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Jaguar Jonze

Featured Artist

2019

18

Nov

Jaguar Jonze

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Brisbane, QLD

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Jaguar Jonze.

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

Honestly, I guess it was a natural development of my multicultural background. I grew up listening to ballads on my mum's side, and country/folk music on my dad's side but then I would go and binge on alternative rock. So my sound just kind of evolved into this gunslinging, lamenting soundtrack which I use to show my personal emotions and adversities. 

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

I lost my close friend years ago, and he would always tell me that I needed to live life passionately. I didn't understand what that meant until he passed away. When he left, he left behind his soul in poetry, films, artworks and heartfelt letters. Although, I didn't grow up making and playing music, it suddenly became my way of dealing with the grief of losing him, and that's when I suddenly understood what he meant and I found my passion. Now, my greatest source of inspiration to make music is, that it keeps me sane and peaceful. 

What can punters expect from a Jaguar Jonze live show?

Well... I think the funniest write up I've seen is that the Jaguar Jonze live shows brings... "a manic stage presence, bending over backwards, writhing, crab-walking and altogether looking like she's possessed by some sort of musical devil." That sums it up pretty well, plus my band - Aidan Hogg, Joe Fallon and Jacob Mann are some of the most talented musicians and I'm super proud to have them by my side, they're a show on their own, but if you aren’t into manic possessed crab walking you can watch them instead haha. 

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

"The best revenge is success." I guess this year, I've dealt with a lot of misfortunes and it was so hard to try and keep getting back up when the environment around me was trying to continuously pull me back down. The advice was actually from a tinder match hahah but he had been seeing things on social media and we became good friends and that was one of the many pieces of advice he gave me and it stuck. I didn't want my trauma or other people's actions to define where I was going so that really helped keep me rolling. I honestly am so grateful and in disbelief about what I've achieved this year and the different places I'm in now. Like, the fact that I'm Feature Artist this week still blows my mind. ARGH THANK YOU. 

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

'Who The Hell Are You' by Madison Avenue.

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

'Into My Arms' by Nick Cave.

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

'Don't Call Me Baby' by Madison Avenue. I've used her twice, because she's just the medicine that you want to deny, but know it works.

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

It’s so lame because I've been on tour with Lime Cordiale and the last 3 shows were in Brisbane. On the last day we had 2 in one day, an all ages matinee and then an over 18s show. We were just lounging around in the green room when Lime Cordiale found out that 3 of the kids from the underage gig had missed out on the matinee show because they read their tickets wrong. So they put on a show just for these three kids. It was probably one of my favourite tour moments to walk into The Triffid and find Lime Cordiale doing a special show for these 3 kids that missed out. And I mean everybody was on board, including the monitor engineer, FOH, lighting engineer and obviously the whole band. It was so heartwarming, and we all cried in the greenroom afterwards once we realised how much it meant to those 3 kids and their parents. 

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

Actually the people in the Brisbane music community that inspire me the most at the moment are the ones behind the scenes. The sound techs, the guitar techs, the people who constantly work on their technical craft silently and then share it so generously to the bands who need it to put on these amazing shows. I don't know, I think it's something that I didn't realise was such a huge part of being in music until I started playing these bigger shows, I'm just so inspired by their wizardry.

What are your plans for 2019/2020?

We've just got touring left for 2019, I'm jumping onto the Hermitude Brisbane and Sydney shows this weekend to sing the Like A Version live, got another couple Lime Cordiale shows and a few festivals including.. FALLS FESTIVAL THANKS TO YOU GUYS UGHHHHHHH *animal noises*. But for 2020 it’s shaping up for an EP release, more singles and touring... abroad!!

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Catholic Guilt

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flowerkid

Featured Artist

2019

12

Nov

flowerkid

Sydney, NSW

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

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

I like to describe my music as my own personal diary. I sift through the inner feelings that i'm not able to describe and I filter that out into flowerkid. I develop this through listening to my inner voice and thoughts - I ask myself 'If this moment or feeling were in a film, what would it's soundtrack sound like?' I then shape my ideas around that.

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

Challenging myself with new experiences and visiting new places. Because with this comes new feelings, new memories, and new knowledge that could last a lifetime. With these things, I then am able to put myself into another perspective and/or time, and make my soundtrack.

What can punters expect from a flowerkid live show?

