Randa & The Soul Kingdom have just released their new single and music video ‘Put Your Hands Up’. They have also announced a run of tour dates to celebrate the release. “The song is about claiming your freedom, your right to express yourself as you wish without judgement regardless of your age, race, gender, class. It reflects the time we’re in now and still fighting for. Being of Palestinian descent and raised mainly in Australia, I felt I could write about this from first hand experience” – Randa Khamis.
Based in Perth with two albums out on London’s Freestyle Records, this 6-piece have established their reputation playing at festivals across Australia and Europe. Their raw, high-energy sets ignite dance floors, often sending audiences into a frenzied Soul Train. In their career to date the band have supported the likes of Lionel Richie, Sharon Jones& The Dap Kings and The Cat Empire (to mention a diverse few.)
Their first single ‘Not Gonna Let You’ was licensed to hit TV show ‘Skins’ in 2011, receiving over 100, 000 plays on YouTube. Their single ‘2048’ was recently nominated for the 2019 Western Australian Music Song Of The Year. Randa & The Soul Kingdom have recently been bunkered down in the studio working on their new album that is set for release in 2020. New single ‘Put Your Hands Up’ (available for download on all major online stores.) The band have also released a limited edition 7-inch vinyl.
RANDA AND THE SOUL KINGDOM
October 10th – The Espy, Melbourne, VIC Free Entry | 18+ only
October 11th – Bar 303, Melbourne, VIC Tickets available at door | 18+ only