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Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

ruby whiting
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ruby whiting

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Leah Grant
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Leah Grant

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Perth, WA

The Last of the Great Romantics
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The Last of the Great Romantics

Indie, Pop, Rock (Piano, Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic, ...)

Wide Bay, QLD

Essie Holt

Featured Artist

2019

3

Jun

Essie Holt

( )

Melbourne, VIC

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed feature star, Essie Holt.

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

I make indie/pop music that kinda feels like you’re sinking and soaring at the same time. My sound has developed pretty naturally over the last couple of years through writing A LOT and learning about production. I’ve also loved collaborating and right now I’m loving writing to a beat!

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

It’s generally from those around me! Sometimes a friend can tell me a cool story, or I’ve been through something myself. I’m jotting down lyrics constantly because my brain never switches off from that stuff. 

What can punters expect from an Essie Holt live show?

Lots of light and shade. I like to bring people up and then take them straight back down! My set up is the moment is myself on vocals, and my friends Hayden and Tim on keys/guitar/drums. 

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

To not overthink things and just run with how I feel. This was from my wonderful producer Stef. 

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

Ooooh! I think it would be 'Chameleon' by Pnau.

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

'Begin Again' by Megan Washington.

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

'Two Bodies Ft. Emma Louise' by Flight Facilities.

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

I saw CXLOE at Howler. She was so great! 

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

I love the Melbourne scene! Over the years I’ve really looked up to women like Courtney Barnett, Jen Cloher and Clare Bowditch. They’re super inspiring to me as humans. 

What are your plans for 2019?

I’m working on a body of work which I hope to have out before the end of the year! I’ve got another single coming soon and lots of fun shows on the horizon! 

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HVWKS

Featured Artist

2019

29

May

HVWKS

( )

Brisbane, QLD

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

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

I've been producing music since I was 17 and the day I heard flume it all changed for me! 

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

Inspiration for me usually comes from when I see a live act and it just pushes me to drive even harder to get there.

What can punters expect from a HVWKS live show?

I like to tell a story, every song is there for a reason. I also like to play bangers tho!

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

Best advice I've ever gotten was probably from my parents, they have told me from day 1 to do what ever I want and to never worry about what people think about me. 

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

Rufus Du Sol and their track 'Like An Animal'. That song is pure happiness. 

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

Shannon Noll and his track 'What About Me', (cause he was robbed). 

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

Hayden James and his track 'Something About You'. No brainer that song is a TUNE!!!

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

Last local gig I went to was a gig I was lucky enough to play at, I was supporting Flosstradamus at The Met and it was crazy! 

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

A big shout out here goes to my friends who are also in the music community. The list is so long but they inspire me everyday and I owe a lot to them! 

What are your plans for 2019?

This year is looking like a big one and I'm just ready to ride the wave! 

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