Urthboy (Tim Levinson) is an award-winning Hip Hop artist from Sydney, who just dropped his fifth studio album ‘The Past Beasts Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat”.
Urthboy’s first solo album Distant Sense of Random Menace was released in 2004, but it was 2007’s The Signal that kicked things up a notch. The first single ‘We Get Around’ cracked the top 25 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and it received two AIR Award nomination, a j Award nomination, and was shortlisted for the Australian Music Prize (AMP).
Celebrating the government’s apology to the Stolen Generations in 2008, Urthboy worked with GetUp to re-imagine the song ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’, at Paul Kelly’s personal request. The song helped raise over $100,000 for Indigenous run health and education programs.
In 2009 Urthboy released his third solo album, Spitshine, which was shortlisted for the AMP, won Best Hip Hop Album at the AIR Awards and received an ARIA nomination.
Urthboy reunited with Hermitude and Count Bounce in 2012 for Smokey’s Haunt, which was also nominated for a j award for Australian Album of The Year and Rolling Stone Awards for Best Independent Release and Album of the Year. In early 2013 it was nominated for the AMP, Urthboy’s third consecutive nomination—one of the select few artists to consistently get shortlisted.
After a break and the birth of his daughter, Urthboy released ‘Long Loud Hours’ (featuring Bertie Blackman) his first official single in 3 years. Finally, on March 4, 2016 Urthboy released his new album The Past Beats Inside Me Like A Second Heartbeat.