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daste.
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daste.

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

Gold Coast, QLD

Clea

Featured Artist

2016

22

Feb

Clea

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Brisbane singer-songwriter Clea writes enchanting and intimate tracks that are sure to get under your skin.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
My music and writing are ramblings about my surroundings and sentiments. The sound developed primarily through listening very closely to brilliant songwriters, then finding a rhythm with the help of my guitar to support the beat and flow of my own vocals.
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music? 
Absence of distraction 
 
What can punters expect from a Clea live show? 
Plenty of bad jokes, a guitar lovingly strummed and heavily coaxed and maybe an opportunity to join me in collectively venting our hearts yearnings.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from? 
“Don't do anything you don't wanna do" - Mum 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Ainslie Wills - Drive
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - Into My Arms
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next? 
Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better (Can’t go past a bit of Tame) 
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
The Cairos final Brisbane gig ;( What a show! Complete with previous member cameo appearances and a sparkly, upbeat, sad farewell. Everyone left with glossy eyes, blinking happy tears.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Brisbane music community that inspire you. 
Mid Ayr and Good Boy... bunch of hardworking boys producing hard-hitting, golden music. Beautiful songstresses Amela, O’Little Sister and Meredith also generate the goods. The Brisbane music community is blossoming and booming, it’s very exciting and inspiring to be amongst it all.
 
What are your plans for 2016? 
I’ll be heading overseas in a few weeks, I plan to play in a few London corners, skip in the hills of Italy and breath in some genius Björk infused Icelandic vibes. I’ll head back home via Japan in July and go straight into recording an EP. Hopefully I’ll see the year out gigging around this great southern land.

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Midnight Fuckboys
New

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Midnight Fuckboys

Indie, Rock

Brisbane, QLD

Order Sixty6
New

Artist

Order Sixty6

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop (Hip-Hop)

Brisbane, QLD

JK-47
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Pure Milk
New

Artist

Pure Milk

Indie, Punk, Rock (Garage Rock, indie rock, alt-country)

Gold Coast, QLD

Michael McCartney
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Michael McCartney

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

Gold Coast, QLD

Miss Lucy
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Miss Lucy

Electronic, Pop, Rock (#pop #electropop #rock #stadiumpop #moodpop)

Gold Coast, QLD

Hello Jane
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Hello Jane

Pop, Roots

Brisbane, QLD

Maisy Taylor
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Maisy Taylor

Indie, Pop (Singer Songwriter, Indie, folk, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Lucy Korts
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Lucy Korts

Indie, Pop, Roots (Pop, Indie, alt, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

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Hazel Mei

Indie, Pop, Rock (alternative, Songwriter, songstress, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Jordan Merrick
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Jordan Merrick

Indie, Roots (folk, americana, blues, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Sammm.
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Sammm.

Indie, Pop (dark, Indie, guitar, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

PASTELLE
New

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PASTELLE

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

Brisbane, QLD

Daisy Brains
New

Artist

Daisy Brains

Indie, Punk, Rock (the pixies, Smashing Pumpkins, Cage The Elephant, ...)

Gold Coast, QLD

Sleeping
New

Artist

Sleeping

Indie, Rock

Brisbane, QLD

Electric Zebra
New

Artist

Electric Zebra

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

Brisbane, QLD

Ivey

Featured Artist

2019

1

Apr

Ivey

( )

Gold Coast, QLD

Queensland group Ivey are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist.

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

Honestly we’ve devolved our sound from being in a band for so long. It doesn’t seem like it because Millie has only just turned 18 but we’ve been a band for five years. A lot of trial and error and experiment has gone into crafting the sound we have now, and even then our new stuff is definitely moving in a different direction again! 

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

It’s a mixture of things, we love making music that people can dance and have fun too, so when we find that bass line or that groove or a sample that has something to it, we usually build our songs around it. Adding to this, the biggest inspiration when building these tracks is each other, it’s really nice to have five people who are all throwing around ideas all the time. Lyrically I think it’s hard to pin point, it’d be nice to say that we plan out out lyrics properly but most of the time it is kind of intuitive. You unknowing mumble out sentences that end up forming lyrics to a chorus or a verse. Life is absolutely mind boggling sometimes, in both good and bad ways, it kind of effortlessly provides that endless intuitive form of inspiration. 

What can punters expect from an Ivey live show?

We really pride ourselves on our live show, you can expect a lot of energy, dancing, jumping and tight hi-hats.

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

This will sound generic and boring, but it is honestly the best advice “stop comparing yourself to others”. I could tell you many people who have said this. But my dear friend Lachlan Jones from The Vanns used to reiterate this often. You can’t compare your music and your career to others, focus on your music and what you want to do and work hard. 

