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Jackson James Smith
New

Artist

Jackson James Smith

Indie, Pop (Matt Corby, Boy and Bear, John Mayer, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Cheap Fakes
New

Artist

Cheap Fakes

Dance, Pop, Roots (Funk, Ska, Pop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Hannah Rosa
New

Artist

Hannah Rosa

Electronic, Indie, Pop (Indie, alternative, Pop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Call The Shots
New

Artist

Call The Shots

Pop, Punk, Rock (Simple Plan, All Time Low, Pop-Punk, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

MKO SUN
New

Artist

MKO SUN

Electronic, Pop (Little Dragon, James Blake, Erykah Badu, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Fox And Fowl
New

Artist

Fox And Fowl

Indie, Pop (fowl, fox, And, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Jac Stone
New

Artist

Jac Stone

Pop (Stone, Jac, Acoustic)

Brisbane, QLD

LittleLam
New

Artist

LittleLam

Indie, Pop, Rock (Boy & Bear, Crowded House, Kimbra, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Wayward Smith
New

Artist

Wayward Smith

Pop, Rock (original, Foo Fighters, Birds of Tokyo, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Jessica Sarah
New

Artist

Jessica Sarah

Indie, Pop (Acoustic, folk, Indie, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

The Winter of Reason
New

Artist

The Winter of Reason

Indie, Pop, Roots (The Winter of Reason, story songs, alternative, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Brianna Carpenter
New

Artist

Brianna Carpenter

Indie, Pop (brianna carpenter, regina spektor, george, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

phon

Featured Artist

2014

25

Mar

phon

Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane two-piece The Phoncurves are getting quite the name for themselves, making striking acoustic pop songs with mesmerising harmonies and springy instrumentation.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
 
I guess our development was a bit backwards, when compared with other bands. We started recording our music before we played anything live, so the recording studio kind of became our home base. We’re really into layering sounds, especially vocals, and we experiment with this a lot in the studio. Then we kind of build our song layer by layer. We find it really fun, and it is how we have been able to develop our sound. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
 
Oh definitely each other, and other musicians. We listen to a lot of music. 
 
What can punters expect from The Phoncurves live show?
 
Well we’ve actually been rehearsing a new set list that incorporates songs from our new EP, which is being released in the next couple of months. We’re really excited about it, so hopefully the audience can get a taste of our excitement!
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
 
We studied music together at university, and we had a really funny lecturer who always had some sage pieces of advice for us. We laugh about it now but his little one-liners have always stuck with us: ‘Any effect is at the cost of intelligibility’, ‘no-one wants to work with a prick’ ‘That kick drum sounds like a duck fart in the distance’ etc. etc.  
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
 
Ball Park Music – ‘It’s nice to be alive’ 
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
 
Why would you want to make someone cry haha! Big Scary ‘Luck Now’ always makes me teary. 
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next? 
 
Chela ‘Romanticise’!
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
 
We went to GOVS EP launch at X&Y bar in Fortitude Valley. It was really good! Josiah Birrell – The man behind GOVS, just knows how to put on a good show!
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
 
There are heaps of great bands and artists that inspire us like Emma Louise, Seja, GOVS, MTNS, The Kite String Tangle, Pigeon, The Trouble With Templeton. Brisbane is very exciting at the moment!
 
What are your plans for The Phoncurves in 2014?
 
Releasing our EP in the next couple of months, doing lots of live shows, and hopefully getting back into the studio to create some more music!

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Quintessential Doll
New

Artist

Quintessential Doll

Electronic, Pop (Electronica, avantpop, Avantgarde, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

The Royales
New

Artist

The Royales

Indie, Pop, Rock (Brisbane, Indie, Rock, ...)

Gold Coast, QLD

Set The Record
New

Artist

Set The Record

Pop, Punk, Rock (Set The Record, Pop, Punk, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

BULLHORN
New

Artist

BULLHORN

Pop, Roots (Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, The New Mastersounds, hip hop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Asha Jefferies

Featured Artist

2018

1

Oct

Asha Jefferies

( )

Brisbane, QLD

All this week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Asha Jefferies. She loves turning her thoughts, feelings and memories into noise and we've been obsessing over her brand new single, 'Everybody Talks'.

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

My music embodies the storytelling of a very indecisive person. It's shiny and sad and peaceful and folk-driven and roots based. I wanted to be a pop star at age 5, so I would write my own riddles and songs and sing them out to family. Over time I acquired a guitar & got really into folk/sadness/heartbreak. I think since high school has ended, I mostly still write about troubled things but in a tranquil way. 

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

90's pop icons, heartbreak, alienation, feeling too full after sushi and hangovers. 

