Modern Australian rock icon Adalita is best known as front woman for Australian indie rock band Magic Dirt. Spanning 18 years and 13 releases, Magic Dirt have cemented their status as one of Australia\'s best loved and highly respected live bands. In 2011 Adalita released her debut self-titled solo album to rave reviews and completed a national tour to packed houses across Australia, including a performance for His Holiness, The Dalai Lama in June 2011.
With the release of their debut album, Dear Hamlyn, Luluc has become a quiet sensation. Songs pared down to an essential core, the music of Zoë Randell and Steve Hassett is of austere and unadorned beauty. \"...the beautiful resonation of Randell\'s voice...disarms with a gracefulness that is the very
In three short years Horrorshow have gone from an underground hip hop buzz group to one of Australia's most promising prospects. With two acclaimed albums, multiple tours and sellout shows, as well as some European support slots, this early-20s is well and truly on the rise.
Melbourne Unearthed winners Husky have received great recognition from music lovers, radio and media around the country with their single \'History\'s Door\'. It is the first taste of their dreamy, infectious sound with their new album, \'Forever So\' due for release in October, 2011.
Sound the alarm! Australia’s high-powered, high energy, Dub, Dancehall, Reggae, DnB, sub bass vessel Dubmarine have been rocking stages with their high-energy stage show, and unique music. Dubmarine are fronted by the vocal gymnastics of indigenous superstar and Gangulu man D-Kazman.
Recently signed to Arts & Crafts, Vancouver's Jakarta are nearing completion of their debut full-length album with producer Colin Stewart (Black Mountain) and mixer Gareth Jones (Depeche Mode, Grizzly Bear, Interpol). This is their first visit to Australia.
Gossling (aka Helen Croome) was discovered by Triple J after drawing attention as an Unearthed artist with debut EP ‘If You Can’t Whistle’. Her sophomore EP, ‘Until Then’ as well as some high profile tour supports & sold out headline shows have solidified her reputation as an artist to watch.
Sietta are an electronic soul duo from Darwin, made up of producer/instrumentalist James Mangohig and vocalist Caiti Baker. Having just launched their debut album The Seventh Passenger through Elefant Traks they are currently touring the country supporting the HERD and illy.
Blue Mountains Hip Hop trio Thundamentals have enjoyed their share of critical acclaim from both their debut EP and debut album ‘Sleeping On Your Style’ that has seen them dominate ‘Next Big Things’ lists, festival stages & radio airwaves in the last 18 months. New album ‘FOREVERLUTION\' out July 29
70’s inspired psych-rock opal STONEFIELD spent 2010/11 playing festivals & their first (sold out) headline shows. With tracks Foreign Lover & Through the Clover loved by triple j & XFM (UK) they moved from the fields of rural Victoria to the stage of Glastonbury. A new vinyl A-side soon to come.
In what is going to be one of the most hotly anticipated independent releases of the Summer, Brisbane\'s favourite indie posters (now based in Melbourne), Intercooler are back and looking forward to the future with their new long player. WAR AND PEACE is on the horizon for September.
After dropping everything to focus on their music in 2010, Redcoats released their debut single Dreamshaker in March 2011. After a national tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Redcoats returned home to sell out their first headline show. Their debut EP is out July 29.
Comprised Andrew Gillespie, Antony Brown and Tobias Messiter (Scarymother) with Lucius Borich (Cog), and Jon Stockman (Karnivool).... \"This Debut Album is one of the most interesting and well crafted local alternative rock releases in recent times.\" James O\'Toole, Inpress Magazine
After 22 years at the helm of New Zealand’s most loved rock band, Shihad frontman Jon Toogood has built up a treasure trove of musical connections. Lucky for us they have now collided, resulting in one hell of a project.