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

Parcels - Tieduprightnow.

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

#1 Dads Feat. Airling - God Can Promise.

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

North East Party House - Youth Allowance.

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

Dante and I went to Donny Love at Shark Bar last night and it was heaps of fun! That band are true staple of the Gold Coast Music Scene.

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

I guess most of the bands in the Gold Coast music scene inspire us, simply because it drives you to get better, perform better and write better. But special mentions to Lastlings who are absolutely killing it at the moment. Also shout to long time friends Peach Fur, our new friends The Oogars and Daste, all three are respectively amazing at what they do.

What are your plans for 2019?

We have been writing a lot of new music and have two new singles recorded already! The first one of these will be out sooner then you think....

 

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Horseboy
New

Artist

Horseboy

Indie (Indie, indie rock, Indie Pop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Hope D

Featured Artist

2020

6

Apr

Hope D

( )

Brisbane, QLD

This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring the extraordinary Hope D!

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

My sound used to be very simple, two dimensional and easy to listen to in any situation. It wasn't until my lyrics started reflecting personal stories and emotions that I began making the music sound more complex and harsh to match the story I was trying to tell. So I suppose my sound developed with the more stories I collected and with the expansion of my musical abilities, which has happened relatively slowly over the past 5 years. 

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

As morbid as it is, my greatest source of inspiration is heartache. But not just 'person breaks other person's heart' kind of heart ache, it can come from so many other things. Like I had heartache when writing 'Swim' - yet no one had necessarily broken my heart. And heartache when I wrote 'Second', yet that's a song I wrote knowing I made someone else feel heartache. It's all from a yucky feeling, but it's very refreshing to channel it and write something that makes me feel a bit less yucky. And I like to think that you can feel and hear the discomfort in the music. 

What can punters expect from a Hope D live show?

You can expect me with high energy, jumping on stage with a stupid smile on my face. And lots of beers, and a fair bit of swearing.  

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

My friend Monica Kim graduated from my school when I was in year 10. She was also a musician, of which, I crazily admired. She always frothed my music even though (at the time) my nerves usually took over when I played, which made my performance pretty rough. She said something like 'With every 7 no's that you get, there will be one yes. And that yes will be enough to keep you going'. And that's something I really got to experience in my later years of getting more serious with music. Some people won't get around what you do - and that's okay! Because the people that do get around it, REALLY get around it. And the love from that one person means so much, that it feels like it is love from 7 people :) If that makes any sense haha. Monica really inspired me to do what I love, and what she said has literally stuck with me for 6 years, and I'm sure will never leave me. 

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

Okay I'm going to say Nicotine by Sycco. It boosts my mood and energy levels by 100000% every time. 

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

1000 Sundowns by Emma Louise. Such a beautiful and sad song, my friend Emma Parke agrees. 

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

'Solid Gold' by PNAU. My girlfriend introduced me to that one, it bloody gets me GARNNNNNNN.

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

It was Dulcie at The Milk Factory in Brisbane's West End! I am so unable to explain how freaking good it was. It The Dulcie girls are so talented and beautiful and so LOVELY! It was the last thing I was able to see before all the gigs stopped due to COVID-19 too, so I'm incredibly grateful that it was such an entertaining and wholesome gig. Had a bit of PCD after it, still do actually. 

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

Honestly too many to name, but I'll touch on a few! Hallie is a dear friend of mine, her drive and the way she is unapologetically herself is so inspiring to me. Sycco for obvious reasons - she is a boss a$$ QWAIN and will rule the world one day, I won't be mad about it. I love Pink Matter so much, their music is incredible and the girls are so lovely! They warm my heart, and make me want to learn jazz scales - which I WILL. First Beige are so groovy, I want to be as cool as them when I grow up. Bridget Brandolini's music is so soothingly beautiful, her writing is very inspiring to me. There are so many others that I go out to see, I was able to see a few bands per week, I can't wait to do that again. Brisbane and the local family is so dazzling, brilliant and supportive, it's so nice to have!  It literally feels like we all came from the same womb ahhah that's so gross to say but I'm going to leave it there.

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The Baby Breaks
New

Artist

The Baby Breaks

Indie, Rock (Rock, blues, Indie, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

pool shop
New

Artist

pool shop

Indie (pool shop, poolshop, majorleagues, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Vesper Green
New

Artist

Vesper Green

Indie, Metal, Rock ("Alternative rock"grunge)

Brisbane, QLD

Venice on Fire
New

Artist

Venice on Fire

Indie, Punk, Rock (Alternative Rock)

South Queensland, QLD

Sycco

Featured Artist

2019

2

Dec

Sycco

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Sycco.

