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Today, Walker & Royce release part 1 of their new No Big Deal Album, out now via Dirtybird Records. Featuring recently released singles ‘Cheap Thrills’ with Barney Bones and ‘Stop Time’ with Glass Petals and Elohim, No Big Deal (Part 1) arrives with the announcement of Walker & Royce’s anticipated sophomore album, due out in 2024.
A rowdy 4-track introduction to the playful and cheeky spirit of Walker & Royce’s forthcoming album, No Big Deal encompasses the bombastic, no-holds-barred style that has shaped the duo’s sound. Emblazoned with the boisterous, unruly nature of their over-the-top signature, No Big Deal is expressed through the lens of Walker & Royce’s party-starting mindset. From the overzealous basslines of ‘Let’s Live It Up’ to the sharp, tech-driven synth stabs of ‘Cheap Thrills’, Part 1 is a sonic rollercoaster that features new collaborations with Indian-Canadian hip-hop artist Harm Franklin, South Central vocalist Barney Bones, and comedic musician Reggie Watts. Vocally-led and full of personality, Part 1 is as bold and brash as the duo themselves, and will leave listeners excitedly awaiting the next phase of No Big Deal.
No Big Deal (Part 1) arrives amidst Walker & Royce’s headline tour that will see them perform at New York’s Knockdown Center, Denver’s Mission Ballroom, and Chicago’s Radius, along with festival stops at Seismic Dance Event and PROPER NYE.
No Big Deal marks a welcome homecoming for Walker & Royce, who released their debut album Self Help on Dirtybird in 2017 and made their most recent appearance last year with ‘Feel The Vibe’. Prior to returning to Dirtybird with No Big Deal, Walker & Royce saw their biggest year yet with collaborations alongside Diplo and Channel Tres (‘Diamond Therapy’), and Aluna (‘Playing Wit Ya’). The boys have long generated a following with their quirky house sound and playful aesthetic, collaborating with the likes of Chris Lake, Claude VonStroke, Nala, VNSSA, and Ardalan for releases on Higher Ground, Black Book Records, Club Sweat, and their own Rules Don’t Apply Records.
Walker & Royce invite the flock to indulge in their new No Big Deal (Part 1) EP out now and grab tickets to their No Big Deal Tour this Fall.
No Big Deal (Part 1) Tracklist
1. Let’s Live It Up (w/ Harm Franklin) 2. Cheap Thrills (w/ Barney Bones)
3. Get Down Down (w/ Reggie Watts) 4. Stop Time (w/ Glass Petals & Elohim)
Walker & Royce Tour Dates
November 3 – Frost Amphitheater – Stanford, CA November 4 – Culture – Washington, DC November 10 – Seismic Dance Event – Austin, TX December 8 – Vanquish – Minneapolis, MN December 14 – Myth Nightclub – Jacksonville, FL December 15 – The Vanguard – Orlando, FL December 16 – Believe Music Hall – Atlanta, GA December 31-January 1 – PROPER NYE – San Diego, CA January 25 – Trio – Charleston, SC
January 26 – TBA – Nashville, TN
January 27 – Radius – Chicago, IL
February 2 – Mission Ballroom – Denver, CO February 3 – Knockdown Center – New York, NY February 9 – Grand Rapids, MI
February 10 – Coda – Toronto, ON