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Ryan Delaney
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Ryan Delaney

Indie, Roots

Sunshine, QLD

Sahara Beck

Featured Artist

2014

25

Aug

Sahara Beck

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Brisbane, QLD

Sahara Beck is an 18-year-old Brisbane-based singer with an impressive résumé and promising future. Her latest single 'Brother Sister' showcases her love of rhythm, her strong narrative voice, and is an assured folk-pop hit.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
I never really know how to answer that. My sound will never fully be developed as I will always be chasing the sounds I have in my head and I always wonder how long it will take for me to learn how to replicate those sounds in real life when I have no idea what they are. I would say my music is based very much around it's rhythmic melodies as that is what I listen to in other peoples songs musically and that may have rubbed off on me.
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
Everything... without sounding Arty Farty. I get inspiration from everything that happens around me. The funny thing is that I don't draw so much influence and inspiration from other artists as I feel like they have alreday created something that is their own and there is no point in trying to replicate that.
 
What can punters expect from a Sahara Beck live show?
When I'm with the band we bring along a million drums and dance a lot. It's a lot of fun. However when I play solo I go for a more intimate and quiet performance.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
When I first started out playing music my mum told me "Don't try to be like anyone else because they're already taken. If you can hear music in your head, you should try to share it with everyone in the purest way you can and don't worry if people don't understand it at first, if you stick to it, you can create your own space in the music world and not only will they understand it, they will join you".
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Maybe 'Beanni' by The Cat Empire... That song makes me happy anyway :)
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Everything, You Know?' by Louie and Patrick from Potato Potato. Such a sad but beautifully written song.
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Well I wouldn't be a very good DJ so I would probably stuff it up somehow or just put on Tame Impala and go hang out in the calmer corner of the party.
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I recently saw my friends from the Jensens play in Fortitude Valley and then at a house party later that night. It was really good.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Queensland music community that inspire you.
The people I surround myself with in the Queensland music community are all self aware of themselves and each others music. We know that we are playing music because we couldn't stop if we tried, we don't play to get an ego kick. I wouldn't know where to start the list and where to stop but each and everyone of them inspire me because we all go to each others gigs and help out in anyway we can.
 
What are your plans for the rest 2014?
In October I am releasing my EP 'Bloom' which I am going on tour with, I'm looking forward to sharing these new songs with everyone.

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Fieu
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Fieu

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

Sunshine, QLD

Fragile Animals

Featured Artist

2018

20

May

Fragile Animals

( )

Sunshine, QLD

Meet this week's Feature Artist, Fragile Animals.They'll be opening the stage this weekend as our Big Pineapple comp winners.

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

We’re pretty much an Indie Rock band in need of some cheering up...haha! We’ve definitely got a lot of love for shoegaze and I think that’s coming through more and more. The three of us have pretty similar taste in music which gives us a common ground to start from. But, when we write songs we all pull in different directions which is great.

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

We’re just massive music fans. Hearing music that we love makes us want to write the best songs we can. Also...our day jobs suck.

What can punters expect from a Fragile Animals live show?

We’ve been told we’re more ‘intense’ live than people expect. I think that must be because we get really absorbed in what we’re doing. It means a lot to us to be a good live band.  

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

We watched an interview with Nick Launay a little while ago and he was saying that people don’t achieve their dreams because they don’t recognise opportunities that come their way. I’m pretty sure he also said you should compliment people shoes...two solid bits of advice there.

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

‘Sugar and Spice’ by Hatchie. This track is all sorts of nice. It’s impossible to be sad listening to it.

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

‘Step Up The Morphine’ by DMA’s. I mean the line ‘Sometimes I wonder why we bother at all’ pretty much sums up the vibe here.

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

‘The Less I Know The Better’ by Tame Impala. That.Bass.Line.Is.Magic.

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

We were at Middle Kids last Friday night when they played at Woolly Mammoth in Brisbane. It was brilliant. We’ve seen them a bunch of times and they never disappoint. Future Haunts and Ruby Fields were supporting and they were incredible.

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

We get inspired when we see bands/artists/venues we adore doing well...and there’s been a lot of that lately! Seeing someone like Hatchie achieving such incredible and well-deserved success is inspiring. Same with bands like Jungle Giants and Geowulf. But for the most part, it’s little things that make an impression on us. We saw Waax play a little festival here on the coast last year, the crowd was really diverse and probably not what they were expecting. But they went out and absolutely killed it...that really taught us something.

What are your plans for 2018?

So far 2018 has been very kind to us! We’ve had the pleasure of supporting some really cool bands and we’ve been pinching ourselves ever since we were announced as the Triple J Unearthed Big Pineapple Competition Winner. On top of all of that we’ve just finished recording our second EP...which means we’ll have new music on it’s way very soon, and a stack more shows to fit in before the year is out!

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Izack Hunt

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JAI BEVAN

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