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Connor Jones
New

Artist

Connor Jones

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Oskar James
New

Artist

Oskar James

Indie, Pop, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

Oddsox
New

Artist

Oddsox

Hip Hop (hiphop, Music, rap)

Melbourne, VIC

Marcelle
New

Artist

Marcelle

Pop, Rock (solo female artist, Singer Songwriter, real, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Melissa Ramsay
New

Artist

Melissa Ramsay

Electronic, Pop (Dark Pop, dark, Pop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Shy Troy
New

Artist

Shy Troy

Hip Hop, Indie (Indie Hip Hop)

Melbourne, VIC

Mecha Mecha
New

Artist

Mecha Mecha

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (dark indie, Nirvana, Muse, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Xander Holmes
New

Artist

Xander Holmes

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock (Ambient, Indie, Pop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Kat Edwards
New

Artist

Kat Edwards

Indie, Pop, Rock

Hobart, TAS

Port Royal
New

Artist

Port Royal

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

Brisbane, QLD

BATTS
New

Artist

BATTS

Indie, Pop (Batts, space, dream Pop)

Melbourne, VIC

Meraki
New

Artist

Meraki

Indie, Rock

North Queensland, QLD

Obseen
New

Artist

Obseen

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

Illawarra, NSW

Tom Milek
New

Artist

Tom Milek

Indie, Pop (alternative, Bright Eyes, Whitley, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Divebar Youth
New

Artist

Divebar Youth

Indie, Rock (Indie, Alternative Rock, Ambient, ...)

Adelaide, SA

Nathan Seeckts
New

Artist

Nathan Seeckts

Indie, Roots (lucero, Bruce Springsteen, The Gaslight Anthem, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Benjamin Brown
New

Artist

Benjamin Brown

Hip Hop, Indie (hip hop, rap, real, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Luke Hannaford
New

Artist

Luke Hannaford

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (# Folk # Folk Acoustic # Indie #ambient, Acoustic, Rock, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean
New

Artist

Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean

Hip Hop

Darwin, NT

Taylor Piggott
New

Artist

Taylor Piggott

Indie, Pop, Roots (alternative, Indie Pop, alternative pop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Jacky X
New

Artist

Jacky X

Pop (artist, Singer-Songwriter, Pop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

The Aldous
New

Artist

The Aldous

Indie, Pop

Brisbane, QLD

He Danced Ivy
New

Artist

He Danced Ivy

Punk, Rock (alternative, Punk, Rock, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Waxflower
New

Artist

Waxflower

Pop, Punk, Rock

Brisbane, QLD

Sean Frayne
New

Artist

Sean Frayne

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots

Melbourne, VIC

East Row Rabble
New

Artist

East Row Rabble

Pop, Roots (Funk, Soul, Ska, ...)

Canberra, ACT

Autosuggest
New

Artist

Autosuggest

Electronic, Rock (Electronica, Electronic, alternative, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Winters End
New

Artist

Winters End

Indie, Pop, Roots (The Temper Trap, Stevie Nicks, Midnight Juggernauts, ...)

Sydney, NSW

hunter 505
New

Artist

hunter 505

Hip Hop, Pop (xxxtentacion, Post Malone, juice wrld, ...)

Sydney, NSW

WARCRIES
New

Artist

WARCRIES

Electronic (#Dance, #party, #synth, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Matt Alderman
New

Artist

Matt Alderman

Indie, Pop, Roots

Adelaide, SA

Basslines & Beartraps
UH
New

Artist

Basslines & Beartraps

Indie, Rock (fresh, new-sound, bop, ...)

Canberra, ACT

Famous Will
New

Artist

Famous Will

Indie, Pop, Rock (Famous Will Gardiner, Famous Will, Will Gardiner, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

TANGAHOE HAUHAU
New

Artist

TANGAHOE HAUHAU

Roots

Illawarra, NSW

Blue Velvet
New

Artist

Blue Velvet

Indie, Punk, Rock

Sydney, NSW

Emily Daye
New

Artist

Emily Daye

Pop, Roots (Acoustic, Singer-Songwriter, Female, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

August Roman
New

Artist

August Roman

Dance, Electronic, Pop (! #pop #electronic #new #australian #independant)

Sydney, NSW

Tones And I

Featured Artist

2019

15

Apr

Tones And I

North Coast, NSW

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, TONE AND I.

