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Tia Gostelow
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Tia Gostelow

Indie, Rock (Indie, folk, Rock)

Tropic, QLD

THE SKATEGOATS
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THE SKATEGOATS

Pop, Punk, Rock (Pop Punk, Punk, Rock, ...)

South East SA, SA

Australia
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Australia

Indie, Pop, Rock (#Sydney #independent #Australia)

Sydney, NSW

Phantastic Ferniture
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Phantastic Ferniture

Indie, Rock

Sydney, NSW

The Decline
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The Decline

Punk, Rock (Punk, Skate, 90's socal punk, ...)

Perth, WA

Main Beach
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Main Beach

Indie, Pop, Rock (Little Richard, Surf Rock, Main Beach, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Bam Bam
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Bam Bam

Electronic, Hip Hop (bam bam)

Melbourne, VIC

FOLEY!
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FOLEY!

Punk (Punk, folk, posi, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Eat Your Heart Out

Featured Artist

2016

11

Apr

Eat Your Heart Out

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Newcastle, NSW

Eat Your Heart Out are one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition and will be taking their pop punk sounds to the Groovin The Moo stage in Maitland on April 23.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
We started out in a country town where the only other bands were hardcore, so we had quite a heavy influence right from the start but also wanted to be melodic and poppy. We haven't ever tried to push our sound in any certain direction, it just kind of happens. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
We are inspired by all the bands (especially Australian ones) that make incredible music and manage to tour the world as their full time job. 
 
You’re one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition. What can punters in Maitland expect from the Eat Your Heart Out live show?
Hot riffs and hair flips. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Rock out the stage" - Mum 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Friday On My Mind by The Easybeats. 
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Laika by Wil Wagner. :'(
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Vitriol by Bluejuice. Banger!
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Stepson and She Cries Wolf at Drone in Newcastle. Both super hardworking heavy bands that put on one hell of a tight show. 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Newcastle music community that inspire you.
As far as bands go, definitely Trophy Eyes! They've worked super hard and written killer songs, and it's paid off. 
And Bec Solman, the owner of Drone, one of the only all ages venues in Newcastle. Keeping the all ages scene alive! 
 
What are your plans for 2016?
We have some new material very close to being released, and after that we hope to be back out playing shows around Aus as soon as possible!

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Ali Barter

Featured Artist

2013

28

Jan

Ali Barter

( )

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne songstress Ali Barter is one of the winners of our Laneway Festival competition. She'll be opening the River Stage of the Laneway Festival in Melbourne at 11:40am this Sunday 3rd February.

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

I started writing songs a few years back and have always been drawn to scenery and stories so I try to incorporate that into my songs. I listen to lots of movie soundtracks because I like the way the music enhances the visuals. I also just write as many songs as possible waiting for the good ones to come out. I write and play with other producers, songwriters and musicians too so I can learn how other people develop their craft.

You’re one of the winners of our Laneway competition and will be opening the festival in Melbourne - what can Laneway punters expect from the Ali Barter live show?

I am playing my set at Laneway with a couple of awesome boys. I will be playing my pink silvertone and they are providing the bass, guitar and MPC – which will be fun. It’ll be a slightly stripped back version of my EP. I am playing about 3 new songs too which will be good to air some new stuff.

Tell us about the bands, producers and people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you?

I play with a guy called Jumpin’ Jack William who is an incredible folk singer, guitarist and songwriter. Playing music with him is like having a conversation – I learn a lot from him. The man who produced my EP – Matik, is awesome. He really brought my songs to life. He works with hip hop artists, folk and country artists as well as pop musicians - he has an amazing scope for music. This makes him really special to work with as a producer. I worked with some amazing film-makers, photographers, artists and designers on a music video recently. They are an incredible community of people working together to make beautiful things. Melbourne producer and artist Thrupence is another clever man. He did the artwork on my EP and makes lush and beautiful beats.

What's the best advice you've been given and by who?

My friend Steve tells me to relax. It might not be the best advice but it's definitely the most frequent

Whatís coming up for you in 2013?

Recording an album, playing lots of shows, making a couple of videos, writing lots of songs.

Australian music isÖ?

…very very good.

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Sam Wright

Featured Artist

2015

4

May

Sam Wright

( )

North Queensland, QLD

Sam Wright is a Townsville-based musician who crafts gorgeous and often bittersweet roots-tinged pop. He's also one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition and will be taking the stage at Groovin The Moo in his home town this Sunday, May 10.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I just really love listening to music. I tend to go through pretty intense phases where I obsess over a certain sound or production style. Sometimes that shows through in my music, I can see elements of things I’ve absorbed over time and it’s kind of nice. Right now I’m obsessing over slide guitar stuff. I guess before the release of Year Of The Horse I was seen as primarily a ‘guitar guy’ but this project for me is very much separate from guitar playing, this is more about the songs, song writing and production for me. I don’t put any wanky guitar playing into my tunes, not yet anyways, there’s nothing technical about my tracks.
 
I like to think being a musician is sort of like being a collector, I guess we're all collectors in everything we do, plodding along collecting skills…ANYWAYS musicians are collectors!  I find myself collecting sounds, licks, combinations of chords, structures, melodies, rhythms, samples, noises, tones etc.  They’re all swimming around somewhere in my head from listening and learning. So in short, my sound is a culmination of whatever I’ve absorbed over the years. Lyrically, situations interest me, people interest me and experiences interest me.
 
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
I am most inspired when watching my friends play.
 
