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.
Kickstand Productions Presents
with Regulate, Raw Brigade, Hold My Own
April 14, 2023