colorado physics class, 3OH!3 have been packing out clubs with their hip-hop hardness, electro eroticism and 80s pop pabulum. Imagine JJ Fad getting down with Justice, or DMX getting all Depeche Mode on you, and you might have a clue of the kind of sonic blasphemy 3OH!3 is bringing.
Their Photo Finish/Atlantic records debut âWANTâ â which will be out in the UK later this year, was produced by Matt Squire (Panic At The Disco, Boys Like Girls). âWANTâ sees beatmaster Nathaniel Motte and MC Sean Foreman unleashing tongue-in-cheek rhymes and beats that incorporate â80s pop, electronica, and crunk hip-hop to deliver a knockout punch. The album is highlighted by the lead single, âDonât Trust Meâ â co-produced by Squire and up-and-coming hitmaker Benny Blanco (Spank Rock & Katy Perry). The single sold over 400K in the states making it a crossover smash. The album itself has done just shy of 100K, as well as selling over 820K individual album tracks.
The duoâs explosive live show, spiked with synchronised dance moves â whip crowds into a gang-sign-throwing, finger-licking frenzy- while the boys keep their tongues buried deep in their cheeks. This has earned them opening slots for artists as diverse as The Faint, Snoop Dogg, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Warped Tour.
They will be playing with Kagty Perry on the following dates:
Wed Feb 25 2009 ACADEMY Manchester 0161 275 2930
Thurs Feb 26 2009 KOKO London 0844 847 2258
Fri Feb 27 2009 KOKO London 0844 847 2258