Sydney-based spoken word artist Candy Royalle released a new video live on YouTube before her tour of Melbourne that starts tonight at Mother Tongue.

The new track, ‘The Will of the People’ features L-FRESH The Lion and Kween G, and is in tune with the insurrectionary style we saw when she featured at events like Sweetalkers.

224455_242405169124899_1547775_nCandy said, “I’m really excited to be heading down to Melbourne – it’s been 18 months since I last performed on a stage down there. I love the scene, it’s so vibrant and the community is always so supportive. I’m going to be doing heaps of new work and look forwards to sharing it with my family down south.”

Her tour starts tonight at Mother Tongue before performing at events such as Slamalamadingdong and the Dan O’Connell Hotel.

Mother Tongue 6 featuring Candy Royalle and Jessie Ray
Friday, June 14 @ 7.30pm / Physically Natural Studio, 1/393 Smith St, Fitzroy (enter via Kerr Street) / $15-12 (open mic performers free) / Women Only Open Mic

Art Party featuring Candy Royalle, Fleassy Malay, ReVerse Butcher and other non-spoken word artists
Saturday, June 15 @ 7pm, Norm, 34 Breese Street, Brunswick / $12

Slamalamadingdong Open Slam Featuring Fury and Candy Royalle
Thursday, June 20 @ 7.30pm / The Bella Union, Trades Hall, cnr of Victoria and Lygon Street / $15-12 (ticketed) / Open Slam

“Write, Breathe, Perform” – A workshop with Candy Royalle
Friday, June 21 @ 6.30pm / 1.1 Architects Space, 34 Niagara Lane, Melbourne / $25-20

Hares & Hyenas Present PERFORMOETICS The Melbourne Edition featuring Candy Royalle, Romy Hoffman AKA Macromantics, ReVerse Butcher & Brigitte Lewis
Thursday, June 27 @ 7.30pm / Hares & Hyenas, 63 Johnston St, Fitzroy / $15-10

Dan Poets featuring Candy Royalle
Saturday, June 29 @ 2pm / The Dan O’Connell Hotel, 225 Canning Street, Carlton / Free / Open Mic

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah

Benjamin Solah is a writer, poet, spoken word artist, activist and the Director of Melbourne Spoken Word. He grew up in Western Sydney before calling Melbourne home in 2008, where he's performed since 2010 around Melbourne's regular spoken word and poetry nights including Passionate Tongues, The Dan Poets, Voices in the Attic and House of Bricks as well as the NGV and White Night. He's released a chapbook, broken bodies, and two spoken word albums, Duel Power with Santo Cazzati and The World Doesn't Make Sense EP.
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