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Slagatha Christie
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Slagatha Christie

Indie, Punk, Rock (canberra, DIY, Punk, ...)

Canberra, ACT

Fight Milk
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Fight Milk

Metal, Punk (Thrash, Punk, Metal)

Canberra, ACT

Signs & Symbols
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Signs & Symbols

Rock (signs, symbols, &, ...)

Canberra, ACT

Loud So Clear
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Loud So Clear

Indie, Rock (90s rock, Aussie rock, Kill Your Darlings, ...)

Canberra, ACT

Sally Chicane
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Local Horror
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Local Horror

Rock (Rock, Garage)

Canberra, ACT

Slumberhaze
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Slumberhaze

Electronic, Indie (romance, Rhyme, Rhythm)

Sydney, NSW

Ashleigh Mannix
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Ashleigh Mannix

Indie, Pop, Roots (roots, blues, folk, ...)

Gold Coast, QLD

Wesley and the Crushers
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Wesley and the Crushers

Indie, Pop, Rock (b52's, Tom Tom Club, The Doors)

Canberra, ACT

Neighbour
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Neighbour

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock (Pop, Piano, Acoustic, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Kim Churchill
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Kim Churchill

Indie, Roots (neil young, Led Zepplin, jeff lang, ...)

South East NSW, NSW

Eleanor Dunlop

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2007

26

Nov

Eleanor Dunlop

( )

Sydney, NSW

This Sydney lass is a classically trained pianist who grew up listening to Carly Simon, Janis Ian and Blondie. After getting positive feedback from her home recordings posted on the internet, she decided to record her debut EP (Prime) professionally. Her heart-felt lyrics rest gently amongst her jazz-influenced piano playing.

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Eleanor is one of our winners from the Top Song competition! Check out the winners from each state and all the details on the competition page »

Describe your music

I cant really write about my own music, i'm a terrible self critic but if I had to describe it I would probably say its progressive as in I like to change the sounds around and I often am jumping from one melody to another quite frequently.

How do you go about writing a song? Lyrics or music first?

For the songs on the Prime EP I started out by writing lyrics and then sitting down at my piano and coming up with chords and progressions but lately when writing for my band I have been coming up with lyrics as I write the music.

Who would you most like to tour with or learn from as a songwriter?

Muse and Matt Bellamy.

What was the last CD you bought? what made you buy it?

Spoon- Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga I really liked that Japanese Cigarette Case song.

What do you do when you're not making music?

Working at a media agency, hanging out with my boyfriend who is also my guitarist in Cameras, playing some social tennis, eating a lot...

What have you got planned for the future?

Well cameras have just recorded a 4 track demo and we're currently rehearsing for some up coming gigs. We plan to eventually write and record an album and tour.

Australian music is...

Largely overlooked

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Time & Weight

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Time & Weight

Rock

Canberra, ACT

Client Liaison

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2014

1

May

Client Liaison

Melbourne, VIC

Client Liaison are masters of infectious turn-of-the-nineties synth pop and are one of the winners of our Laneway Festival competition. The duo will be opening the Moreland St Stage of the Melbourne Laneway Festival this Saturday, Feb 1.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Informed by the production values of the late 80's and early 90's, we align ourselves with the effervescent sound of early digital synthesizers. We grew up on the music television of this era. Linking sound and image is a very important process for us.

You’re one of the winners of our Laneway competition. What can the crowd at Laneway in Melbourne expect from the Client Liaison live show?
Lights, music, dance, smoke machines; basically an 11am dance party.

How and when did you two meet?
Glamorgan Primary school in the late 1990's.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
'For the best long lasting result, use a Tasmanian Huon pine when building or renovating your outdoor deck', Shirley Strachan via the 'Our House' TV series 1993 - 1999.

What are your plans for Client Liaison in 2014?
Continue our efforts amongst the diplomatic cocktail circuit, produce more videos and release an album mid year.

Australian music is…?
...in a very healthy state!

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The Furrs

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2014

19

May

The Furrs

Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane 5-piece The Furrs crank out excellent 70's-inspired blues-tinged rock'n'roll with a healthy dose of swagger and fuzz.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our sound is still a developing thing. It is constantly changing as we change.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Listening to our favourite artists, and being bowled over every time.

What can punters expect from The Furrs live show?
Sometimes we organise our friend to walk around with cheese platters.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
It's funny we haven’t gotten advice yet… maybe you can give us some advice?

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
What a sad thing to say! Probably 'Little Boy' by The Furrs. Knock them back into action.
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
I would never want to do to that. But ‘Breathe Me’ by Sia does a pretty good job of that.

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
We went to a gig held somewhere and I can’t even tell you how bad it was... no humour... humour is very important I think.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
I absolutely love Brisbane at the moment. There is a wandering cowboy who has come into our lives and with his band ‘The Family Jordan’. He has inspired all of us to really sit around and play each others songs together. It's straight up. We record in our lounge room - the other day he scorned me for not picking my guitar up for two days, and you know what? He’s right. It's really really good to play music with your friends without these weird expectations or limitations… everyone should be singing their songs to everyone.
 
What are your plans for The Furrs in 2014?
I guess we’ll just keep on doing what we’re doing.
 

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Wives

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2014

3

Mar

Wives

( )

Canberra, ACT

Sweet Shoppe are an excellent Canberra 4-piece with a unique brand of experimental garage pop that teems with melancholy and angst.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Our music is a mix of various influences from the B-52’s to Midnight Oil. The songs so far have come out of spontaneous writing sessions without too much structure apart from a feel or sound. Anja has a visual approach to songwriting and usually comes to a practice with a riff and a strange concept. Then as a band we have to try and fulfill her “creative vision”.

What can punters expect from a Sweet Shoppe live show?
Usually our live show is a little different to what we’ve recorded in the studio, improvising during songs like Beneath the Moon. We’ve only played a handful of shows so we’re still getting to know each other on stage which keeps things interesting for us and hopefully the audience too. We have an Australian only cover policy. The Birthday Party’s ‘Cry’ is currently in the set. There’s so many good ones, but we’re thinking Errol by Australian Crawl might be next.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Jordan: After hearing me play, my music teacher once told me that I needed to “connect the dots, man”. I’m still trying to figure out what that means.

Tell us about the bands or people in the ACT music community that inspire you.
There’s a pretty strong and tight-knit music community in Canberra. TV Colours, Danger Beach and The Fighting League are all close friends of ours, the healthy competition drives us to play shows and make our music. Anja in particular was a little frustrated with the all-male line ups, there’s not a lot of women playing music here, and this inspired the creation of Sweet Shoppe and Sex Noises (also featuring Anja and Jordan). It’s a small place and it often gets forgotten, but we love Canbrah.

What are your plans for Sweet Shoppe in 2014?
We are currently in the process of writing our first album after finishing our Taste It! EP pretty quickly. The aim is to have it out by mid-year with a few shows out of town in the coming months. The album will build on the sound from our EP, but this time Anja is chasing a “space-gospel” vibe. You can expect sermons and synthesisers.

Australian music is…?
The best kind of music. We love our Oz-rock. Most practices revolve around watching Goanna, INXS, Midnight Oil and GANGgajang videos. The ‘nzoz’ Youtube channel is all you’ll ever need. There’s a bunch of great music being made at the moment with bands like Harmony, The Ocean Party, Gooch Palms and Deep Heat, to name a few. We just want bands to keep visiting the Capital.

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