Hedluv + Passman

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Hedluv + Passman
Hedluv + Passman performing at Farmfest, Somerset, 2010
Hedluv + Passman performing at Farmfest, Somerset, 2010
Background information
OriginRedruth, Cornwall, England
Years active2007 (2007)–present

Hedluv + Passman are a rap duo from Redruth, Cornwall, England. They perform "Casio rap", a genre where lyrics are laid over simple homemade beats. Their song "the future!" was used in the opening credits to Rhys Darby's comedy series Short Poppies.[1]

Launching in 2007, the duo were quick to make the BBC Radio 1 playlist[2] and, after touring in Brazil in 2008,[3] played Glastonbury Festival in 2009.[4] Also in 2009, Hedluv the Musical was awarded "Film of the Festival" at the Cornwall Film Festival.[5]

In 2012, they performed at The Gilded Balloon for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Advertised as comedy, their show received mixed reviews, with The Guardian saying that 'their combination of demented commitment and catatonic defeatism [made] for an oddly mesmerising hour'.[6]

Early life[edit]

Hedluv and Passman met while attending Trewirgie Junior School, and became friends. They were in the same tutor group in Redruth Community School, and they both studied Music at Truro College. Their first live music performance was on 16 June 2001 in The Bassett Arms, Redruth, as the creative core of the indie band, Dumb Self.


Cosmic Sounds[edit]

Hedluv's solo album, Cosmic Sounds was released in October 2007, to excellent reviews from The West Briton and God Is in the TV Zine.[7] The cover was a photograph of a Casio MT-65, which is used in their live shows.

We Came Here Not for Gold[edit]

We Came Here Not for Gold was released in 2011, the title being a line from the film, Nude on the Moon. It received a three-star review from God Is in the TV Zine.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

  • Cosmic Sounds (2007)
  • We Came Here Not for Gold (2011)


  • "Christmas Rappin'" (2008)
  • "M.I.C" (2017)


  1. ^ "Short Poppies". IMDb.com. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Radio 1 - Huw Stephens - Tracklisting". BBC. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Centro Cultural da Juventude ] » CCJ Independente 2008 :: O Cãozinho dos Teclados". Web.archive.org. Retrieved 21 May 2020.
  4. ^ "Boardmasters Local Acts". BBC.co.uk. Retrieved 10 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Cornwall Film Festival". Archived from the original on 8 July 2011. Retrieved 19 August 2010.
  6. ^ "Hedluv and Passman – Edinburgh festival review | Culture". The Guardian. 13 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  7. ^ "Hedluv - Cosmic Sounds". Archive.godisinthetvzine.co.uk. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2015.
  8. ^ "Hedluv + Passman – We Came Here Not For Gold". God Is in the TV Zine. 27 June 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2011.

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