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

I’d say Sycco (psycho) is maybe a blend of pop, neo-soul and psychedelia. I guess because I make everything myself the Sycco sound came from experimenting and blending different genre’s over the years. I’m still trying to work out what exactly it is to but I also don’t want be tied down to one specific genre and don’t think it has to!

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

I think the greatest source of inspiration would be that I don’t want to do anything other than music, there is nothing I love more than music, isn’t it just so great!

What can punters expect from a Sycco live show?

Colourful, vibrant, maybe a sensation of stank will overtake ur face in a good way?

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

Sometimes u just have to kick the can down the road - Co Star App. HA I think that has been the best advice I’ve been given.

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

Probably like What Is Growing Up by Lime Cordiale, its just makes you feel so okay in my opinion.

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

ye to Eye by Jordan Rakei for sure.. I’ve definitely cried to it - it’s quite a hectic song.

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

Lay down - Touch Sensitive or Catch Your Breath by Blossom - probably both.

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

I think the last one I went to was 30/70 in Brisbane, it was THAT good, my mind was blown.

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

The Brissie music community is so amazing and supportive. Everyone backs everyone and everyone wants everyone to succeed. I could go on forever but Felivand, Asha Jefferies, Hallie, First Beige and Great Sage are some of the most talented humans on earth and they all deserve everything that is coming to them. Back your friends and your local scene because they are AMAZING.

What are your plans for 2019/2020?

I have a few more shows for the rest of the year. 2020 is going to be so EXHILARATING, releasing a lot more music and playing a lot more exciting shows!

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The Jensens
New

Artist

The Jensens

Indie (Jensens, Brisbane)

Brisbane, QLD

Saint Barae
New

Artist

Saint Barae

Electronic, Pop

Gold Coast, QLD

Hazlett

Featured Artist

2019

14

Oct

Hazlett

Brisbane, QLD

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Hazlett!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I've realised my music comes from some kind of self-therapy. I tend not to open up that much and always wrestled with being a bit of an introverted-extrovert so writing became a way to clear out my head a little. Everything really sonically clicked after I met this guy Freddy in Sweden. We spent a winter in Stockholm writing, digging through sounds, making homemade wine in the studio and managed to find something. Somebody once said it sounds a little Ray LaMontagne with a synth or KOL on valium. I'd love to believe that but those shoes sound a bit too big to fill, so for now I'm just happy for people to hear it.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
People. I feel like I'm always flicking through a bit of a rolodex of memories and moments with people in my head and I lean on that all the time. I've written songs about an ex who wanted me to quit music, my mum telling me to chase music, about singing karaoke with Lindsay Lohan and drunk strangers at a bar in Brisbane to name a few. 

What can punters expect from a Hazlett live show?

I'm a really visual person so when I started this all I had a dream of the live show being a slow burn with three acts. Playing the first EP solo, the second as a duo with my drummer and the third with a full band. I want it to be a sort of time lapse of what I've gone through creatively. I'm currently in the duo phase so I'm dying to get the rest of this second & then the third EP out in the world.

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

Nobody really cares if you don't go to the party. Courtney Barnett. It seem a little tongue in cheek, but seriously people need to look after themselves out there and not feel the social pressure as much. If theres a dream you're chasing and you need to work on it on the weekend do that or if your batteries are drained there's nothing wrong with taking some alone time.

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

I'd lip-synch Affirmation by Savage Garden until you're overwhelmed by positivity or I'll do my best David Le'aupepe and dance to Let Me Down Easy by Gang of Youths until I get a laugh or you beg me to stop embarrassing myself.

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

I cry weekly listening to Odettes like a version of Magnolia. I made people listen to it on the tube at 2am once. Also Radio Silence by Gretta Ray, that song kills me.

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

Depends on the vibe of the room. I feel like the safe crowd pleaser would be Horses by Daryl Braithwaite. For a vibe generator About This Thing by Young Franco. But really I'd want to destroy a dance floor with The Door by Silverchair.

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

I'm back overseas at the moment so it's been a while but the last one I saw was the day before I left. It was a songwriting competition at Black Bear Lodge hosted by Listen Up Music, a charity for mental health and music. All these artists from all over Queensland got up to sing about mental health and in particular healing, it was so beautiful. There was an act called Collie that I think you should keep your eye out for.

