On 14 December 1988, 4ZZZ was taken off air and forcibly evicted from its UQ premises by the then student union executive, headed by one Victoria Brazil. The move prompted many previously apolitical students to take a firm stand against the move and to rally support for the station. While Zed was not to return to the premises its' volunteers had helped hand-build, unprecedented community support saw the station live to fight another day.
SCHOOLFIGHT is a 6-piece mix of righteous Australian hip-hop, infused with dirty funk under tones and smooth three-part crooning verses. On-point flow, addictive keys and solid bass lines that are as big as they are bad-ass, perfectly combine with sweeping trumpet and chugging guitar tones to create a powerful sound that dominates the recorded and live domains.
Evidence lies with the success of the band’s first EP, which broke onto the scene in early 06’. ‘Big Man on Champers’ features the now classic ‘Local Heroes’, which received bulk play on Triple J and remained on Brisbane station 4ZZZ’s ‘Top 100 Most Requested’ playlist for four years running.
As the 2012 release of their second album ‘Curse Of Work’ received national attention on Triple J, as well as local devotees 4ZZZ, “The Fight” well and truly proved themselves as the ‘worst kept secret in Aussie hip-hop’. Their large and loyal underground fan-base followed them throughout Australia as the band drew sell-out crowds in local venues stretching from Cairns to Byron Bay.
Schoolfight are currently working on their latest EP "Ease On Summer", with the first single ‘Australia’ due for release in late April 2014. On March 22nd of this year, they were asked to support the legendary Jurassic 5 when they sold out their Brisbane show. The crowd’s reception said it all – Schoolfight had nailed another international support slot. The live debut of ‘Australia’ created a 700-strong crowd sing-along, cementing confidence that they’ve created another hit.
Years of hard work have earned ‘The Fight’ a reputation for high-quality, tight production. Their professionalism and laugh-out-loud onstage antics are renowned within the local scene, making them an icon within the Brisbane hip-hop establishment. You can’t help but groove when the boys get up and do their thing.