New Music Radar: Roulette, Church & AP

Presented by Red Bull

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Complex U.K. say they’re the future of New Zealand hip hop, and there’s no doubt that Church & AP are the most played and most talked about local rap act of the moment. With a national tour just weeks away, Church & AP share the brand new single Roulette, produced by their frequent collaborator Dera Meelan.

"We’re not trying to play it safe. We aren’t jumping on a new trend from across the ditch, or sticking to what we know," Church & AP say.

"We wanna be evolving constantly, ultimately hoping that it brings a new energy into the scene. So that’s where Roulette comes from. Us carving out our own spot."

When announcing the tour two months ago we predicted that this would be the last chance to see Church & AP before they get massive. Since then they’ve guested on BBC1 Xtra, played their first international dates in Europe, clocked up studio time on both sides of the Atlantic and they’ve just booked a slot at Western Springs supporting SIX60 in February. Things are moving fast for New Zealand's most exciting hip hop duo.

Roulette is out today on streaming services.

"Two ambitious Kiwis...Brockhampton’s favourite Kiwi rap duo" – i-D

"Equal parts nonchalant falsetto R&B, humid drum machine funk, and confident, clear-eyed punchlines, it’s an earworm sing-along with moody undertones." – DUMMY


Thursday 22 August, 2019 - Foundry, Christchurch, NZ
Friday 23 August, 2019 - Loco, Queenstown, NZ
Wednesday 28 August, 2019 - San Fran, Wellington, NZ
Thursday 29 August, 2019 - Totara Street, Tauranga, NZ
Friday 30 August, 2019 - The Others Way Festival, Auckland, NZ

tickets via Just The Ticket
Christchurch tickets via MONO
Auckland tickets via Under The Radar