Run To Damascus have been a thing for about an hour and we’ve done their first interview

I Forget, Sorry! is a collective of people and groups who make ‘alternative’ hip-hop music in Sydney. Probably their most notable member is Loveable Man Chance ^_^ Waters, who’s now signed to Island Records / Universal Publishing and is working on his third album. It’s also got Mind Over Matter on it and they’re a hardworking and generally quite lovely group of people.

What many don’t know is that Chance’s manager, IFS co-founder Luke Girgis, is a not-too-shabby rapper too. He went under the name Coptic Soldier for a while before deciding he wanted to do something a bit different. In comes Jon Reichardt, who’s worked with pretty much everyone in I Forget, Sorry! and Run To Damascus is born. Congratulations to it. I will provide it with gifts of frankincense and myrrh.

Anyway they’ve literally popped their first single on the internet this morning and it’s brilliant. Chance Waters executive produced it. It’s called Hide and Seek and I wanted to know more about it, so Luke answered some questions for us and gave us a little embed thingy for you to have a squiz below.

Where was your best hide and seek spot as a kid?
Inside the washing machine, until mum caught me and I got in heaps of trouble.

Which is better: 44 Home or Hide And Seek?
Tough question, I think 44 home is a lot more underground and more competitive so I think I only ever played it a handful of times as kid, Hide and Seek was the go to. If I had to pick, probably 44 home, but Hide and Seek is a classic.

Where exactly was this all recorded?
At Chance Waters house, dude has a very sweet and humble set up!

Name every instrument we can hear in it.
Cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell, cow bell.

Explain Chance’s role as EP?
He is the executive producer, Jon and I take him the finished song to record, he records us and adds his little touches/ideas along the way. He also mixed the whole track, he’s a bit of a genius.


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