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Tomas Henry Gaynor (born 21 February 1991),[1] better known by his stage name Allday, is an Australian rapper from Adelaide, South Australia.[2] Allday became active in 2011, when Gaynor began uploading his music for free online. Following his works becoming increasingly popular, he moved to Melbourne to pursue a serious career; although, as of February 2017, he is now based in Los Angeles, California.[3] His works have been influenced by acts such as Silverchair, Frank Ocean, and TLC.[4] Allday released his debut album, Startup Cult, in July 2014 to Australian audiences. Startup Cult achieved success and reached number three on the ARIA Charts.[5] Gaynor sometimes raps under the alter ego MC Disturbance.

Allday
Birth nameTomas Henry Gaynor
Also known asMC Disturbance, Alldeezy
Born (1991-02-21) 21 February 1991 (age 28)
OriginAdelaide, South Australia
GenresHip hop, indie pop, pop, indie dance, alternative hip-hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2011–present
LabelsONETWO Records, Wind-Up Records
Associated actsIlly, T3, Mikey Hundred, Tigerilla, Mallrat, Blak3, Troye Sivan, Asta, Skizzy Mars, Gill Bates, Erik Sanders, Cam Meekins, Tyne James-Organ, The Veronicas
Websitealldaytunes.bandcamp.com

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Life and careerEdit

Tom's mother is from England. He previously attended Mercedes College in Adelaide.[citation needed]

2011–15: Early life and Career origins, mixtapes, Loners Are Cool and Startup CultEdit

Gaynor previously played in a punk band at school called sissycunt, which generated his interest in music.[2] He began producing works under the Allday name in January 2011, after dropping out of art school. He went on a national tour of Australia in May/June 2014. Labelled the Right Now National Tour, he held concerts in Western Australia, South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. His debut album to be released in-stores nationally was Startup Cult in July 2014, which a week after its release reached number 3 on the ARIA Albums Chart.[5] It was supported by a headlining tour around Australia.[6] In December 2014 he released the single "Wolves" featuring Sunni Colón.[7] He featured on Tasmanian singer Asta's song "Dynamite" in 2015. Gaynor has also performed stand-up comedy. He was a runner-up for the 2011 Raw Comedy national final.[8] In 2015, he was featured on the Troye Sivan song "for him." on his album Blue Neighbourhood, which was released 4 December 2015.

2016–2017: SpeedingEdit

On 23 June 2016—after a delay from his new label, Wind Up Records—Allday released "Monster Truck", which was produced by Cam Bluff, one of Allday's frequent collaborators.[9] On 15 July 2016 he released the lead single from his upcoming second album, the single was premiered on Triple J and is called "Sides" (featuring Nyne). Allday later released the single "Send Nudes" on August 24, 2016 which hit the top ten on the iTunes hip-hop charts. Allday released his fourth single of 2016 on December 15, titled "Raceway". In March, Allday announced his second studio album, titled Speeding, and released a third single "In Motion", with fellow Australian producer Japanese Wallpaper.[10] The album was released on April 21, 2017. He toured his album "Speeding" around Regional Australia with Arno Faraji and Kinder as supports.

2018–present: Starry Night Over the PhoneEdit

In November 2018, Allday released "Wonder Drug", the lead single from his third studio album.[11] The album, titled Starry Night Over the Phone, was released on 12 July 2019.

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions
AUS
[12]
Startup Cult 3
Speeding
  • Released: 21 April 2017
  • Label: OneTwo (ONETWO005)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming, LP
6
Starry Night Over the Phone
  • Released: 12 July 2019[13]
  • Label: OneTwo (ONETWO008)
  • Formats: CD, digital download, streaming, LP
7
[14]

Extended playsEdit

Title Details Peak chart positions Certifications
AUS
[12]
A Skateboard Soirée (with C1)
  • Released: May 2012
  • Label: AllDay
  • Format: Digital download
Loners Are Cool
  • Released: 5 April 2013
  • Label: TeamTrick (TEAM02)
  • Format: Digital download
18

SinglesEdit

Title Year Certifications Album
"Claude Monet" 2013 Non-album single
"Right Now" 2014 Startup Cult
"You Always Know the DJ"
"Wolves"
(featuring Sunni Colon)
"Dynamite" (featuring Asta) 2015 Non-album single
"Monster Truck" 2016 Non-album single
"Sides"
(featuring Nyne)
Speeding
"Send Nudes" Non-album single
"Raceway" Speeding
"In Motion"
(featuring Japanese Wallpaper)
2017
"UFO"
(Mallrat featuring Allday)
2018 In the Sky
"Wonder Drug"[11] Starry Night Over the Phone
"Protection"[13][18] 2019
"Lungs"[13]
"Restless"
(featuring The Veronicas)[19]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Allday's Tumblr page". Tumblr.com. 1 August 2014. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 2 August 2014. Q: When is your birthday A: 21.2.1991 im 23
  2. ^ a b Bacon, Erika (25 September 2014). "Where did Allday come from?". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  3. ^ Byzantine, Jimmy (3 July 2014). "Allday: "I'm not trying to bring anyone down"". ripitup.com.au. Rip It Up. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Triple J Unearthed".
  5. ^ a b McCabe, Kathy (23 July 2014). "Rapper Allday out to end 'boredom' of hip-hop shows with Startup Cult tour". news.com.au. News Corp.
  6. ^ Frangos, Daniela (14 July 2014). "Allday announces 'Startup Cult' Tour". ripitup.co,.au. Rip It Up. Archived from the original on 17 December 2014.
  7. ^ Newsitem 'Allday Wolves feat. Sunni Colón (Ladies' Sun Hat Edition)' on allaussiehiphop.com, 1 December 2014.
  8. ^ Tom Gaynor - RAW Comedy 2011. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 12 April 2015.
  9. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QN3-LiYMIis
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/hip-hop/7743573/aussie-cult-rapper-allday-stateside-breakthrough-new-album-interview
  11. ^ a b Newstead, Al (9 November 2018). "First Spin: Allday gets set for album #3 with 'Wonder Drug'". ABC. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  12. ^ a b "Discography AllDay". australian-charts.com. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  13. ^ a b c Newstead, Al (15 May 2019). "Allday announces album tour with stacked line-up, shares new track 'Lungs'". ABC. Retrieved 2 June 2019.
  14. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Albums". Australian Recording Industry Association. 22 July 2019. Retrieved 20 July 2019.
  15. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2019 Albums". ARIA. Retrieved 18 June 2019.
  16. ^ a b "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2018 Singles". ARIA. Retrieved 4 March 2019.
  17. ^ "ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2019 Singles". ARIA. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  18. ^ Newstead, Al (22 March 2019). "First Spin: Allday woozy new single 'Protection' is for the lonely hearts". ABC. Retrieved 6 June 2019.
  19. ^ Bleach, Thomas (7 June 2019). "Allday and The Veronicas hook up for new collaborations". The Music Network. Retrieved 10 June 2019.

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