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Chicks Who Love Guns
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Chicks Who Love Guns

Indie, Punk, Rock (Indie, Rock, Punk, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Food Court
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Food Court

Pop, Rock (Garage, Pop, Fuzz, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Doctor Goddard
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Doctor Goddard

Indie, Rock, Roots (Blue Mountains Blues Rock Soul Psych)

Sydney, NSW

Cull
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Cull

Indie, Rock (shoegaze, city pop, dreampop, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun
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Doc Holliday Takes The Shotgun

Indie, Punk, Rock (horror, surf, Rock)

Sydney, NSW

Smitty & B. Goode
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Smitty & B. Goode

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (Rock'n'Roll, good times, Rock, ...)

Sydney, NSW

The Money Go Round
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Bill 'n' Bob

Indie, Rock (Nick Cave, The Violent Femmes, The Doors, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Elana Stone
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Elana Stone

Electronic, Indie, Pop (Dirty Projectors, Frank Ocean, Solange, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Hedge Fund
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Hedge Fund

Indie, Rock (Indie, Rock, Alt Rock)

Sydney, NSW

Gung Ho

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Gung Ho

Indie, Pop (The Clash, Gang of Four, seinfeld, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Millions

Featured Artist

2011

25

Jul

Millions

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane 4-piece Millions are the lucky winners of our Splendour In The Grass competition and open the main stage this Friday morning. Wow!

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

Just listened to a lot of Black Sabbath and thought you know what? We can do this.

You’re the winners of our Splendour In The Grass competition and will be opening the main stage this Friday. What can the Splendour masses expect from the Millions live show?

Some furious guitar windmilling, Campbell loves to shake his hips, Dom does a good MJ moonwalk and James plays drums with his feet and pedals with his hands.

What are you hoping to get from the experience?

Hopefully Campbell might score a lucky lady for once... Mainly just to have the best time and enjoy it for all it is, maybe try and get a band photo with yeezy.

Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.

Mainly just our bros. We have a sick little music community popping in Brisbane. We're great friends with The Cairos, Last Dinosaurs, Dune Rats, Bleeding Knees Club, DZ Deathrays, Mitzi and Gung Ho... kind of like a little Gang of (more than) Four. Producer wise we love Cam Smith at Incremental Records. He's done all of our recordings so far and he's cheap, gets a good result and likes Steve Albini, what could possibly go wrong?

What’s coming up in 2011?

We're formulating all our plans now but it's looking to be very busy indeed. Going to be dropping an EP really soon then doing alot of touring - exciting stuff!

Australian music is?

...Keith Urban

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DZ

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2009

30

Mar

DZ

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Brisbane, QLD

Raw and edgey sounds from two young men from Brisbane with a finely tuned rock 'n roll ethos.

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

One night after the pub Shane and I decided to make a band specifically for playing house parties. We made a list of bands and songs we like to hear at parties and then we went into our jam room and tried to play them all at once. If we write a song which we think people wouldn’t party to then we generally scrap it, with the exception of The Mess Up (we need a slower song in the middle of our set because I’m unfit).

How long have you been around for?

We began writing for the band around the start of February last year straight after our last band had broken up. We spent about 3 months just writing until we played our first couple of house parties and then decided to sell out some time around August and began playing our first proper paid shows.

We’ve got to ask – DeeZee? Why not DeeZed?

Well… it kind of started as joke to make us sound like a hip hop group or something. We also pronounce it both ways just to add to the confusion. It doesn’t really matter we don’t care which ever way people choose to say it.

You’ve got a lot of great gigs lined up… tell us more…

We’ve got a great agent… Its been amazing some of the shows she’s helped us get on. We’ve already played with some of our favourite bands in the world and are about to play with even more of them. It’s a little weird spending weekends out partying and playing with these amazing bands in different cities and then going back to work the next day sitting around in a cubicle thinking if it all actually happened.

Australian music is?

a) ..not appreciated enough in Australia. b) The Drones, Jimmy Barnes and John-Mother-Fucking-Farnham! (+ 1682.6 other amazing bands/artists..)

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DUNE RATS

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DUNE RATS

Indie, Pop (Green Cans, Schlay Schlangers, sex)

Brisbane, QLD

Velociraptor

Featured Artist

2011

15

Mar

Velociraptor

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Velociraptor are a 12-headed garage pop monster from Brisbane. They've recently smashed out their killer debut 7". We love it!

