Shit Lyk Dat
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Shit Lyk Dat

Hip Hop, Metal (2pac, Blessed By a Broken Heart, Biggie Smalls, ...)

North Coast, NSW

Josh Hill Denaro
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Josh Hill Denaro

Electronic, Indie (sia, Banks, Björk, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Death of Sound
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Death of Sound

Dance, Electronic (I sound like, Myself)

Illawarra, NSW

Hurricane Season
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Hurricane Season

Metal, Rock (beer)

Melbourne, VIC


Dark Rock from Melbourne, Australia


Hindsight

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Eluera

Featured Artist

2021

3

May

Eluera

Central Coast, NSW

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

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

I started playing acoustic guitar when I was 14 and shortly after started busking around my hometown. I was turning a lot of pop songs into sad folky songs. Then when I started doing sessions around 18-19 it took me a while to figure out exactly what sound I wanted the songs to have as I was listening to heaps of different genres. Eventually we came to the alt-pop production we have now, paired with very lyric forward song writing!

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

Definitely just what ever is going on in my life. I find it really hard to write music when there is nothing uncomfortable happening to me haha. So writing from my life experiences is almost like therapy to me and I love that I can turn my emotions or experiences into songs I love!

What can punters expect from an Eluera live show?

A mix of track and live band, lots of dancing, huge drums, and a few emotional moments chucked in too. 

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

I cannot remember for the life of me who told me this but I think about it all the time. "Always be true to yourself because no one else can give exactly what you have" I find myself comparing myself to other people or artists a lot of the time so this has helped me to be comfortable in myself and confident in my own music as well 

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

'Fred Astaire' by San Cisco!!

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

'Too Late' by The Paper Kites  

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

'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' by Kylie Minogue (THE BEST)

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

The Million at Waywards! One of my first standing gigs back, so fun to dance again!

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

I'm so inspired by all the women doing amazing things in music right now, some of my faves are CXLOE, Shannen James and Eliott, all killing it and making incredible music. As well as my producer Dylan Nash, he is always inspiring me to do better because he is a robot who has been programmed to make the best music you've ever heard and he literally never stops working.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

Finish the Sloan Peterson tour and then hopefully do some more shows, release a few more songs and maybe an EP but whoooooo knows! 

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MzUki

Hip Hop, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Female rapper, singer, songwriter


Block Party

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Olive Amun

Featured Artist

2021

26

Apr

Olive Amun

Melbourne, VIC

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

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

I’d say my music is very autobiographical and honest. I mainly developed my sound by spending countless nights in the studio just working away and trying to get better. Also constantly experimenting with a lot of different styles definitely helped too. 

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

These days it can really come from anywhere and anything. But at the moment I’d say what is inspiring me the most is going out and experiencing more of the world again after being stuck in lockdown for so long. 

What can punters expect from a Olive Amun live show?

They can expect me and my band to deliver a super diverse set which will either have you jumping and turning up, or slow dancing and waving a lighter up in the air.

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

It was from my homie Charlie Threads, he told me to be successful in music people either have to believe you or want to be you.

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

'Rapunzel' by Drapht 

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

'Used To' by Olive Amun 

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

'You Always Know the DJ' by Allday 

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

It was my own gig last month with some of my good friends as the support acts. It was amazing to see so many people in a room again enjoying some great local music.

 

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Mystral Tide
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Mystral Tide

Dance, Electronic (Tangerine Dream, delerium, Conjure One, ...)

Canberra, ACT

Sarah Kate
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Sarah Kate

Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

smol fish

Featured Artist

2021

19

Apr

smol fish

Perth, WA

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

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound? 
 
I like to sum up our music as being cute, fun and upbeat! Our sound is heavily influenced by artists such as Stella Donnelly, Faye Webster and Frankie Cosmos, all who I admire for being incredibly honest story tellers. With smol fish starting as a solo project, melody and storytelling were always the most important aspects for me. This has led to our songs having a strong melodic focus, accompanied by cute counter melodies and vocal harmonies. I am excited to see how our sound will continue to develop as we grow older and wiser! 
 
Whats your greatest source of inspiration for making music? 
 
Everyday life! From the mundane to the exciting to the heart-breaking. I also feel particularly inspired and energised after watching a great live show or listening to a really touching recording. Even learning a new chord or musical concept can inspire me to write something new, but most of the time when I get an idea or the energy to write a new tune it’s totally random!
 
What can punters expect from a smol fish live show?
 
Glockenspiel solos, silly jokes (including some wonderful fish puns), and a whole room of people yelling about crying all the time
 
Whats the best advice youve been given and who was it from? 
 
The best advice I have been given is probably just to get out of my own head! Remembering that I am not the only one who gets nervous and I’m not solely responsible when interactions go badly helps whenever I feel socially anxious. 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
 
'CRY' by Julia Jacklin to remind them that crying and having emotions is human and that people understand and will be there for them. 
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
 
'It’s still the same time of day' by Nika Mo. This is THE most beautiful song but it’s completely heart-breaking and will make you feel everything. 
 
Youre the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next? 
 
'Spinning Around' by Kylie Minogue! Gotta go for a true classic here, one of our members Josie has a Kylie CD in her car that we’ve all listened through many times on some regional drives and it just never gets old
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it? 
 
I went to a New Noise collective gig at the Perth Library and watched a gorgeous ambient set by Lia T and then saw the incredible Lyndon Blue play a solo set. It was a completely inspiring show that I feel absolutely privileged to have been able to see. 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you
 
Noah Dillon is an absolute king who writes the most incredible lyrics and his band are so tight and talented. Nika Mo blows my mind every time, I am constantly in awe of Alter Boy and Lucy Iffla who inspires me with her musicianship and collaboration skills. I also always look up to my friends Georgia and David from Man Sandal as role models because of the way they conduct themselves with kindness and professionalism.
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2021? 
 