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

Austen is a one woman powerhouse. Akurei is a dreamboat. Golden Vessel blows my mind with every new sound he finds. The guys from MTNS are doing a bunch of different side projects which are exciting. What Mallrat has been doing all over the world is insane. Trina Massey made the leap into politics which is a pretty inspiring and selfless move to be a voice for alot of us. To surmise, so many people beautiful people doing so many great things.

What are your plans for 2019?

My oldest and one of my most favourite songs comes out next month which is causing a lot of sleepless nights at the moment. Hopefully folks enjoy it along with the rest of the EP and I can come back home for the summer to play more shows. I'm a little homesick at the moment.

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SOFT NYLON
New

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SOFT NYLON

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

Gold Coast, QLD

John Keenan
New

Artist

John Keenan

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (Soul, Pop, Rock, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Clawmachine
New

Artist

Clawmachine

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop

Gold Coast, QLD

Tiarne
New

Artist

Tiarne

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

Brisbane, QLD

semantics

Featured Artist

2019

26

Aug

semantics

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist and this year's Bigsound comp winners, semantics!

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

We started off the same way most young punk bands do. Lots of Green Day, Against Me, The Menzingers etc. We were all high school emos. That has always played a part in our sound, putting us on the melodic, emotive side of punk more so than the chordal, political origins of the genre. The sound is still developing as we grow. We listen to grunge, hardcore, folk, dub reggae, trance, world, blues, and lots of country. It’s fun to listen to what people outside of your immediate genre are doing that makes them special.

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

Listening to more and more music every day. In recent years, the online accessibility to new obscure music is so cool, we can digest music from all over the world and sift through music we otherwise never would have found. More people are pushing boundaries and saying goodbye to genre “norms” and that is super inspiring to us. We never feel like we’ve got to stick to a certain concept.

What can punters expect from a semantics live show?

Lots of yelling, lots of headbanging, a couple of tears and way too much fun! Energy is what makes a show, so we won’t always play our parts perfectly, you can listen to our tunes at home and enjoy precise recordings, but we aren’t sacrificing a punk rock performance for that. I don’t think its what people come to our shows for.

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

The best advice we have received is to barrage Unearthed with our activity. Our incredible friend Luke Morgan stressed the opportunities we could gain if we took this seriously and let the curators know we exist. Since then, no one has reciprocated our efforts better than triple j and Unearthed.

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

I’d blast the entire Novos album by The Gooch Palms. I break out in dance every time I listen to it. There’s something about the surfy, punk reinvention of The Misfits, The Ramones and Elvis Presley ballads that is just irresistible.

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

'Boys Will Be Boys' by Stella Donnelly is a tearjerker. The lyrical depth and intensity tied in with her sometimes delicate delivery and belting vibrato is almost too much. Incredible song, gives me the shivers every time I play it.

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

Easily 'Broken Leg' by Blue Juice. Most underrated song of the 2000’s.

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

Half of us went to the Waax album launch at the Triffid, all we can say is… wow. Insanely energetic band with mountains of talent and fresh musical ideas, they’re a band we really look up to.

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

Brock Weston (drummer of Bugs and producer at Bedlam) is an infinitely wise and creative individual with great taste and pure enthusiasm for music. Bugs in general are a pretty incredible group. They have given us a hand spreading the word about us and are one of the most talented and deserving groups in the country. We’re also head over heels for Voiid who are long-time friends of ours. Seeing them grow and kick milestone after milestone so unrelentingly is so inspiring and so much fun to be around.

What are your plans for 2019?

We’ve got our gigs booked up for the rest of the year with some amazing bands (Press Club and Lazy Susans notably) and we’ll be writing new tunes in the interim! This year has been hectic already, we want to keep the ball rolling and hit 2020 prepared for even more action!

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Sid's Balcony
New

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Sid's Balcony

Indie, Pop

Brisbane, QLD

Moss
New

Artist

Moss

Dance, Electronic (Electronic, bass, storytelling, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Humblet
New

Artist

Humblet

Pop, Punk (punk australiana)

Brisbane, QLD

ROO
New

Artist

ROO

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock, Roots (alternative, Rock and Roll, Punk, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Aiden Bradley
New

Artist

Aiden Bradley

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (Indie, Rock, sad white boy)

Brisbane, QLD

The Dollar Bill Murrays
New

Artist

The Dollar Bill Murrays

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

Brisbane, QLD

Port Royal
New

Artist

Port Royal

Indie, Pop, Rock (#indierock, #altrock #poprock)

Brisbane, QLD

Dave Is A Spy
New

Artist

Dave Is A Spy

Indie, Pop, Rock (indie rock, Alt Rock, Alternative Rock, ...)

Brisbane, QLD