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Justice Crew member John Ruela Pearce said the band was thrilled to showcase fresh material at the National Multicultural Festival.
Crew flies in for festival high
Fans have been eagerly awaiting
Justice Crew s first full album for five
years, but finally Live By the Words
has been released.
It has taken fans some time to get
their hands on the 12-track, but the
constant stream of chart-topping
singles put out by the band have kept
The six-man urban dance act I nows
all set to headline the National
Multicultural Festival, held from
February 13 to 15.
John Ruela Pearce, half of the high-
voltage Ruela Peace twins alongside
his brother Len, said the group was
excited to share their new material
with its Canberra audience.
"For us it s something a bit
different," he said. "For people who
don t follow us or know what we do
it s a chance for them to come down
and see us, which is cool."
The 23-year-old said singles were
all the rage in a music industry focused
on the digital sale of individual tracks
but creating a full-length record had
enabled the band to mature.
"Travelling to America to push Que
Sera and Boom Boom they [the record
label] asked us if we had more songs
and an album so it s great we have
accomplished it and have that in our
back pocket," he said.
"We will always be releasing singles
as we have been doing but we want to
create more albums because we found
it really matures us as a group and as
Ever ambitious, Justice Crew have
cut an authentically international
album, again reaching out to
established names in the R&B, hip-
hop and pop realms.
Former Brit Cash Money rapper and
vocalist Jay Sean co-wrote Boom
Que Sera has input from MAGIC!
frontman Nasri and his Los Angeles-
based production vehicle The
Messengers, which counts Chris
Brown, Pitbull and Iggy Azalea among
its song credits. RoboPop, famous for
masterminding Lana Del Rey s Video
Games, produced Rise & Fall.
Justice Crew also reconnected with
Aussie hit machine DNA Songs,
whose records for Nathaniel,
Samantha Jade and Jessica Mauboy
have dominated the airwaves.
Along with the party tracks which
have boosted their careers, Pearce said
the album featured something new for
fans -- a range of catchy acoustic-style
"The last song on the album Ride
until the sun, it has that acoustic feel
but I really like the melody and it s
really fun to sing along to," Pearce
"Mike Posner sent over Ilovemy
life which we loved and will most
likely be our next single release."
1 Eddie Izzard will bring his
massive Force Majeure
world tour to Australia after
taking it to 25 other countries
on five continents. Head to
Llewellyn Hall on Saturday
from 8pm to find out why
Izzard is regarded as one of
the most acclaimed
comedians of his generation.
Tickets $89.90 at
2 The 2015 Bald Archy prize
celebrates its 22nd year
and will launch at Watson
Arts Centre on Saturday.
Created in 1994, as a spoof of
the more serious competition,
the showcase offers artists of
all styles an opportunity to
display works ranging from
the hilarious, to the bizarre
and vulgar. It opens on
Wednesdays and Saturdays
from 10am to 4pm until
March 7. Tickets $5.
3 Tim Hulsman will pop into
Alternative Bookshop on
Wednesday from 7pm as part
of his 2015 Dead Man's
Garden tour. Check out his
newest materials before he
heads out Goulburn to gig at
the Australian Blues Music
Festival this weekend.
4 The National Portrait
Gallery is kicking off a
series of February films
relating to the In the Flesh
exhibition. Explore the
concept of humanness
through The Matrix this
Saturday, followed by Tim
Scissorhands, Still Life and
Stranger than Fiction. The
free screenings will be held
from 2pm every Saturday
throughout the month.
5 Mother & Son revives the
treasured Australian Logie
television show and delivers
all the same dysfunctional
family fun on stage. Maggie's
longsuffering second son,
Arthur Beare, has high hopes
for romance but his
philandering brother Robert
and mother have other plans.
The show runs until
Wednesday, February 11.
Tickets $75.90 to $99.90 at
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