Together barely a year this dark indie six-piece delicately balances the deep theatrical croon of lead vocalist Valdis Valodze with the uplifting qualities of violin and piano. With rousing choruses, dark lyrics, and refined and restrained composition, the talent of this band well belies their youth
It’s been a minute since Sydney artist Jonathan Boulet released his excellent debut, self-titled album. The last year and a half has seen Boulet fill his spare time with more than the odd project here and there. Boulet has produced a cluster of local acts and produced and mixed his own 2nd album.
My favourite live artists like Springsteen, Tom Waits, The Clash, The Who all play and played like their lives depended on it. They take you somewhere else. That\'s the kind of honesty and intensity that I\'m striving for... And anthems to wrap your voices around and pump your fists to.
Andy Bull is an alt-pop singer songwriter from Sydney best known for "singing like a girl" (his words) and his song "Dog" (from The Phantom Pains EP) which features the haunting vocals of Lisa Mitchell and earned a coveted place in Triple J's Hottest 100 this year.
The Cairos are Awesome. They have played a silly amount of shows in the past 2 years. From stadiums (mostly with Powderfinger) to small venues (mostly by themselves and to themselves). Sometimes they even get played on the radio. Any chance to see The Cairos live, is a chance you should take.
CALLING ALL CARS were handpicked to open for AC/DC on their Black Ice Tour. Debut album Hold Hold Fire was released in 2010 and six singles received high rotation on triple j – Animal; Not Like Anybody; Hold Hold Fire; Disconnect; Run Away and Reptile from their second album Dancing With A Dead Man.
Street Chant have done support slots in NZ for Dead Weather, Black Lips, 3ds, Datsuns, The Fall and played Laneway Festival & Big Day Out. They've played CMJ 2010 and SXSW 2011 and some additional LA, NYC, Washington and Aus shows. Their album "Means" received radio on CMJ network and in NZ/Aus.
The Chemist clocked in a solid year of touring this past year in support of bands such as Birds of Tokyo and Boy & Bear plus numerous festivals and a headline tour of their own! Now tucked in at home, they are writing an album to follow up their two acclaimed EP\'s which we should see early 2012.
Imaginary Cities was born in a club called The Cavern, in between sets. This new group, founded in a chance meeting is now readying to introduce their debut album, Temporary Resident in early 2011. They are a band that is fast becoming one of Canada\'s most talked about new bands.
Since thrashing onto the scene and releasing their initial demos not more than a year ago, Gold Coast surf punk duo Bleeding Knees Club have been touted by JJJ as one of the most promising acts to emerge out of Australia at the minute.
Melbourne rock band The Vasco Era features vocalist and guitarist Sid O’Neil, his brother and bassist Ted O’Neill, and drummer Michael Fitzgerald. Hailing from the coastal town of Apollo Bay, the boys recall playing to packed out living rooms before hitting actual stages around Australia.
DZ DEATHRAYS are an indie/thrash/punk 2-piece from Brisbane who create a blend of driving monster beats firing over an avalanche of guitar. Armed with the smell of sweat and alcohol and with a taste for mayhem and carnage, their live show is a treat for all of the senses.
Last Dinosaurs songs have a uniquely tropical feeling; blending infectious pop hooks with driven indie-rock sounds and sensibilities. They have shared the stage with some of the best local and international acts and are set to release their greatly anticipated debut album in early 2012.
Butterfingers chief songwriter & front man Evil Eddie (Bris) returns with his unique mix of distorted guitars, monster truck beats & sharp lyrical humour. After playing sold out shows up & down the coast of his home state of Queensland on the strength of only 2 singles, this act is not to be missed. - EVIL EDDIE PLAYS WEDS 7TH SEP @ THE TEMPO HOTEL - BIO... Hailing from what rural Queenslanders commonly refer to as ‘The Big Smoke’, Brisbane born Evil Eddie, along with the help of a vocal and dedicated fan base, looks set to become the next big winner on the cult variety show “Bundamba’s…Read more
4 young men from the Gold Coast are Woe & Flutter. Woe & Flutter write folk-rock, punk and garage tunes with the gusto and pathos of a young James Chance. Unearthed has liked them, and others soon shall follow. The world is kind to Woe & Flutter.
