Hitting us with a glistening shoegaze dream, Brisbane singer-songwriter Hatchie, drops her debut track 'Try' and your next afternoon soundtrack.
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.
Megan Washington is an ex-Brisbane, now Melbourne-based singer songwriter. She studied jazz, and loves Buddy Holly, Hank Williams and green tea. Washington - Megan and her 5 piece band - have also won our Melbourne Big Day Out spot!
What can the audience expect from you at the Big Day Out ?
They can expect us to be really excited! They can also expect some snare-destroyingly loud drumming and mild cases of tourrettes from several of the band members. And excessive mention of neil young.
Tell us about the band - I believe there's some musical pedigree in there..
Washington has kidnapped members of The Cat Empire, the bamboos and Jackson Jackson to be the parts and wheels of the Washington machine. She tied them up and played Chumba Wumba to them for eight days solid until they relented and agreed to it.
Who are you looking forward to at the festival?
Neil Young. Neil Young. Did we say Neil Young? Neil Young.
What's coming up in the future?
In 2009 we're releasing our first ep and also our first album. We're also going to talk a lot about that time we saw Neil Young at BDO and how amazing it was that we saw Neil Young.
Australian music is?
Australian music is the Powerful Owl. With a fever.View Profile Hide Interview
The Belligerents are an indie/dance 5-piece from Brisbane and one of the winners of our Parklife competition. They'll be whipping the early crowd into a frenzy at Parklife Brisbane on Saturday 29th September.
Tell us about your music - how did you develop your sound?
We all met because we were hooking up with each others sisters, which is kind of awkward. We started jamming on a few songs that Lewis had written and then slowly started finding our feet and developing our sound. We all have different influences and tastes in music and it all sort of falls into place when we play together. Our first EP is quite different from our latest one and I think that our sound is going to continue to evolve over time. Kind of like Pokemon just different.
You’re one of the winners of our PARKLIFE competition. What can Parklife punters expect from The Belligerents live show?
Smoke machines, full frontal nudity, strobe lights and fun in the sun for the whole family. We're gonna try our hardest to put on the absolute best live show we've ever played and make it worthwhile for the people that come and see us.
What most excites you about playing and attending Parklife 2012?
The line-up is massive and we're incredibly stoked to be a part of it. We love Tame Impala and I'm pretty sure Lewis and Andy have some weird/semi-creepy band crush on The Presets, so we're definitely going to have an awesome time watching them. It's also going to be a lot of fun playing on such a huge stage because we'll finally have room to move around and bust out our dance moves.
What’s your earliest memory of seeing live Australian music?
I only moved over here in 2007 so I think the first proper gig I went to was Splendour 2008, which was mind blowing. I can't remember much but I'm pretty sure it was one of the best festivals I've ever been to.
What’s coming up in 2012?
First of all Parklife!!! Then we’re playing Valley Fiesta in Brisbane with Arrested Development in October. After that we will be back on the road towards the end of the year around November for a tour support and we’ll also be going back into the studio later this year.
Australian music is...
...awesome, great, fantastic, super, sick as!View Profile Hide Interview