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Bunyip
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Bunyip

Metal, Punk, Rock (Metal, Rock, Punk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

FORCES

Featured Artist

2013

11

Mar

FORCES

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Melbourne, VIC

Come to the dark side of the Australian electro scene with Melbourne synth maestros Forces.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?

Forces is the two of us. Tom on drums, Alex on vocals and production. Its pure electronic. Dense, driving...live music for the club. We developed the sound with controlled experimentation and playing live a lot. We have a fairly clear vision we are working towards but of course there are always mutations of the core concept. The sheer amount of information accessible at this point is of course a big influence. We generate a lot of material initially then cut it back to a form we like.

What’s the Forces live show like?

Tom stands up with a small custom electronic kit, I stand and sing and occasionally tend to the electronics. Its quite direct. People dance. Smoke, lasers, inappropriate touching.

Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Australian electronic/dance community that inspire you?

David Thrussel has inspired us musically, and helped define a path for industrial/electronic music in Australia. Along with a whole heap of other Australian artists like SPK, Severed Heads, Itch-E and Scratch-E, Single Gun Theory, The Presets, Krang, Future Sound of Melbourne, HMC, Scattered Order, Quench, The Shining Path, Third Eye....Australia has an amazing history of electronic music that is too often obscured by the towering shadow of guitar music. In terms of Aus artists we like right now... HTRK, Kangaroo Skull, Matthew Brown and Nun.

What are you guys doing when you’re not being Forces?

Tom - I DJ regularly, and I'm in the process of finishing a double major in philosophy and literature. Alex - I'm currently producing new material for some very talented new australian artists and working on the soundtrack to an Oz apocalypse feature called "These Final Hours", should be out half way through the year.

What’s coming up for you in 2013?

Playing shows, promoting the EP, finishing the album and the new video clip, touring Europe, paying rent.

Australian music is…?

...due for a shake-up.

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8 Bit Love
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8 Bit Love

Electronic, Rock (8 Bit Love, dance, Punk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

JP Klipspringer
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JP Klipspringer

Electronic, Indie, Pop (Elliott Smith, Primal Scream, chilled out electro, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Japanese Wallpaper

Featured Artist

2014

1

Sep

Japanese Wallpaper

Melbourne, VIC

This year's Unearthed High winner Japanese Wallpaper has just released his brand new single, featuring Jesse Davidson. It follows on from outstanding collaborations with Wafia and Pepa Knight, but who else is on the 17 year-old's 'collaborator wishlist'? And what are his plans for the rest of 2014? Find out below...

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What’s the first thing you’re gonna do when you turn 18?
Most likely just go and see some bands - not being able to get into venues is definitely the worst part of being underage.
 
Who’s on your collaborator wish-list?
Hmm… I think Bon Iver would be pretty beautiful, his voice is so superb. Phoebe (ex-Snakadaktal) would be awesome too.
 
On average, how much time do you spend in your bedroom making tunes each week?
I’m not sure how many hours but definitely a lot! It’s a great way to procrastinate and avoid schoolwork…
 
What’s your go-to snack when making music?
Definitely this frozen yoghurt ice-cream thing that Mum has started buying. It doesn’t last very long when I’m recording ;)
 
What’s your vision for the ultimate Japanese Wallpaper live show?
I’d love to make it a band-driven show at some point - I love playing in bands and I think that with a little tweaking the music would really lend itself to it.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Hmm, 'Pickles From The Jar' by Courtney Barnett would be a pretty good one. Or maybe 'Void' by Seekae. Depends why they were crying in the first place I guess!
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Sorry to use Seekae twice but their song 'You’ll' is a definite tearjerker. Works on me every time.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
That Polographia and Cosmo’s Midnight collab always goes down well! Or maybe an Andras Fox track. Depends on the party.
 
What are your plans for the rest 2014?
I definitely want to do some more touring and keep developing my show, so hopefully there will be plenty of time for that in the school holidays…

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Juan Alban
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Juan Alban

Indie, Roots (juan alban, epicure, ballarat)

Ballarat, VIC

Lupa J
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Lupa J

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop (Lupa, Lupa J, Electronic, ...)

Sydney, NSW