A completely surreal experience. I want my audience to feel like they are floating. I am always doing research into my audiences and finding the elements that make them feel!

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

My beautiful Mum told me, 'the positive energy you put into your world, is the energy you will receive back in times you need it.'

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

'Seaweed' by Hockey Dad.

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

'Eddy's Song' by Sticky Fingers.

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

'Say It' by Flume.

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

Not a gig - but I went the the music festival Listen Out. Such an incredible vibe. 

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

Sticky Fingers always manages to put me in a trance! They always stun me with their lyrics and their musical talent. I love listening to DMA's in the afternoon and on car rides - such a vibe.

What are your plans for the rest of 2019/2020?

Well my writing and creating never stops - so that is a constant for the new year. Before the end of this year, i'd like to finish up my new EP and a couple of singles, whilst exploring into some live performance scenarios. 

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Columbus

Punk, Rock ( Punk, Emo, Hardcore, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

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Pop, Punk (pixies, Bloodhound Gang, Guttermouth, ...)

Adelaide, SA

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Indie

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Rhythm Hunters

Roots (Te Vaka, Samba Sunda, Circle of Rhythm, ...)

Central Coast, NSW

BOI

Featured Artist

2019

4

Nov

BOI

( )

Newcastle, NSW

This week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring This That comp winner and pop queen BOI.

 

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

I have been creating music and writing songs for many many years, and I think what has allowed me to develop my sound was listening to an eclectic mix of music growing up, finding songs that liven up my body and energise me or songs that do the opposite and pull on my heart strings and evoke an emotional response and asking what is it about that part in a song that made me feel like that . When ever I make music now for my own solo project, for me it’s just as much about the lyrics as it is the beat and I think having really heavy, sassy brass sounds with gentle, lightly plucked strings create an upbeat Rythym to sing about something that is actually terribly sad, melancholic  (Sick of Loving you).

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

PEOPLE and PLACES. First things first I am one of those people who travels somewhere and doesn’t stop talking about “how beautiful” the place is. The environment I’m in directly affects my creativity and my creative output. Also people and stories, wether they are my own, or of someone else. It’s amazing to hear stories that move you, or make you feel inspired and a lot of the time I most enjoy writing with another person (producer) so I can get inspired by the sounds and beats getting made . Thats what I love about music though, songs can come to you at the strangest times. I heard KFlay’s “Sister” song when driving a few months ago. Its such a great song and for me that song inspired me to write a song for my sister - who in the past I wasn’t always the best of friends with - and I ended up writing a beautiful song for my sister after hearing that particular song.

What can punters expect from a BOI live show?

Expect the unexpected. HAHA. I can’t wait to perform at THIS THAT this weekend. What a TREAT. I’m definitely evolving my live show, it’s only been quite recently I’ve stepped up on the stage again so Im getting my groove back and building something wonderful that will give you an experience and not just a show. Im also such a lanky person, I manage to get so into the groove I move around the stage like a flappy flamingo - this is what you don’t want to miss.They’ll be fireworks, confetti cannons, dancing bears ….. yeah expect the un expected

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

“Finish every song “ - Unknown

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

Tracy Chapman - 'I’m Ready'

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

Crowded House - 'Fall At Your Feet'

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

The Living End - 'Prisoner of Society'

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

Went and saw A.GIRL at The Beresford (she’s a friend) and a killer artist. Check her out!

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

There are a lot of talented people in the Newcastle Community. Zackari Watt is someone who not only contributes so much to the art community in Newcastle, he is also a phenomenal singer and used to be the lead singer in a band MOUSEMOON that I was obsessed with at the age of 16. I met him years later just at a mutual friends house and tried not to fan out, but totally did, and ended up recording two tracks to post up on his “One song everyday for the rest of my life” challenge he set for himself. Red City is also a band I saw a while ago and is worth noting. The Lass O’Gowrie is the place to see a mixture of intimate, original acts .

What are your plans for the rest of 2019/2020?

I can’t believe this year is almost over. MAN! I am actually heading to LA in a few weeks for a writing trip with some insanely talented people. One of which is producer Justin Stanley who produced Prince’s last album . Thats going to be really inspiring and such a memorable trip. Next year I will be releasing more singles and hopefully playing at as many festivals around the country as I can. Then perhaps a little cheeky tour.

 

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