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THE CHATS

Punk, Rock ( #Punk )

Sunshine, QLD

Shed rock band from Sunny Coast 4573


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Merpire

Indie, Pop ( merpire, indiepop, dreampop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Like falling off a cliff into a cloud


Lately

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The One Two

Rock

Melbourne, VIC

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Ghost Gun

Indie, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

Joe Franzone
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Joe Franzone

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots

Esperance, WA

Suzic
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Suzic

Dance, Electronic (Ciaran Campbell, Chris Nemmo, Andree Eskay, ...)

Sydney, NSW

King Louie
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King Louie

Pop, Rock (blues, Rock, Pop, ...)

North Coast, NSW

Windwaker

Featured Artist

2019

25

Mar

Windwaker

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne group Windwaker are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist.

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

The Windwaker sound has been developing quite drastically over the past year for a number of reasons, the main reason would be the fact that during the writing period of our most recent release 'Empire' we were all heavily apart of the writing process and all had the mindset of not being bounded by any sort of genre we may have been labelled in the past. We firmly believe this made the writing process much more enjoyable and far less stressful ending with a result we think is our best material to date.

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

As a band we all vibe all kinds of music, there has never been a shortage of new music to hear between all of our personal tastes, so I think our greatest inspiration comes from the diversity we hear in each others favourite artists. It’s easy to get trapped in a particular genre when its the only you listen to so for this very reason I believe it’s a strong source of inspiration for Windwaker.

What can punters expect from a Windwaker live show?

A very high energy band to say the least! People can expect a show where the room doesn't stop moving and is full of good vibes and good times! We want to have fun with our live shows so crowd involvement is always a must.

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

The best advice we've been told is simply to have fun, I honestly couldn't tell you who has said this as we have been told this by several people in and out of the industry and its definitely something the band sticks by because we all set out playing music to have fun and that’s one of the big reasons why we all never strayed from our musical paths.

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

Plini with 'Handmade Cities'. Beautiful instrumental track absolutely full of good vibes!

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

Polaris with 'In Somnus Veritas'. It's got a strong message and accompanied by music that'll strike you in the 'feels'.

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

Cold Chisel with 'Khe San'. Absolute banger.

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

The last local show was at Stay Gold with Kids in Control, Bell Park, Stand Tall, Future Static and a Paramore cover band called Paracore. It was great! all the bands in Melbourne are evolving and really making this scene so diverse and it’s even better to be able to call a lot of these people our dearest friends.

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

The Melbourne based band 'Ocean Grove' has been a great inspiration to us all, seeing a band we've watched for years grow into this unstoppable force of nature thats touring all over the world with their new unique sound and just absolutely killing it in every avenue they can. It’s very motivating and only makes musicians like ourselves strive for greater heights in our careers.

What are your plans for 2019?

2019 will be a year of touring and writing, the grind never ends and we love it!

 

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RAT!hammock

Indie, Pop, Rock ( Lofi, Lo-fi, Indie, ...)

Melbourne, VIC


Power

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Hoodzy

Dance, Hip Hop, Pop

Gold Coast, QLD


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Georgia June

Indie, Rock

Sydney, NSW

Sydney based indie-rock band


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Alex Moses

Indie, Roots ( Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, Indie, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Singer-Songwriter from Melbourne. I hope we keep in touch, Love AM xo


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auto64

Dance, Electronic (Akufen, bpitch, Modeselektor, ...)

Sydney, NSW

KABEL
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KABEL

Electronic, Hip Hop (Ninja Tune, prefuse 73, stones throw, ...)

Sydney, NSW

KangaPawz
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KangaPawz

Dance, Electronic (Disco, Punk, House, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Alchemore
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Alchemore

Indie, Metal, Rock (Hard rock, Progressive Rock, Independent, ...)

Adelaide, SA

Chloe Amberfox
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Cry Club

Featured Artist

2019

18

Mar

Cry Club

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Illawarra, NSW

Cry Club are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist. Get to know them below!

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

Heather: With Jono’s background in really cool, technical, noisy guitar music and me, having more of a theatre background with a passion for pop music, the sound developed surprisingly organically! I gravitate towards big pop melodies which is a fun challenge when Jono brings in these really dissonant tracks. Developing the sound has always been about balancing pop with noise. Every track has different ratios of each side, but both elements will always be there in some form.

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

Jono: I think there’s a lot of creative tension in combining pop and post punk elements that is really interesting to work from - so taking influences from super pop artists like Lady Gaga and The 1975 and pitting that against the noisy bands like Future of the Left and Daughters provides a great spark from which a lot of our stuff comes from.

What can punters expect from a Cry Club live show?

Heather: MEL. O. DRA. MA. Honestly the live show is the reason we make music at all. It’s theatrical, over the top and bursting at the seams with energy and emotion. Performing is so cathartic, and our songs are all so personal, it’s impossible to not give it everything I’ve got!!!!! Don’t think you’re safe hiding at the back either. I love a good wander through the audience mid-song.

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

Jono: A big one that has guided our method, that unfortunately wasn’t given to us directly was Black Flag’s strategy of having the show be the focus and letting everything else around it be a flyer. So if something outside of the live show doesn’t land the way you want it to, all your eggs aren’t in that basket. They’re with the live show, so you don’t get stuck in things like comparing yourself to the success/progress of other artists.

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

Heather: 'Sun' by Moaning Lisa. Honestly, sometimes you feel fragile and need a boost, and this song gives you all the goodness of Vitamin D right through your headphones.

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

Jono: 'The Pull' by Eilish Gilligan.

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

Heather: 'stabs' by RAAVE TAPES. It’s soooo infectious and dancey. Honestly, I have this on REPEAT right now.

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

Jono: It was a Monday Night Mass at the Northcote Social Club, with Lost Talk and Wax Chattels. Both incredibly good/aggressively cool bands. Love a free gig that always has interesting bands.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Wollongong (if you would like to talk about Melbourne, you can do so too) music community that inspire you.

Heather: Bec Sandridge! I loved her music before Cry Club was a thing, I’ve loved the way she carefully considers every aspect of her identity as an artist. Her aesthetics, stage outfits, and her songs absolutely bang so hard. It’s been amazing to have another openly lesbian artist to look up to as well. On the flip side, Totally Unicorn are the noisy inspo. They were the party guys for a long time, but it’s been wild to see the way it’s evolved into something darker. They’re also outrageoussssss to see live!!!

What are your plans for 2019?

Jono: Release more music, play more shows, get to 2020 and do it again.

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Sleep Talk

Punk, Rock

Adelaide, SA


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