Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of checking out Rokyøøt’s debut track ‘Big Time’, it’s safe to say I haven’t forgotten their prodigally fresh sound since then. The London based artists combination of guitar hooks and rhythmic rap flows isn’t something that easily alludes your memory. Rokyøøt’s latest track My Statement is a resounding offering of Alternative Hip Hop that could only have ever been born out of London. If the Arctic Monkeys think they’re conceptual with their latest album they may need to check out Rokyøøt to see how a successful Indie Hip Hop crossover works. If they can pack that much of a punch with a two minute track, I’d love to hear what they can lay down in an extended track. The recording quality of the track may be a little Lo Fi but for me that just seems to add to the infinite texture of Rokyøøt’s ever evolving sound.
You can check out Rokyøøt’s latest track My Statement on SoundCloud now and join me in the bitter-sweet anticipation for their next release.
Review by Amelia Vandergast