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

Velociraptor circa late-2008 was somewhat different to the 24 armed beast it is today. When we first began we were a 3 piece with just myself (Jeremy) and Shane and Simon (DZ Deathrays) who aimed at making the most brutal garage we could. There was a lot of shouting. At some point I wrote something pretty darn close to a 60's pop song (Hey Suzanne) which fulfilled a great prophecy and changed the direction of the sound to something which complemented the addition of more raptors. With these raptors came a focus on gang vocals, live chaos and well, more noise. With all 12 members skilled in the art of garage-pop the songs are now being brought to life by a lot of guitars and a lot of good ideas and sees us heading in the direction of 60's greats like The Zombies, Gerry and the Pacemakers and The Honeycombs for our new album.

What are your earliest memories of seeing live Australian music?

Depends on what level we're talking. Earliest memories of live Australian music were various battle of the bands competitions in grade 8. Glorious times. Back when nu-metal was really pushing musical boundaries haha. When I was 14 or so I do recall seeing those third wave ska monsters Area 7. Everything else is a little sketchy but I know I saw Jebediah at some point during those years and they were, as they always are, amazing. First 18+ show I had the pleasure of attending as a minor was seeing Brisbane greats Dollar Bar in Paddington back in '02.

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

That would be from my Mother and the advice was to run your own race. In fact I think she gave me a whole book about it. But its very easy, especially when you're young, to get caught up in what everybody else is doing. You'll see it in people - fretting cos they should be earning X amount of dollars, or that they should already be on their way to owning a home, married, kids, whatever it is their peers are up to or whatever the fairytale plan was that they'd made for their lives when they were young teens. You'll also see it in music too - bands jumping on whatever is hip at the time, only to miss the point of music completely in doing so. Be a good person, live your own dream and just take it as it comes, you'll be fine.

Tell us about the bands and people in the Brisbane music scene that inspire you.

There are so many hard working people in Brisbane music that do it all out of love and who really want to raise the profile of Brisbane Music and its artists - Trina Massey, The Fans Group, Michelle Brown and 4ZZZ FM, Cameron Smith, Kellie Lloyd and Brendan Eales just to name a few. As for bands, well there's Keep on Dancin's - Brisbane's answer to Best Coast, then there's The Sulphur Lights - brutal garage surf that's too legit to quit, Dune Rats - an up and coming 2 piece that play a real wild lo-fi surf, Nova Scotia - Brisbane mainstays of the 90's indie revivalist persuasion, and well I could keep going, but they're all bands that make me want to go home post-gig and work on my songwriting.

What’s coming up in 2011?

Velociraptor are coming to Sydney and Newcastle mid-April with plans for an entire east coast tour (Adelaide too if we're lucky) at the beginning of June. We're currently recording our debut album which should see the light of day in the second half of this year. Also about to film a videoclip for our track 'Sleep with the Fishes'. So basically, everything's coming up Milhouse.

Australian music is?

A good thing to be involved with right now. With the power of the internet and a general interest in independent music from the public it's finally becoming feasible to be an artist based out of Australia. People are sifting through music to find stuff they really want to listen to and that's rad. There's even enough of an audience to healthily support more niche scenes which is awesome cos now whatever you do, as long as you do it well, you can finally live the dream and play to people who will enjoy it.

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THE CAIROS

Featured Artist

2011

7

Feb

THE CAIROS

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Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane 4-piece The Cairos will be taking their pop-infused party rock'n'roll to the Adelaide Fringe thanks to triple j Unearthed and Fuse Festival. We love them and you will too.

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

Our music has evolved fairly naturally really. We've been playing for a few years now and have locked into a certain way of playing off each other which has spawned this latest bunch of new songs.

You’re the winners of our Fuse Festival Competition. What can the Fuse Festival audience expect from your show?

Tight rhythms, driving riffs and a shirtless drummer. And lots and lots of hair (on our heads).

What are you most hoping to get out of attending and playing the 2011 Fuse Festival?

We've only ever played Adelaide twice before so an opportunity to form some groundswell there would be exceptional. We consistently work hard on our live sound and we'll be aiming to turn a few heads.

What else is coming up in 2011?

Recordings, tours, writing, mental check lists and three 21st birthdays. Hopefully a year of fun and hard work.

Australian music is?

The stories of our friends and fellow musicians living the best kind of life there is.

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Lime Cordiale
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Lime Cordiale

Indie, Pop, Rock (sydney, Lime, cordiale, ...)

Sydney, NSW