11 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

In his 2012 breakout single “Dear Science”, Victorian rapper Seth Sentry praises researchers for inventions such as the light bulb and the iPod, but laments their inability to create a hoverboard. “I guess Back to the Future was a dick-tease,” he sniffs, before rapping, “I drew a little rough design on a serviette/So now all you have to do is make it work and s**t.” It’s down-to-earth humour like this that makes This Was Tomorrow such a compelling debut album. His laidback, deadpan delivery and relatable lyrics are at odds with the self-promoting posturing for which hip-hop is renowned. A waiter for 10 years prior to the success of This Was Tomorrow, Sentry vents on his former occupation in “Thanks for Your Hospitality” (“customers complaining like I give a f**k”) with a storytelling skill that reflects his childhood passion for creative writing.

EDITORS’ NOTES

In his 2012 breakout single “Dear Science”, Victorian rapper Seth Sentry praises researchers for inventions such as the light bulb and the iPod, but laments their inability to create a hoverboard. “I guess Back to the Future was a dick-tease,” he sniffs, before rapping, “I drew a little rough design on a serviette/So now all you have to do is make it work and s**t.” It’s down-to-earth humour like this that makes This Was Tomorrow such a compelling debut album. His laidback, deadpan delivery and relatable lyrics are at odds with the self-promoting posturing for which hip-hop is renowned. A waiter for 10 years prior to the success of This Was Tomorrow, Sentry vents on his former occupation in “Thanks for Your Hospitality” (“customers complaining like I give a f**k”) with a storytelling skill that reflects his childhood passion for creative writing.

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