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

I started out singing in small pubs and bars in Mornington, I was singing along to a guitarist until I ended up branching out on my own to become a solo artist, it was then that I started to learn the keyboard and percussion and started looping it together.

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

My biggest source of inspo when writing/making music is other music (no specific artist or genre each time maybe be different) and also my friends and the people I and writing about.

What can punters expect from a TONES AND I live show?

I hope all my live shows are full of energy and people absolutely just get wild with me.

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

ADREAN EAGLE, ‘A.O.K’. 

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

Meg Mag, ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’.

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

Anything from Confidence Man because every track is f**king hilarious so I would have a good time.

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

The Beddy Rays, they are Ridiculously talented. Would go again!

Tell us about the bands or people in the Mornington Peninsula / Byron Bay music community that inspire you.

I am inspired by the musicians in Byron bay and the Mornington Peninsula. There are so many great musicians everywhere and everyone’s giving it a really good crack. The buskers in Byron live off music so that’s wicked in its own right. A lot of them live in their vans and play at night, build a fan base, the crowds get bigger and bigger. It’s an true life style that really works.

What are your plans for 2019?

My plans for 2019 is to keep busking, keep playing, keep writing, stay happy. I would love to play some overseas shows or ever busk overseas. Right now I am just really excited about the opportunities I have been giving over here and I want to try and experience as many new things as possible .

 

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Misha Bear
New

Artist

Misha Bear

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock (misha bear, Melbourne, alternative rock pop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Hope Wilkins
New

Artist

Hope Wilkins

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (#roots #indie #pop #soul #alternative #rock)

Canberra, ACT

mambali
New

Artist

mambali

Dance, Pop (Arnhem Land)

Darwin, NT

Pirra
New

Artist

Pirra

Indie, Pop, Rock (Indie, Pop, Rock)

Sydney, NSW

Reside
New

Artist

Reside

Punk, Rock (Reside, "Alternative, "Alternative rock", ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Acoustic Foxx
New

Artist

Acoustic Foxx

Indie, Pop, Rock ("Alternative "chill"acoustic"detuned)

Melbourne, VIC

Michael Yule
New

Artist

Michael Yule

Rock (life, Nirvana, Muse, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

BABY BLUE
New

Artist

BABY BLUE

Indie, Pop, Rock (Rock, Roll, surf, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

The Featherheads
New

Artist

The Featherheads

Indie, Pop, Rock (Indie, Rock, folk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Serina Pech
New

Artist

Serina Pech

Indie, Pop, Roots

Darwin, NT

Dave Sonntag
New

Artist

Dave Sonntag

Indie, Roots (alternative, Indie, Acoustic)

Perth, WA

Artist
New

Artist

Blind Man Death Stare

Punk, Rock (Punk-Rock, Punk, Political, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Shahrae
New

Artist

Shahrae

Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Maz Green
New

Artist

Maz Green

Indie, Pop

Central Victoria, VIC

Clif Hurt
New

Artist

Clif Hurt

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop (Soul, folk, Hip-Hop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Samuel Stone
New

Artist

Samuel Stone

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (folk, Rock, soft rock, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Corey Legge
New

Artist

Corey Legge

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (Passenger, James Taylor, City & Colour, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Sky Eater
New

Artist

Sky Eater

Electronic, Pop, Roots (alternative, Indie, Pop, ...)

North Coast, NSW

Pirritu
New

Artist

Pirritu

Indie, Pop, Roots (indigenous, stories, Story Teller)

Melbourne, VIC

Asha Jefferies

Featured Artist

2018

1

Oct

Asha Jefferies

( )

Brisbane, QLD

All this week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Asha Jefferies. She loves turning her thoughts, feelings and memories into noise and we've been obsessing over her brand new single, 'Everybody Talks'.

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

My music embodies the storytelling of a very indecisive person. It's shiny and sad and peaceful and folk-driven and roots based. I wanted to be a pop star at age 5, so I would write my own riddles and songs and sing them out to family. Over time I acquired a guitar & got really into folk/sadness/heartbreak. I think since high school has ended, I mostly still write about troubled things but in a tranquil way. 

