Australian hip-hop vanguards the Hilltop Hoods have shared a previously unheard cut from their upcoming new album, Walking Under Stars. Titled The Art of the Handshake, the ARIA Award-winning crew leaked the track online after bargaining for 20,000 Facebook likes from their fans.
“Who wants to hear something from Walking Under Stars? 20,000 likes on this post and we’ll drop something TODAY,” the Hilltop boys wrote, with fans promptly mobilising to bestow their Aussie hip-hop heroes with just under 21,000 likes. The reward for their efforts soon came via SoundCloud.
“Wow. Jeez. Thank-you. This is kind of a big deal. When we leaked [Rattling the Keys to the Kingdom from previous album Drinking from the Sun] we asked for 5000 likes and didn’t expect to get it. So 20,000 is crazy,” the band wrote, along with a link to track four from the highly anticipated Walking Under Stars. It’s also been revealed that their new album will feature former labelmate Drapht.
Listen: Hilltop Hoods – The Art of the Handshake
Gallery: Hilltop Hoods – Homebake 2012, The Domain, Sydney 08/12/2012
Listen To 'The Art Of The Handshake', The First Cut From Hilltop Hoods' New Album - Music Feeds
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