The UK hip-hop scene isn’t known for being the most adventurous of scenes, but as of late that seems to be changing. Subculture Sage may well be at the front of the UK’s new wave of experimental hip-hop groups in the near future, and their new track “Stories and Tales” is proof of why.

Taken from the upcoming self-titled EP, released August 25 via Twisted Hearts Records, the brooding track slides along with an arrogant grin.┬áThe London based rapper/producer duo are distinctively UK, but their sound is anything but typical. It’s clear from “Stories and Tales” that they’re above regurgitating stagnant sounds, and they’re genuinely interested in creating something new.

Listen to the premiere of Subculture Sage’s “Stories and Tales” below.