Thundamentals

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Thundamentals
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Background information
Also known as Connect 4
Origin Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia
Genres Australian hip hop
Years active 2008 (2008)–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website thundamentals.com.au
Members
  • Morgs (Morgan Jones)
  • Jeswon (Jesse Ferris)
  • Tuka (Brendan Tuckerman)
  • Poncho (Kevin Kerr)
Past members
  • Tommy Fiasko
  • MC Ruthless
  • DJ Clockwork

Thundamentals are an Australian hip hop group originating from the Blue Mountains region bordering the metropolitan area of Sydney. The members are currently Tuka, Jeswon, and Morgs.[1][2] They have released two EPs and four full-length albums, the first being their self-titled EP Thundamentals in 2009, followed by Sleeping on Your Style in 2010, Foreverlution in 2011, So We Can Remember in 2014, and Everyone We Know in 2017. Thundamentals toured extensively around Australia during this time, headlining their own tours and also with international and local acts such as A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi (of Outkast), MF Doom, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, Drapht, The Herd and many more.

In the Triple J Hottest 100, 2012, Thundamentals' Like a Version recording of fellow Australian Matt Corby's "Brother" came in at number 49.[3] The original "Brother" placed number 3 the previous year in Triple J Hottest 100, 2011. In the Triple J Hottest 100, 2014, three of their tracks were voted into the countdown: "Something I Said", "Quit Your Job" and "Got Love". In December 2016 the group announced their new record label, High Depth. they also announced that their fourth studio album, Everyone We Know, would be released in February 2017 as the first release on the label. Thundamentals' track "Think About It" came in at number 82 on the Triple J Hottest 100, 2016.[4]

History[edit]

Band origins: 2008-2010[edit]

Before becoming Thundamentals, the band consisted of DJ Morgs, Tommy Fiasko, MC Jeswon, MC Tuksnatch, MC Ruthless and DJ Clockwork, and was called Connect 4. Today, the band consists of DJ Morgs (Morgan Jones), MC Jeswon (Jesse Ferris), MC Tuka (Brendan Tuckerman) and DJ Poncho (Kevin Kerr).[2] In 2009, they released their first album Sleeping On Your Style.[citation needed] DJ Lee Hartney from The Smith Street Band went to one band practice in 2009, but decided to give up his DJ career in favour of playing guitar. In 2010, Thundamentals featured at Festival First Night in Sydney.[5]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
AUS
[6]
Sleeping On Your Style
Foreverlution
  • Released: 29 July 2011
  • Label: Obese Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
64
So We Can Remember
  • Released: 2 May 2014
  • Label: Obese Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
3
Everyone We Know
  • Released: 10 February 2017
  • Label: High Depth
  • Formats: CD, digital download, vinyl
2

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Thundamentals
  • Released: 20 September 2008
  • Label: Obese Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
iTunes Live From Sydney
  • Released: 15 December 2009
  • Label: Obese Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Album
AUS
[6]
"Move It Up" 2009 Sleeping On Your Style
"THUNDA" 2010
"Paint the Town Red" 2011 Foreverlution
"How You Been"
(featuring Jace Excell)
2012
"Smiles Don't Lie" 2013 So We Can Remember
"Noodle Soup"
"Something I Said"
(featuring Thom Crawford)
2014 66
"Quit Your Job" 91
"Got Love"
(featuring Solo)
"Missing You"
"Late Nights" 2016 97 Everyone We Know
"Never Say Never"
"Think About It"
(featuring Peta & The Wolves)
93
"Wolves" 2017
"Sally"
(featuring Mataya)
"21 Grams"
(featuring Hilltop Hoods)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

Music videos[edit]

Title Year
"Move It Up" 2009
"THUNDA" 2010
"Paint the Town Red" 2011
"How You Been"
(featuring Jace Excell)
2012
"My Favourite Song"
"Rattling The Keys To The Kingdom"
(Hilltop Hoods)
"Smiles Don't Lie" 2013
"Noodle Soup"
"#YearOfTheThundakat"
(with Geedo Co.)
2014
"Something I Said"
(featuring Thom Crawford)
"Quit Your Job"
"Got Love"
(featuring Solo)
"Missing You"
"Late Nights with Thundamentals" 2016
"Never Say Never"
"Think About It"
(featuring Peta & The Wolves)
"Wolves" 2017
"Sally"
(featuring Mataya)

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Album
2008 "Payday"
(The Tongue featuring Thundamentals)
Redux
"Timeless"
(Dialectrix featuring Thundamentals)
Cycles of Survival
"Jack n the Box"
(Two Toes featuring Thundamentals & Dialectrix)
Cooking with Caustic
2012 "Brother"
(originally by Matt Corby)
Like a Version Eight
"Better Alive"
(The Herd featuring Thundamentals & Sky'High)
Better Alive EP
"All the Above"
(Illy featuring Thundamentals)
Bring It Back
"Thunda Heights High" Summer Heights High – Remixes
2013 "Just You Wait"
(The Tongue featuring Thundamentals & Ngaiire)
Surrender to Victory
2014 "Modern Day Messenger"
(Daily Meds featuring Thundamentals)
Sour Milk

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