Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop
Treat yourself to the latest "near-perfect pop hit" from this exciting Perth duo.
Crooked Colours are this week's feature artist! We spoke to them about preparing live drums, hard synths and three sloppy rigs for St Jerome's Laneway Festival...
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
Our music is pretty diverse from song to song and it has taken us a long time to figure out the music that we really want to make. We listen to as much music as we can and spend a lot of time tinkering around on synths and whatever else we can get our hands on.
You’re one of the winners of our Laneway competition. What can the crowd at Laneway in Fremantle expect from the Crooked Colours live show?
Live drums, hard-synths and three sloppy rigs.
Who are some other Australian bands/artists that everyone should be checking out this year?
Oscar Key Sung, Deja, PALACE, Safia, Yeo…. ect. You can pretty much throw a stick in Australia and chances are its gonna land on a talented muso right now.
What are your plans for Crooked Colours in 2014?
A fresh EP and a butt load of touring! The first of which will be an Aus tour late February with stops in Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide.
Australian music is…?
...hotter than a sausage sizzle at Bunnings on a Sunday!
Sydney artist Le Pie makes pop music that is as vulnerable and dark, as it is uplifting and gorgeous. Her music has been described as a cross between grunge and 1950's girl groups. It's also been described as "exceptional".
If Kate Bush, US Girls and Kim Gordon were to have a boozy, late night jam sesh, the result might sound a lot like Gabriella Cohen.
Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I have a three step program that I'm going to make available to the public once I master the third step. All in all, try to get as close as you can to nature.
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
What can punters expect from a Gabriella Cohen live show?
To be entertained. We are getting some fireworks for the album launch.
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
"Don't get into the music business" - said to me at a young age by a family friend.
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Shalala by Moses Gunn Collective.
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Don't Disagree by The Jensens.
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Friday On My Mind by The Easy Beats
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Lalic. They are a great band from Melbourne and one of my favourites. Brilliant songwriting.
You’ve recently moved from Brisbane to Melbourne. Tell us about the bands or people from the Brisbane music community that you wish you could’ve smuggled down with you in your suitcase.
Wish I could have taken The Furrs, The Family Jordan and Amela. Oh and The Jensens.
What are your plans for 2016?
Release Full Closure and No Details and another EP or 2. Play CMJ. Play Europe. Enjoy life.
Electronic, Indie, Pop
Indie, Rock, Roots
Electronic, Indie, Pop
After bringing us their latest single 'Dorothy Deadleg', Sunshine Coasts' four piece, Fight Ibis, are taking over the stage this weekend as our Big Pineapple Comp winners. It's going to get groovy.
Sydney's Ruby Fields, tripled her followers in just 24 hours making 'I Want' one of our favourite discoveries of 2017. Let her confidence, power and attitude consume right through you.
Indie, Pop, Roots
Indie, Pop, Rock
North Coast, NSW