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Astral Skulls
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Astral Skulls

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (No Wave, Synthpop, Synth, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

HABITS
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Artist

HABITS

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop (cool, sad, dance, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

BV
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BV

Dance

Sydney, NSW

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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Motion Picture Actress
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Motion Picture Actress

Electronic, Hip Hop

Brisbane, QLD

Client Liaison

Featured Artist

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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DEAFCULT

Featured Artist

2015

13

Jul

DEAFCULT

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Deafcult is a shoegaze/noisepop band from Brisbane that build an impressive wall of sound with stormy distortion and fuzzy, soothing vocals. We recommending playing them really loud.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Stevie: Deafcult is a noisy pop band, essentially. A big part of our sound comes from having four guitar players. Most of the songs are written on an acoustic guitar so that at the foundation of it all theres just a pop song. When you add four loud guitars and two singers harmonizing softly amongst the noise it starts to sound like Deafcult.
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Stevie: I think the music I grew up with in Scotland informs alot of our sound. Bands like Jesus and Mary chain, Vaselines, Mogwai and the Cocteau Twins. Also music my mother used to play when I was a child like The Ronettes and the Shangri Las. The whole Phil Spector Wall of Sound thing is a big influence.
 
What can punters expect from a Deafcult live show?
Innez: You’ll probably notice a bunch of people on stage trying not to cross guitar swords. It will most likely be loud so bring your earplugs. Or don’t, it’s your life, live it how you want. Al might face his butt to the crowd if you’re lucky.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
Innez: My mum has made a pretty big impact. Not so much with words but just the way she lives her life with compassion and kindness, and she has and has never, ever given up. Plus my best bud Alys told me to never stop rockin’ and I never will. 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Innez: I’d pop Blank Realms new banger on - 'River of Longing', then take their hand and run into a field never to return. We may cry there anyhow but at least we’d be in a field listening to Blank Realm. 
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Innez: Rowland S Howard – 'Shut Me Down'. I discovered Howard too late, unfortunately. His guitar playing and vocal delivery are pretty crushing. If they weren’t crying after this I’d talk to them about Australia’s Border Protection Act then show them the story of Koko and her kitten.  And if they still weren’t crying I’d throw sand in their eyes to check if they were cyborgs. 
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Innez: Second Sight – 'Pure Form'. We played with Second Sight in Adelaide a couple of months ago. There’s a bunch of cool goth/electro stuff happening about the place but I guess this track sticks out as it’s a bit meaner or something. Everyone could totally bust out embarrassing dance moves to this track. 
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Innez: One we played with Tiny Migrants, Per Purpose and Pale Heads from Melbourne a couple of weeks ago. Per Purpose is one of the most interesting bands in Australia. Every member in the band is engaging.  And when everything falls apart, like it did this night, they especially rule. Tiny Migrants are the perfect amount of surf, punk, pop, garage and also cute legends to boot. Pale heads… Let’s just say anything Tom Lyngcoln touches turns to gold. Plus you’re assured a good time at Trainspotters (a venue at Central Station in Brisbane). Make sure you get a jug of Fruit Tingle and if you miss dinner, they’ve got fairy bread for free! Sugar highs all night long.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you.
Innez: We’re pretty lucky in Brisbane. There's not an abundance of venues, but the ones that do pop up tend to be run by total legends. In terms of people who do stuff that’s cool and inspiring Matty from Tenth Court, Lena from Trouble’s A Brewin, Do It Together, Cam and Matt from Via/Bach Guitars, Helena Papageorgio/Alex Dunlop’s amazing music vids, Rick and Billpot, Cam Smith, Sarah Gall, the crew at 4ZZZ, Phoebe Paradise’s art and design, Room 40, all our mates here actually. 
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2015?
Stevie: We are in the process of writing a new record. So we will be in the studio again soon! We will also tour Australia a bit. We have our first interstate show in Melbourne on Saturday 18th July at the Reverence Hotel for their 3rd birthday show.

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Collarbones
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Collarbones

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop

Adelaide, SA

Scissor Lock

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Scissor Lock

Electronic

Sydney, NSW

White Hex
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White Hex

Electronic, Indie, Pop (Arthur Russell, Velvet Underground, Tropical Goth, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Miles Brown
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Artist

Miles Brown

Electronic, Pop (Synth, Depeche Mode, Forces, ...)

Melbourne, VIC