YNG Martyr

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2021

12

Jul

YNG Martyr

Canberra, ACT

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

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

Music for me has always been an outlet, so I found that my sound developed alongside me as I grew up. When I was a younger kid I made alot of hype, in your face, aggressive music but that eventually morphed into a more nonchalant and melodic style.

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

Experience. I tend to have huge 2-3 month periods where I don't write a single song, then all of a sudden in one week I'll make 5-6 releasable songs. I think that's because during those 2-3 months periods, I'm just living and soaking up everything that's going on around me, and eventually those experiences force themselves out and into my music. 

What can punters expect from a YNG Martyr live show?

Chaos. 

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

It came from a book called Think and Grow Rich. "Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit." I think about this quote alot, it's beautiful. It puts life into perspective, it shows that no matter how far that pendulum swings it always comes back the other way.

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

'Blues' by Olive Amun. There's something so soothing about a bitter sweet track like this (also props to ayotraee on the stunning mix)

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

'Feel the same' by Reyko. It make me sad :(

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

'Spot the difference' by ONEFOUR. Can't go wrong with this one.

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

I went to Deadset Fest in Sydney at the Oxford Art Factory. I had a slot on the show alongside Nooky, Johnny from the burbs, BART XL and a heap of other crazy artists. The night was insane and Johnny had a cheese platter backstage for us which was perfect.

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

My friends inspire the hell out of me, people like KILL Carter, REYKO, YNG One, YNG Frisby, YUNG SHOGUN, Riverine, BOY $COUT GATSBY, LOGAN M and countless others (love u all). The people that surround me and the people in the Australian music scene are freaks, they're insanely talented. I'm a very competitive person so having these people around me forces me to go as hard as I can. 

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

World dominance (and to celebrate life as much as I can)

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5

Jul

Pirra

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

We love going down the rabbit hole with learning production and recording techniques, and that has played a big role in developing our sound. We’ve also spent a lot of time performing live together and we take note of what the audience reacts to, which also influences us.

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

We often get inspired by other peoples music, there’s an amazing breadth of talent and creativity out there.

What can punters expect from a Pirra live show?

They can expect sweaty dancing and big sing alongs. We’ve worked hard to make our show combine electronic production with live instrumentation.

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

When we worked with Sam Littlemore he actually told us we should write a band manifesto. He was pushing us to get a clearer picture of what it is that we truly want to say to the world. Even just having the conversation as a band gave us a greater sense of focus and intention.

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

'Lil Bit' by Peking Duk, it’s all the best kinds of fun.

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

As You Are by Kimbra. I know she’s technically from NZ but I’m hoping we can claim her for this one because Daniel Johns is listed as a co-writer so that’s close enough right?

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

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What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

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

When we started the band, we didn't want to pigeonhole ourselves. We all have so many different influences from prog to nu-metal, heavy rock and trap so from the start we set out to create music that was heavy, catchy and had a message to share.

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

Personally speaking, it's the ability to empower yourself and others through writing and performing.  Music has been there for me when I felt like no one else was, and I've had people tell me before that my music has helped them get through some really tough times. As artists, I believe it's our responsibility to share how we interpret the world and help people feel less alone. The ability to help someone through my music, or even save a life, the way others have done for me is the main inspiration.

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

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Get on the Beers by Mashd n Kutcher and feat. Dan Andrews (please stand for the Australian National Anthem)

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

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There are so many people in the local scene who inspire us - too many to name. It's been amazing watching everyone band together through the pandemic supporting one another and seeing different businesses and bands pivot.

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We have a tour that will be announced soon coming in early September and are playing Halloween Hysteria Festival on 23 October! We also have more new music to be released ahead of our EP 'Purgatory' dropping later in the year. But you can hear it before it's dropped by heading to a show!

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21

Jun

Godlands

( )

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My sound is developing all the time it’s hard to really pin point exactly as I tend to be interested in a lot of different genres that end up influencing how I produce my music. It really does depend on the day and the mood, I do get influenced by producers I look up to and tend to grab techniques and use them throughout my music. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Definitely songs and other producers that inspire me. There is a such a huge amount of music being released daily, with so many different genres of music, you’re bound to find nuggets knowledge everywhere you look. Soundcloud is a massive forerunner in finding those niche songs you wouldn’t normally hear and getting those super eclectic, weird sounds. 
 

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Expect the unexpected and then expect sweat and potential injuries but like the good injuries that were totally worth it. Also potentially getting grog poured down your throat by yours truly. 

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'Zon’t zo it, zon’t, zon’t zo it' - Nicki Minaj. It’s probably not exactly life advice but I think about it a lot. 

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'Out my face' by me! Hehe. It’s just one of those songs that makes you happy just jumping around. Then I’d give them a shot and flash em and say “ya can’t cry when you’ve been flashed, I don’t make the rules”. 

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Innerbloom' by Rufus Du Sol, this is one of those happy dance floor cries as the festival comes to a close and the [insert party drug] is at its peak. You look over to your mates and you think “I am the happiest I have ever been at this moment right now”. It’s a magical thing. 
 
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'Untouched' by The Veronicas. It’s self explanatory.  
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Shhheeeeeesh. I couldn’t tell you. But I reckon by the time this is published it would’ve been the What So Not gig I would’ve done in townsville over the weekend. If I know anything about townsville, they go hard. I’ve missed two flights on two seperate occasions. Let’s hope there isn’t a third. 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you.
I think adelaide won general inspires me. We’ve truly stuck it out through this god-forsaken pandemic and come through stronger than ever. Our nightlife is off the charts and I’m proud that our little city is still booming :)
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2021?
Going on tour! All of July I’ll be heading around Aus for my Ready 2 Rage tour so make sure you come rage with me because it’s gonna be one helluva time. 

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