In 2019, the Order wrote and recorded their debut single, ‘You Should Go to Therapy’ from a bedroom on the Southside of Brisbane. By some fortune, it caught the ear of Triple J’s Declan Byrne the day after its release and was played on Home and Hosed.
With eyes watching and ears listening, the misfits maintained stride with their sophomore drop, ‘Suburbia’. The clique managed to take their sound from a dingy share-house to the rest of Australia, with a Triple J Unearthed Video Premiere of the song, which now has over 25,000 views. Alongside the video premiere, the track was featured on both MTV’s Call & Response Hip Hop Show and RAGE.
It’s almost the end 2020 and the year’s already been bigger than ever for the boys. They performed alongside Cub Sport and Jaguar Jonze and were nominated for Best Hip-Hop song at the 2020 Queensland Music Awards (alongside Nerve and Camouflage Rose). They were also winners of Triple J Unearthed’s ‘NIDA Music Video’ competition for their song ‘Bruce Banner’, performed at the 2020 Brisbane Festival and were 1 of 50 artists announced for BIGSOUND50.
The Order did all of this while dropping their debut EP, ‘Chester’, in June, as well as throwing two back-to-back sold out house-party shows in celebration of their release. ‘Chester’ is made for the losers, the outsiders, the unsure and the spacey. It’s a collection of songs that represents the day-to-day lives of each misfit, whether that’s conveyed through sensitivity or self-centeredness.
Collectively, Injury Reserve, Duckwrth, JPEGMAFIA and Brockhampton have been the biggest influences for the boys, yet each member enters the Order from different planets of inspiration, enabling them to blend and brew their aesthetic and sounds. Professor Paul was raised on Rage Against the Machine, John Mayer and Logic, while melrose. looks to the likes of Amy Whinehouse, Nile Rodgers and Damon Albarn. Apollø draws from Anderson .Paak, DEAN and DPR-Live, while S.A.B is inspired by J Cole, SABA and JID.
If you haven’t figured it out yet, the clique’s name comes from one of the most iconic scenes in Star Wars cinematic history. A secret command by Sith Lord Darth Sidious executes “Order 66”, causing the annihilation of all Jedi by their own clone troopers. Much like Sidious, the goal for these four is galactic domination, so don’t be alarmed if you see a Grand Army gathering for Order Sixty6.