From the sequins she adores to her heart quenching tunes, Ruby Frost is a pop talent who looks to the likes of Bjork for inspiration. The Kiwi songstress won the Session I Pop Category of the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting comp & is finishing her debut album with US producer Chris Zane (Passion Pit).
The Jungle Giants are a band that have quickly grabbed the attention of industry and fans alike. Forming in late 2010, 2011 has seen the band play shows with bands like Last Dinosaurs and Ball Park Music, have their singles played on national radio, as well as release their debut self-titled EP.
Dressed with sequenced electronic lines and backed by an explosive live 3-piece drenched with lush vocals, pounding drums, melody-soaked guitar and his signature Theremin sound, Pluto Jonze is what the 60’s would’ve sounded like on another planet.
Trial Kennedy\'s second album Living Undesigned wields as much grunt and guts as it does gravitas. A bare-boned rock record, but one with soul and heart, the album is significant step up for the band, and has been received with open ears from fans and industry.
Loon Lake are a five piece from Melbourne that play what a music journo might call 'high-energy garage indie-pop with catchy melodies', but the boys themselves call 'smiley, loose and fun'. They recently released their debut EP ‘not just friends’, featuring singles ‘in the summer’ & 'into the office'.
Adding sass to the smoky, sultry sounds of a bygone era, Lanie Lane (pronounced “Lannie”) is an undeniable talent who draws on the past and plants it very firmly in the here and now. Channeling the grit of Billie Holiday, Lanie Lane is creating her own golden age.
After a long stint in the U.S., Jordie Lane returns home with a brand new album 'Blood Thinner', a unique turn away from his critically acclaimed studio debut, Sleeping Patterns."He's delivered an intimate, beautifully sombre record that shimmers in the glow of earthy Americana"-Rolling Stone (4 stars)
Amaya Laucirica's music is driven by an inimitably beautiful voice melded with widescreen arrangements. Her latest album 'Early Summer' was Triple J's Feature Album in late 2010. Since then, Amaya has opened for Blonde Redhead (USA) and has toured nationally with Adalita (Magic Dirt).
The Laurels are a four-piece from Sydney. They create luscious, complex and dangerous psychedelic shoegaze that is as mesmerising on the stage as it is on record, and recently released their debut EP 'Mesozoic' to much acclaim. "The Laurels are one of the most compelling bands around right now.'' 4 stars - THE AGE
As The Dead Leaves fall together on this powerful debut album, they weave their own enigma. Their debut \'Cities On The Sea\' is a majestic album that conjures its own panorama of emotions. An immersive experience that engulfs the sum of its parts drawn from every well, from Joy Division to Johnny Cash.
emma louise burst on the scene in 2011 with her debut EP Full Hearts And Empty Rooms. It went straight to Number 1 in the AIR charts where it remains after 12 weeks. Single Jungle is a triple j favourite and already has over 150,000 plays online gaining plaudits and interest from around the globe.
Busby Marou is making a serious impact on the Australian music stage. Jeremy Marou, a proud Torres Strait Islander is a unique and rare musical talent. Combined with Thomas Busby’s distinctly Australian way of sharing stories has developed into a unique natural Australian song writing flavour.
On stage or on record, The Medics are truly something to behold. An exhilarating blur of passion and movement, the band bring an all-too-rare sense of urgency to their music that’s underpinned their emergence as one of the country’s most genuinely exciting new bands.
With an arsenal of radio tunes behind them, Ball Park Music have become known for their ruckus ways and impressive stage shows. Look a little further and you’ll find an equal dose of substance waiting in the wings. It’s pop music at its very best; spontaneous, meaningful and infectious.