We have plans to release our debut EP this year! And we are also playing at Fresh Produce Festival in August! We are all so very excited.   
 

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KAKADU COLLECTIVE

Hip Hop, Roots ( indigenous, Aboriginal, Reggae, ...)

Darwin, NT

Kakadu Collective is a group of Original Nations young people, artists, knowledge holders and c...


Mayali ft. Victor Rostron

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Beso Palma

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop ( #dance #beats #electronic #newR&B #futureuk #alternative #rnb #contemporaryrnb )

Sydney, NSW

Try not to break your neck


Ego

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The Struggle
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The Struggle

Dance, Rock (chromeo, Art Brut, Disco, ...)

Perth, WA

Telenova

Featured Artist

2021

14

Apr

Telenova

Melbourne, VIC

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

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

Ange: Someone threw three strangers in a room together and Telenova is the sound that came out. Sounds crazy, but that’s really how it happened.

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

Ed: New music. Sounds silly, but when you discover a new song that really hits you in that sweet spot, it’s almost like ‘right, that’s now the standard I want to be at, I’m going to work harder to try and get to that place’. At first it can be kind of demoralising hearing something that’s red hot, but then an almost competitive nature comes out, which leads to hard work.

Ange: It’s people, actually. Connection with people. Whether that’s your band, or whether that’s in a live show, where you’re essentially re-creating the magic of when you first wrote that song, but with other people in the room; or whether it’s feeling so much pain for someone you love and needing to put that into music and lyrics to capture something of how you feel and communicate that somehow to reach through to them. To me it’s much more abstract and profound than just sounds and melodies. Inspiration comes from the people I’m alive with.

What can punters expect from a Telenova live show?

Ange: a magical mystery tour with the addition of the occasional mini-stand up routine from Ed & Josh (that gets forced upon them every time I need to tune my guitar). You can expect a boogie. And very recently we started working on a bit of a mystical visual experience, it’s very exciting to be building that side of the show as well. Big dreams of where that can go in the coming months.

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

Josh: Not sure who it was from or if it's just an old cliche but basically all I think you need to do is keep turning up. I don't really believe in inspiration, to me it's just work, as long as you keep working regardless of whether you feel inspired or not things will happen. Magic moments are few and far between so in the interim you just gotta be chipping away, putting the hours in.

Ange: Do the best with the time you’ve been given. Think that was Gandalf maybe?

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

‘Because I’m Me’ by The Avalanches. It’s a bonafide party starter, with a heartwarming film clip to boot.

Ange: To be honest I just agree wholeheartedly with Ed. Oh and maybe ‘The Less I Know The Better’ by Tame Impala, not because the lyrical content is at all full of cheer - but surely that riff will make anyone see the light. When you hear things that excellent, doesn’t it just make you happy and know that there’s
some good in the world??

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

Ed: Has to be ‘My Happiness’ by Powerderfinger doesn’t it? Assuming they’re already emotionally fragile of course :)

Ange: Body by Julia Jacklin. Damn that song gets me. Also the arrangement of that song is perfect. You gotta wait 4 minutes for the hook! Bold.

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

Josh: 100% without fail it's always 'Love Is In The Air' by John Paul Young! I've seen it work so many times now it's silly. That song never gets old to me, the clavinet in verse two is fire, big time smash wedding slayer.

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

Josh: I'm sure I've been to plenty but the last one that kicked my arse was Tropical Fuck Storm. That band is white hot, they give me the rock n roll guilts, it's so confronting and honest, almost scary at times! Gareth Liddiard is an icon but the rest of that band hold their own. I love the female energy in the mix, it makes for such a unique flavour.

Ange: Haha, our last Bones tour show at Northcote Social Club was only last week, so does that count? Our supports were bloody good if I do say so myself. Thoroughly enjoyed sets from VALENTIN and Velvet Bloom. Both lead vocalists knew how to hold the tension in the room. I love that feeling at a live show. When the front person is just commanding the space so well. Chills.

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

Josh: I love what Surprise Chef and the College Of Knowledge label are doing, excellent musicianship and sick sounding records.

Ange: Oh, so many! Matt Corby’s ‘Rainbow Valley’ in 2018 was a huge stand out for me. Love the work he’s doing with Budjerah at the moment. BENEE (I was born in NZ too, do the Kiwis count as local? Surely some trans-tasman love is acceptable). Sycco with the sultry voice of a smokey jazz bar goddess. Tame Impala, obviously. Just a genius. Loved Dope Lemon’s ‘Smooth Big Cat’ album. Big Slum Sociable fan. Lucky I get to be in a band with Ed and absorb his talents into the Telenova project. The Avalanches. Julia Jacklin. We’re a talented little island over here in Australia it seems.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

Josh: I just wanna keep on working! We want to have our debut Telenova record done by the end of the year, keep the releases coming, the ball is rolling now so we gotta keep going while the going is good.

Ange: Record the album. Write the next one. Play lots of live shows for the people we love. Make them special. Direct some more music videos for Telenova (*spoiler alert*). Make magic. Outside of the world of Telenova my 2021 plans are have more romantic dinners and light more scented candles and have longer baths."

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Luude

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie ( # electronic #alternative #dance #ambient )

Gold Coast, QLD


Arms

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1300

Hip Hop ( #Hiphop #korean #khiphop )

Sydney, NSW

Korean boys making music in Sydney


Brr

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Winifred

Pop

Melbourne, VIC

"What changes over time is the naivety fades away, but it is replaced by another kind of c...


Into The Night

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Jay
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Jay

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

Wide Bay, QLD