What’s the best way to travel? A private jet, but coming a close second is a van and Newport’s finest rap group, Goldie Lookin Chain celebrate the most versatile and, arguably, sexiest vehicle you can own on their new single, I GOT A VAN, released on Friday 22 September 2017 on Goldie Lookin Records.
Having previously announced ‘the office party to end all office parties’ this Christmas at Tramshed, Cardiff on Fri 8 December 2017, the GLC return to the English capital play OSLO, London on Sat 9 December 2017 to continue the merriment. Tickets available to book online now at See Tickets.
Taken from their upcoming, twentieth album, FEAR OF A WELSH PLANET, The GLC have dug deep for inspiration to pen I GOT A VAN and claim to have put 50%, maybe 53% effort into making it one of the best hip hop tracks ever heard.
Rhys from GLC explains the origins of a track that includes spotless rhymes, such as: It smells a bit like fish from the previous owner / He died in a smash he was an organ donor / Just like him I’m gonna give you my heart / as soon as I can get this van to start.
He says: “Basically, cars are well overrated and after The GLC got declined for presenting BBC’s Top Gear I couldn’t stand the sight of them anymore. If you look at Clarkson, Hammond and the other one anyway, it’s obvious that the only way to pull a smart girl these days is to have everything in one place and that means having a van. It’s vital.
“A van has got wheels, seats and an entire room in the back that could be used for sexy time or simply to watch Netflix on your phone. Also, The A Team had a van that was well lush and we grew up wanting to basically be The A Team of rap. Mission accomplished, I think you’ll find.”
With an infectious chorus to make van owners feel like Ferrari drivers, I GOT A VAN has all the joyous swagger fans of The GLC have come to expect, bouncing along over a speaker-bursting beat, strolling bass line and scratchy, disco guitars, Rhys, Eggsy, Mystical, Mike Balls, DJ Killer Tomato, Graham the Bear, Adam Hussain, Billy Webb and 2 Hats have turned an appreciation of the humble Ford Transit and VW Transporter (both good vans) into a work of infectious art.
The single features as just one of 16 soon-to-be classic, zeitgeist-capturing tracks to feature on the forthcoming album, traversing subjects as diverse as Netflix and road safety.
Having discovered the formula for the perfect hip hop track in a late night discussion with De La Soul, they promptly forgot what it was the morning after. As a result, the GLC’s went back to their well-worn, experimental drawing board to pen new tunes including ‘Chicken Soup’, which isn’t about soup, ‘Sex People’, a cautionary tale of not putting things where they don’t fit and the recently revealed track, ‘Bonk Eye’.
FEAR OF A WELSH PLANET is released on Friday 3 November 2017 (Digital /CD) and is available to pre-order now via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fear-of-a-welsh-planet/id1277668749
For all tour dates, release information, pre-release special offers, gifts and top tips on how to live a life that’s well safe, visit the GLC website at http://youknowsit.co.uk the band’s Twitter at https://twitter.com/theglc or on Facebook at https://en-gb.facebook.com/Goldie-Lookin-Chain-GLC-49504354687