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Formed in 2019, Sydney’s SPEED is an injection of vital energy into the hardcore scenes of both Australia and the world at large with a clear-cut mission: To positively grow the hardcore scene by challenging cultural norms, embracing diversity, and promoting compassion across political and racial lines. The majority of SPEED’s members are of South-East Asian descent; drawing strength from their diverse cultural perspectives. Their ‘Gang Called Speed’ EP debuted at #5 on the ARIA charts - an unprecedented placement for a Australian hardcore release - also earning international and local praise from The Fader, Rolling Stone, NME and Complex. The band were later nominated for ‘Unearthed Artist of the Year’ at the prestigious triple j Awards, also earning nominations for ‘Record of the Year’ and ‘Best Video’ at the FBi Radio’s SMAC Awards. SPEED’s national tour to support the EP - supported by global skate brand Vans - sold out completely in one day. Their ferocious and high-intensity live show has already established SPEED as an essential live act, with footage of the band’s show at Sound & Fury festival in Los Angeles going viral with over 35 million views, earning coverage on tastemaker pages like No Jumper, GRM Daily and Worldstar Hip-Hop. Also working closely with local streetwear brands and musical crews from the worlds of hip-hop and electronica, SPEED embodies the messages of inclusivity and cultural unity that are as foundational to hardcore as the music ever was.

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