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Hilltop Hoods Kick Off New Era With Cruisy Single 'Laced Up'

15 June 2023 | 3:29 pm | Emma Whines

"The idea for ‘Laced Up’ was inspired by an actual dinner I had with my wife when I was young and broke."

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Hilltop Hoods have today come out with another banger (is anyone surprised?) in the form of Laced Up, a catchy story-driven tune about priorities changing as we get older. 

On this latest single Suffa Says: "The idea for ‘Laced Up’ was inspired by an actual dinner I had with my wife when I was young and broke. We were at a pretty nice restaurant for Valentines Day, and I spent the whole time sweating about whether I’d actually be able to pay the bill or not. 

He continues, "I was working at a factory at the time and was struggling to make ends meet. The funny thing is that I would have had crisp, fresh kicks on, and I would have been confident that I had enough money for drinks. It’s just how your priorities are when you’re that age I guess, at least that’s how mine were."

Listen to the track below. 

Laced Up follows 2022 offerings, Show Business feat. Eamon and A Whole Day’s Night feat. Montaigne & Tom Thum, and is the third single to be lifted from Hilltop Hoods' forthcoming ninth studio album.

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This is the first track released for Hilltop Hoods this year, ahead of a massive UK and European tour that kicks off in June with headline shows at London’s famed Roundhouse, Melkweg in Amsterdam, Forum Karlin in Prague and Tonhalle in Munich, to name a few. 

The trio will also make festival appearances at the much-loved Summer Jam in Cologne, as well as Switzerland’s prestigious Open Air Frauenfeld, Europe’s largest hip-hop festival before racing back home for their exclusive Aus shows at Splendour In The Grass in Byron Bay and Spin Off in Adelaide. 

Later in the year, HILLTOP HOODS will hit the road again, heading to New Zealand for a four-date tour in early September, including Queenstown’s sold-out Snow Machine festival.

Purchase tickets to their upcoming gigs here



Sat 17 Jun  – Roundhouse - London UK

Tue 20 Jun  – Garage - Glasgow UK

Wed 21 Jun  - Academy 2 - Manchester UK

Fri 23 Jun  – Melkweg Amsterdam - Netherlands

Sun 25 Jun  - Festsaal Kreuzberg, Berlin - Germany

Tues 27 Jun - Arena, Vienna - Austria

Wed 28 Jun  - Forum Karlin, Prague - Czech Republic

Thur 29 Jun - Tonhalle, Munich – Germany

Sat 1 Jul  - Summer Jam Festival, Cologne - Germany

Sun 2 Jul -  Fabrik, Hamburg –Germany

Tues 4 Jul  - Im Wizemann, Stuttgart -Germany

Wed 5 Jul  - Zoom, Frankfurt – Germany

Fri 7 Jul - Openair Frauenfeld, Zürich - Switzerland 


Fri Jul 21 - Spinoff Festival - Adelaide SA

Sun Jul 23 - Splendour In The Grass - Byron Bay NSW


Fri 1 Sep - The Studio -  Auckland

Sat 2 Sep - Hunter Lounge - Wellington

Sun 3 Sep - Ngaio Marsh Theatre - Christchurch  

Thu Sep 7 - Snow Machine - Queenstown