Not to end up being confused using the children’s artists from the same name, the Bumblebeez (known in the U.S. as Bumblebeez 81) hail from Braidwood, a little city in Australia’s New South Wales place, and build a cut’n’paste collision of loud hip-hop and rock and roll. Producer/vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Chris Colonna may be the architect from the Bumblebeez’s fresh audio, although his sister Pia (aka Queen ViLa) frequently contributes raps and support vocals and his closest friend Surya has bass and electric guitar. Colonna began producing music when he was 13, but thought we would study artwork; in his this past year of artwork school, he gained a scholarship to wait New York’s Pratt Institute. While in Brooklyn, he immersed himself in his three passions: artwork, tennis (he performed on NYU’s golf group), and music. Along with an internship at Astralwerks, Colonna utilized the city’s hip-hop picture aswell as rock rings such as for example Yeah Yeah Yeahs as well as the Strokes. Both types of music up to date his own function: his laptop-created productions — which amount nearly 500 finally count number — veer between extra, syncopated, Neptunes-inspired hip-hop and humming rock music like “Ponyride” and “Stage Back again,” both which had been among the monitors he submitted towards the Take a flight Music Competition and Triple J Unearthed Contests in 2002. The Bumblebeez earned both contests and released their debut EP, White colored Printz, early the next yr. The EP received U.K. distribution later on that year; in the meantime, Colonna and business kept occupied playing Australian celebrations, including Splendour in the Lawn, and completing their 1st full-length. The Bumblebeez produced their U.S. debut, as Bumblebeez 81, in summer season 2004, liberating Printz — which mixed White Printz using the U.K. solitary Crimson Printz — through Geffen Information.