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Sami Cartwright
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Sami Cartwright

Indie, Pop (Young Singer, Ed Shearan, Acoustic guitar, ...)

Sydney, NSW

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V O E

Dance, Electronic, Metal, Punk, Rock ( #DnB, #Liquid, #DrumNBass, ...)

Adelaide, SA

From heart wrenching vocals to addictive melodies combined with bass heavy drops, V O E is some...


We Go On

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LORA

Electronic, Indie, Pop ( melodic, happy, Pop, ...)

Sydney, NSW

20 y/o singer songwriter from sydney


Define

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Finn Irregular

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Producer and beat maker from London, living and creating in Melbourne.


Summer Rains ft. Rara Zulu and Cazeaux O.S.L.O

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Smol Fish

Indie

Perth, WA


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Groovy Daughter

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Groovy Daughter!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

I started writing in 2017 when a school friend approached me with a project he was making for his sound production diploma. In the beginning, my sound was pretty heavy and very influenced by Hans Zimmer. His music was always something to cry to for me and I wanted my sound to give me that same release. Now that I have been able to manage my mental health a lot better my music can now reflect that. The inspiration and empowerment I feel from listening to soul is creeping its way into my writing process. I feel almost a sense of relief that I am able to make music like this, because it sounds like happiness to me, which means that I'm happy...

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

I think it's a tie between my own journey with mental health and powerful female soul voices, Think Erykah Badu, Kaiit, Celeste etc...

What can punters expect from a Groovy Daughter live show?

Well before it was pretty stripped back and intimate, mostly just myself. But now that I feel myself leaning into a more distinct sound I'm ready to add some finger slappin bass (shout out to Brodie Breidthann for that beautiful bass in 'Harsh') and soul-fuelled drums. 

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

It was actually from a therapist I see. She always reminds me that my music and this journey is for me, I'm here because I enjoy it. I often find myself overwhelmed with what people will think or say, or like or hate about me and my music, so to have this reminder in my back pocket really keeps me grounded.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

'Miss Shiney' by Kaiit. I LOVE EVERYTHING SHE DOES.

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

'When The Lights Are Out' by s.wells. His voice is mesmerizing, one of my favourites in the Canberra scene. 

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

'No Other High' by Touch Sensitive & Electric Fields.  

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Does it count if it's online? cause the Love Divide Sessions from Kirkland were insane <3 

Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you.

Canberra's music scene is something else. The excitement and support from everyone to everyone is something to be so proud of. The pride is huge and we all wear it with honour. Citizen Kay is always someone who inspires me, his open mind and incredible creativity makes his studio a very safe space to just experiment and try new things. Billy Bianchini from Warm Water is also someone who inspires me, he has been able to make the whole process of creation to release an incredibly seamless and surreal experience. He and his team are amazing at representing and supporting the Canberra scene.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

Keep making music that makes me feel good and hopefully make a lush veggie garden :) 

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GALVANIZE

Indie, Rock (Sound Garden, incubas, tea party, ...)

Adelaide, SA

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All We Need

Punk, Rock (Green day, Anti Flag, The Flatliners, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

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half/cut

Indie, Pop, Rock ( #dream-pop, #ambient #post-rock #shoegaze )

Melbourne, VIC

pretentious melbourne dream-pop


Cricket

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Tabernacle

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop ( "Alternative "electronic"experimental"future"chill out )

Great Southern, WA

Praise the Lord


Eternity

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French Concession

Electronic, Pop ( avantpop, ArtPop, dreampop, ...)

Sydney, NSW

French Concession is an ethereal‐pop project based in Sydney.


Peak

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Seathru

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock

Illawarra, NSW

bitta this, bitta that


Good Attitude

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Haunting and fragile


HARSH

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LeSuits
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LeSuits

Indie, Rock (LeSuits, Mike Patton, The Cat Empire (on crack), ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Dear Anonymous
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Dear Anonymous

Indie, Pop (Bon Iver, Bertie Blackman, Lana Del Rey, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Liyah Knight

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Liyah Knight

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Sydney, NSW

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Liyah Knight!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?

All of my music is different, but all of it still feels like me. I'd like to think by the end of any given track there's a different perspective being offered. In terms of development it's just been a matter of experiment; writing a bunch of shitty songs before figuring out the right way to convey a message lyrically/sonically. 

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

Feelings and experiences that make me feel present or stuck. 

What can punters expect from a Liyah Knight live show?

Grade A energy and a healthy amount of dad jokes. I have really long limbs and people often don't expect it, so yeah heads up there too. 

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

"You might as well be present, because that's all you have right now" 

Someone actually dropped this gem at a party a couple weeks ago and it's my new favourite (bathroom line friend, if you're reading this, thank you!). Super obvious advice but I feel like sometimes it's so easy to forget about being present in the midst of future plans and past events! 

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

'Final Form' by Sampa the Great; that intro alone is triumphant enough to pull anyone out of a solemn slump. 

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?

Ha! The power of music. Stevan did a cover of 'Ain't No Sunshine', which I can guarantee will make you cry. 

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?

I am the most shameless hype person so I am playing all my friends' music, kicking it off with 'Throw it Back' by Manu Crooks and B Wise. 

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

I saw Boy Soda at the Soda Factory and he kicked a speaker off the stage. It was sensational.  

Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you.

I'm lucky enough to work with a lot of people that inspire me. Diesel is a great role model for any young musician. I think society sells us this narrative that drug use and partying is an integral part of the creative process, so to be in a session with an OG Australian musician sipping kombucha and making bangers, it's eye opening/gives me some perspective. 

Also places like the Lord Gladstone in Chippendale, and a Little Lagos in Enmore. These places are like extensions of the music; places that show genuine and ongoing support for local artists. 

What are your plans for the rest of 2020?

Sweet f*** all if I'm being honest. I feel like I haven't seen my family in a hot minute between work and sessions, so probably just bug them all summer!  

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Beckah Amani

Indie, Pop ( chill"acoustic, Melodic Soulful Pop, Deep Soulful Acoustic, ...)

Gold Coast, QLD


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