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

90's pop icons, heartbreak, alienation, feeling too full after sushi and hangovers. 

What can punters expect from an Asha Jefferies live show?

Honesty is really important to me when performing. The songs I write are vulnerable and expressing them in an intimate and explosive way feels best. There feels no use in writing these songs unless I give the opportunity to vulnerably share and see connection in conversing on stage. 

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

 I sat down and had coffee with Emma Louise early last year. I remember her explaining how essential it is to write from your heart/unspoken part of you and let the mind fade. It's stuck with me ever since.

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

'The Ship Song' by Nick Cave.

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

'How to Make Gravy' by the Gravy Man (Paul Kelly).

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

I'm going to back myself with Miami Horror's 'Sometimes'.

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

I went and saw a 'Mustard' show presenting TOISOC, Caramel, Disco Indians & Lilian Vase last night. All coastal, psych-rock vibing bands. Honestly, it was great and it made me feel really cool contrasting with my 'i have a lot of feelings'-folk-shell. 

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

Oh my goodness! It is a joy and wonder to be surrounded in such a creative and inspiring community. Songwriters like Hazlett, Clea, Zefereli, Moreton and Daggy Man are just a few that I look up to immensely. 

What are your plans for 2018?

I'm going to buy a fish called Bullshit, go to New Zealand, release an EP, play some shows outside of Brisbane, wear my Birkenstocks, record new music and attempt to survive Brisbane humidity. 

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Alana Jagt
New

Artist

Alana Jagt

Indie, Pop, Rock (Adelaide, Pop, Rock, ...)

Adelaide, SA

Sordid Ordeal
New

Artist

Sordid Ordeal

Punk, Rock (Garage, Rock, Pub Rock, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Daniel Trakell
New

Artist

Daniel Trakell

Indie, Pop, Roots (alternative, Pop, Acoustic, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Hollie Col
New

Artist

Hollie Col

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (indie-rock, Singer-Songwriter, Indie-Pop, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Hugh Fuchsen
New

Artist

Hugh Fuchsen

Indie, Pop, Rock (#hugh, #fuchsen, #rock, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Maddy May
New

Artist

Maddy May

Indie, Pop, Roots (Maddy May, Musician, folk, ...)

Gippsland, VIC

The Broadbent Brothers
New

Artist

The Broadbent Brothers

Indie, Roots (Indie, roots, relaxed, ...)

South West WA, WA

SIRIUS
New

Artist

SIRIUS

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (instrumentalest, beatmaker, Producer, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

So Fox
New

Artist

So Fox

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

Melbourne, VIC

Beccy Veroni
New

Artist

Beccy Veroni

Indie, Pop

Darwin, NT

Ashsin
New

Artist

Ashsin

Pop

Perth, WA

Robin Frankly
New

Artist

Robin Frankly

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots

Central Victoria, VIC

Dan Carey
New

Artist

Dan Carey

Indie, Roots

Melbourne, VIC

Josh Pawley
New

Artist

Josh Pawley

Pop, Roots (#pop, #Folk, #beachpop)

Gippsland, VIC

Skinnyfish Sound System
New

Artist

Skinnyfish Sound System

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop

Darwin, NT

New-Castle
New

Artist

New-Castle

Indie, Roots (New-Castle)

Melbourne, VIC

Indy
UH
New

Artist

Indy

Indie, Pop, Roots (singersongwriter, folk, Pop, ...)

Adelaide, SA

Mark Spence
New

Artist

Mark Spence

Indie, Roots (dylan, Lou Reed, anti-folk, ...)

Mid North Coast, NSW

Huntings
New

Artist

Huntings

Indie, Roots

Sydney, NSW

Melissa Jelinic
New

Artist

Melissa Jelinic

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots

Melbourne, VIC

Craig  Dawson
New

Artist

Craig Dawson

Indie, Roots (Chris Rea, John Fahey, leonard cohen, ...)