What can punters expect from an Asha Jefferies live show?

Honesty is really important to me when performing. The songs I write are vulnerable and expressing them in an intimate and explosive way feels best. There feels no use in writing these songs unless I give the opportunity to vulnerably share and see connection in conversing on stage. 

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

 I sat down and had coffee with Emma Louise early last year. I remember her explaining how essential it is to write from your heart/unspoken part of you and let the mind fade. It's stuck with me ever since.

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

'The Ship Song' by Nick Cave.

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

'How to Make Gravy' by the Gravy Man (Paul Kelly).

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

I'm going to back myself with Miami Horror's 'Sometimes'.

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

I went and saw a 'Mustard' show presenting TOISOC, Caramel, Disco Indians & Lilian Vase last night. All coastal, psych-rock vibing bands. Honestly, it was great and it made me feel really cool contrasting with my 'i have a lot of feelings'-folk-shell. 

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

Oh my goodness! It is a joy and wonder to be surrounded in such a creative and inspiring community. Songwriters like Hazlett, Clea, Zefereli, Moreton and Daggy Man are just a few that I look up to immensely. 

What are your plans for 2018?

I'm going to buy a fish called Bullshit, go to New Zealand, release an EP, play some shows outside of Brisbane, wear my Birkenstocks, record new music and attempt to survive Brisbane humidity. 

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The Worriers
New

Artist

The Worriers

Indie, Pop, Rock (Pop, Garage, Indie)

Brisbane, QLD

Savoi
New

Artist

Savoi

Electronic, Pop (Electro, new wave, cruise wave, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Your Man Alex Smith
New

Artist

Your Man Alex Smith

Indie, Pop, Rock (Pop, Rock, Indie, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

The Stray Selection
New

Artist

The Stray Selection

Pop, Rock (alternative pop rock)

Brisbane, QLD

Fieu
New

Artist

Fieu

Electronic, Indie, Pop (Pop, Electronic, Indie, ...)

Sunshine, QLD

Chinatown Carpark
New

Artist

Chinatown Carpark

Indie, Pop, Rock (#indie, #pop, #rock, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Babaganouj
New

Artist

Babaganouj

Indie, Pop, Rock (Brisbane, lemonheads, Vaselines, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Outliers
New

Artist

Sasha and Georgia
New

Artist

Sasha and Georgia

Pop, Indie (Josh Pyke, sister-sister duo, Folker, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Neal Nikkarachi
New

Artist

Neal Nikkarachi

Hip Hop, Pop (Tyga, Kid Ink, J. Cole, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Brooke.
New

Artist

Brooke.

Pop, Indie

Brisbane, QLD

Alexandra
New

Artist

Alexandra

Indie, Pop (Alexandra, Music, original, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Koby Lee
New

Artist

Koby Lee

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (Pink, No Doubt, Rock, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Julian Bingham
New

Artist

Julian Bingham

Indie, Pop, Roots (emma louise, Jónsi, Laura Marling)

Brisbane, QLD

Columbia Buffet
New

Artist

Columbia Buffet

Indie, Punk, Rock (90's and modern pop punk, indie rock)

Brisbane, QLD

INIGO
New

Artist

INIGO

Electronic, Pop

Brisbane, QLD

Donnelle Brooks
New

Artist

Donnelle Brooks

Indie, Pop, Roots (Acoustic, Pop, Indie, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

wash.
New

Artist

wash.

Electronic, Indie, Pop (Aaron Moore, Needs, Ambient, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Keelan Mak
New

Artist

Keelan Mak

Electronic, Pop (#electronic, #Chillwave, #pop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Hey Geronimo
New

Artist

Hey Geronimo

Indie, Rock (dystopian, Future, Bangers)

Brisbane, QLD

Brad Liam
New

Artist

Brad Liam

Pop, Rock (Pop, Acoustic, Pop-Rock, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Adventure Land
New

Artist

Adventure Land

Pop, Rock (Adventureland, Adventure Land, adventure, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

The Basement Tapes
New

Artist

The Basement Tapes

Electronic, Pop (Burial, Flume, hermitude, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Georgia Mae
New

Artist

Georgia Mae

Pop (Pop, alternative, Alt Pop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Miss Elm
New

Artist

Miss Elm

Electronic, Pop (Ukuleles, Jazz, quirky, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Dave Power
New

Artist

Dave Power

Indie, Pop (Alt Country, folk)

Brisbane, QLD

Georgia McDona1d
New

Artist

Bree Bullock
New

Artist

Bree Bullock

Indie, Pop (Missy Higgins, The Waifs, Joni Mitchell, ...)

Brisbane, QLD