You’re one of the winners of our Groovin The Moo competition. What can punters at Groovin The Moo in Townsville expect from your live show?
They should expect Justin Fimmel (drums) to take his shirt off…That should get most of the girls to come and watch us. Can we show a photo? I’ll be playing with a band, I’ve got some talented cats onboard. Justin Fimmel on drums, Daniel Panitzki on bass and Matt Elwin on electric guitar. It’s gonna be a real hootenanny.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
I can’t remember who told me this but…‘If Not Now Then When” has stuck with me for a while now.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Rip Rip Woodchip by John Williamson
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Because the song is so ridiculously beautiful, World Of Sun by Stolen Violin. Anything that this guy does is beautiful, he’s a real shark.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
That’s a tough one… I’d be inclined to put on some Mariah Carey and sort the men from the boys. But an Australian tune hey… Alison Wonderland - I Want You is a banga.
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I went and saw Donavon Frankenreiter at The Venue and it was amazing. The band was incredible. There was a fair few local acts on the line-up too (Crossroads, Women In Docs, and more) who really nailed it that night.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the QLD music community that inspire you.
Hmm…there’s a guy floating around up here, Laurence Backer…that guy is a complete saint. Mark Myers I always find to be an inspiring guy to be around, same with Jordan Ireland, Ciaran Toomey I’m sure there are a bunch others. I always head down to Bigsound in Brisbane and meet a bunch of inspiring people doing awesome things. The people that inspire me are the people who consistently strive to improve themselves or their music and have a great time in the process.
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2015?
I will just keep doing my thing. I’m just going to write a bunch more and maybe release something late this year, maybe early next year. I would really love to play some more shows up and down the east coast or tour, or just play more shows. I’ve got a couple of shows penciled in supporting a sweet Melbourne outfit in October so that should be fun, I’m guessing dates aren’t released yet so I won’t give any details.

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GL

Featured Artist

2014

6

Oct

GL

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne duo GL are all about glowing synths, gritty drum-machines and stratospheric vocals. Jump in their DeLorean, a world of deep bass and hypnotic grooves await.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Graeme and I have been playing music together for about eight years and this is our first project writing the music just the two of us. I guess we know each other pretty well, so that helps. It's great to be in a totally equal project, where we can trust each other has our back. Musically we love music that has soul and intent. The are a lot of late 70's and 80's influenced sounds, this was a fertile time and the birth of most electronic music as we hear it today. We try to keep it authentic and based on song form and structure. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Everyday stuff, watching what people do and how we behave. For us music shouldn't be exclusive, we all feel the same things. 
 
What can punters expect from the GL live show?
Two people giving it a red hot go. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
'Never underestimate being happy with what you are doing, don't worry about what comes next' - Beth my housemate
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Courtney Barnett at the Corner Hotel - Amazing!
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you.
Chris Gill from Northside record store...supporting local music and keeping the fight alive! Community radio music hosts, Phil Gionfriddo (Jacky Winter), Eagle and the Worm crew, Saskwatch crew, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Andras Fox, Waxo Paradiso, Sui Zhen...so much!
 
What are your plans for the rest 2014?
We are playing some EP launch shows October 25th (Melbourne) and November 1st (Sydney). Hopefully play some more shows over summer and start writing/record an album. :) 

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March of the Real Fly
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March of the Real Fly

Indie, Pop (Daniel Johnston, hellogoodbye, Punk, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Babaganouj
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Artist

Babaganouj

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

Brisbane, QLD

Luca Brasi

Featured Artist

2014

1

May

Luca Brasi

Northern Tasmania, TAS

Tassie punks Luca Brasi are this week’s feature artist! An incredible force live and on record, Luca Brasi’s songs are just coursing with intensity and conviction.

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Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We play what I guess is mid tempo punk/rock, some heavier moments, some softer. We never really set out to be a certain style of band and are always super keen to mix things up to keep it interesting.
Our first album "Extended Family" was more raw and straight up but this time around we really made an effort to introduce some light and shade into the record. I think alot of what we are listening to at the time comes through in our music. Especially Tom's love of twinkly, shoegaze guitar stuff which is definitely more evident this time around. We spend alot of time seperately demoing and sharing ideas and set about to write the best record we could and really break down the components of all the tracks for the record on By A Thread.

What can the crowd expect from a Luca Brasi live show?
Live shows are what we're all about, being able to be on stage and do what we love is the reason we love playing music. A typical live show is hot and sweaty as hell and more than likely a booze soaked affair. We don't record songs that we can't pull off live exactly as they are on the records, hopefully better!

You’ve toured a fair bit in the past few years. What are some of your favourite tour memories?
Every single tour is such a massive pleasure for us and we're so stoked and grateful that the shows just get better and better. The amount of friends we've made around the country is crazy, just from playing songs that we wrote in our collective bedrooms.
I'd  have to say personal highlights would be sold out shows in some venues such as The Corner in Melbourne, that I've seen plenty of my favourite bands at themselves, would have to be up there. Getting nude constantly throughout our last tour with legends Bodyjar was a good time too!

Tell us about the bands or people in the Tassie music community that inspire you?
Tassie has some amazing bands/musicians that are so unknown it's a crime. Bands like The Scandal are one of  the biggest influences on our own music. Their bass player Nic White has co-produced all of our music along with Linc Le Fevre, possibly the most talented person we know, who's own music inspires us to try and be better. Currently Hobart lads Speech Patterns are the fastest and tightest band out, I feel like I need to go home and practice every time I watch them play.

What are your plans for Luca Brasi in 2014?
This year for Luca will be our biggest by a mile, we pretty much will just continue playing as many shows as possible, in as many different places as possible and get this new record out there. Our first overseas trip is also later this year and will take in Europe and The U.K, something we never considered as a possibility, totally mindblowing.

Australian music is…?
The bloody best, mate!

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