Mike Noga is the drummer for critically acclaimed Melbourne band The Drones. With the release this year of his second solo album \'The Balladeer Hunter\' Noga has been garnering much acclaim himself with critics declaring him \"one of Australia\'s most talented new singer-songwriters\" - Inpress Magazine
International Buzz in LA on Australian band The Novocaines rocketed into overdrive when their track Cup Of Coffee was featured in the hit movie Scream 4. The band is highly acclaimned in Australia for their energetic live shows and indi success with several tracks on receiving triple J airplay.
After calling it quits in February 2009, The Getaway Plan reunited for charity in September 2010- playing two shows at the 1,200 capacity Billboards. The shows gave the band the life and energy they were missing 18 months prior, and they have now returned as a full time recording and touring band.
World's End Press make widescreen pop music as danceable as it is lovable. Renowned for their wild live shows, the band create enough on stage energy to power a small nation. WEP have spent 2011 touring relentlessly, reducing every room to a seething mass of sweaty bodies and uninhibited movement.
Originally from Auckland, NZ, The Psychs are a refreshing blend of Motown, 60’s pop and soul. Taking influence from a wide range of 50’s / 60’s acts including Marc Bolan, The Who, The Sonics, Mary Wells, Marvin Gaye and The Beatles to name but a few.
Numbers Radio are a hi-energy rock band hailing from Brisbane. In 3 short years they\'ve produced several Triple J hi-rotation hit’s earning them the right to tour with Aussie greats including Birds of Tokyo, Airbourne, Jebediah, and many more. Come September and album #2 will be ready to roll.
City Riots have a kicked many musical goals since their inception. Their enticing pop charm was revealed in late 2008 and since, have endlessly toured both Australia and the US, playing SXSW, CMJ and supporting the Smashing Pumpkins in Australia. An EP with \'In My Head\' will be out this September.
Less than 12 months since their debut show for family & friends in a beach-side forest outside of Sydney, Jinja Safari return with their new EP ‘Mermaids & Other Sirens’, featuring the single “Hiccups”, which they are releasing for free, track by track.
Tom was a strummer. Jo was a drummer. Tom and Jo jammed in Jo\'s living room. Tom and Jo had fun and they thought their music was alright. Tom and Jo recorded a few songs, and decided they should be a band called Big Scary, even though it\'s not very big, or scary.
In the age of 3:30 digital singles, The Paper Scissors are cutting against the grain with their new album \'In Loving Memory\'. \'In Loving Memory\' is for lovers of long-form albums, the record brings together a range of influences and topics to create a truly international rock soundscape.
Brisbane's Little Scout spin joyful dream-pop tunes woven with beautiful female led vocal melodies. The band have recently supported Belle and Sebastian, The New Pornographers, Camera Obscura and Holly Throsby. Debut album is out Aug 5 2011.
The ten members of Brisbane's Inland Sea are bound together by a love of complex harmonies and song writing. Since forming in early 2010, they have won hearts with their luscious five-part vocal harmonies, interwoven instrumentation and lyrical sincerity.
In 2009, their album “The Sheepdogs’ Big Stand” was nominated for a Western Canadian Music Award for Independent Album of the Year, and the band was nominated for Artist of the Year on XM radio’s The Verge. With no intentions of letting up, 2011 sees The Sheepdogs touring across North America spreading the good word while continuing to write and record in their home studio.
The Rescue Ships is Brian Campeau and Elana Stone's new project. At once complex and immediate, it's their modern take on folk, rock and pop. Brian’s last album was called “genuine genius” by Drum Media and Elana is described by the Age as “one of the best singing voices in the country.”
Eagle & The Worm\'s live show is a big-dynamic, loose ended fanfare. Spotlighting the E street band, David Byrne and Beefheart, they refashion their own sound that is truly exciting. Expect classic rock balladry, country heartbreak and psychedelic meltdowns. Their debut LP \'Goodtimes\' is out now.