Maintaining a presence around the haunts of Perth while hard at work in the studio, Marksman Lloyd is about to make certain 2017 is his biggest year yet with the release of his superb new single NOMO.
Featuring production courtesy of Jia Lih and taken from the upcoming EP Portals – the follow up to 2014’s Rewrite The Ending EP that thrust Marksman onto the national touring circuit – NOMO is a straight out jam that takes aim at our need for recognition and the psychological and substance issues we are plagued by as a result.
Marksman enjoyed a huge 2016 by winning the WAM award for best hip-hop song with ‘Pause’, while his single ‘Seven Laps’ was launched to a sell-out crowd and amassed further triple j and national radio support, surpassing 250,000 Spotify streams in the process. Marksman then supported Drapht on his Australia wide album tour along with fellow rising star Dylan Joel.
Boasting a resume that now includes shows in the U.S and Singapore, Marksman has shared the stage with international artists Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Action Bronson, P-Money and Blu & Exile. In addition to Drapht, Marksman has also supported Oz acts including Illy, Horrorshow, L-FRESH the LION and joined Peking Duk on stage at Stereosonic in front of 15,000 people.
After spending the first half of 2017 playing some of the biggest shows of his career including the Perth International Arts Festival as well as supporting heavyweights Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Drapht, Thundamentals and joining Seth Sentry on his ‘Play It Safe’ tour, Marksman is about to spend the second half releasing and touring his strongest material to date.
‘Portals’ EP is out September 1 via Firestarter Distribution feat. ‘NOMO’, ‘Seven Laps’ and ‘Pause’.