Canberra, ACT

Rachel Clark
New

Artist

Rachel Clark

Indie

Melbourne, VIC

Ed Luke
New

Artist

Ed Luke

Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, Roots (hiphop, alternative, Rnb, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

June the Eleventh
New

Artist

June the Eleventh

Hip Hop (hip hop, Alternative hip hop)

Canberra, ACT

Beyond The Picture
New

Artist

Beyond The Picture

Indie, Rock

Adelaide, SA

Yhan Leal
New

Artist

Yhan Leal

Indie, Roots (alternative, folk, Indie, ...)

Coffs Coast, NSW

Greta Stanley
New

Artist

Greta Stanley

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Roots (Indie, folk, Acoustic, ...)

Far North, QLD

HarveyJack

Artist

HarveyJack

Roots, Pop (Jeff Buckley, Collin Lane, Thom York, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

scoobie
New

Artist

scoobie

Hip Hop, Indie (scoobie, hiphop, rap)

Illawarra, NSW

 Zoë Ryan & the Dandy Lion
New

Artist

Dez
New

Artist

Dez

Indie, Pop, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

Ollie English

Featured Artist

2018

5

Dec

Ollie English

( )

Adelaide, SA

Adelaide artist Ollie English will stop you in your way with his powerful, soulful voice. He will be joining The Rubens this weekend on stage as our comp winner!

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

I began learning Spanish classical guitar when I was very young. It was really invaluable as it helped me to understand melody and dynamics but eventually blues & soul music stole my heart as a teenager. I loved everything about blues guitar, I found myself playing along to BB King and Led Zeppelin records. At the same time, I was really inspired by soulful voices like Nina Simone and James Brown. I went through my first heartbreak when i was in year 12. I turned to songwriting as a way to process my emotions. I have fond memories of sneaking out of home on school nights and thrashing Jeff Buckley’s album ‘Grace’ through the CD player in my car. John Mayer’s album ‘Battle Studies’ had some pretty strong rotation too. This time was really important for me, I began to work out how crucial music and storytelling was for my soul. Over a long period time I worked out that this was a part of who I was and I couldn’t live without it. I’ve caught the bug and haven’t stopped since.

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

I’m really inspired by life, whether it's my own or others experiences. I’ve written songs about a whole spectrum of human emotions; I can be inspired by anything if it moves me. My writing is also really affected by my mood, or just listening to some really dope music. Inspiration strikes at really odd times and usually I get my iPhone out, press record, and go from there.

What can punters expect from an Ollie English live show?

You can expect a pretty diverse bunch of songs, from ballads to upbeat rock grooves. What I notice is that my live shows give people a chance to slow down and hug the person next to them, and then the next minute, i want to make them want to get up and groove. I’ve always found that people who talk to me after the shows have each had their own unique experience with the stories I had told.

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

When my grandpa passed away, I went into the ward to see him for the last time and his last words to me were ‘take care of each other’. This influences how I approach everyone and everything in my life..

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

'No Ordinary Life' by Matt Corby. If I could musically explain a rainbow, it would sound like this song.

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

'Took The Children Away' by Archie Roach.

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

'Overrated' feat LILLI by Kuji Koo! Such a banger. You can download their track on triple j Unearthed.

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

I was lucky enough to play and attend a brilliant local festival called Handpicked. Such a cruisy vibe out in the vineyards of Lake Breeze Wines in Langhorne Creek. I got to share the stage with amazing local artists Laura Hill, Neon Tetra and the Sundance Kids. It also featured incredible Australian talents Boy & Bear, Vera Blue, Ball Park Music and Alex Lahey.

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

Adelaide is pretty tight knit community. It feels like a big family. I’m inspired by how much quality music is being produced in SA. First up, Surahn is a big inspiration, he’s an incredible songwriter who’s made a mark on the world with his music. He’s written for Usher and toured with Empire of the Sun. Laura Hill inspires me a lot, I met her this year at a gig we played together. I was struck by her beautiful voice and relatable songwriting. Wanderers are so bloody groovy. They’re on tour right now! You gotta catch these guys live. Dusty is one of the best guitarists I’ve ever seen. Mane is another inspiration. She’s creating some really great pop music. Her new track ‘Chasing Butterflies’ really grabs you with her pipes, the strings are so dope too. I’m a big fan of Timberwolf, such a unique voice and he’s written some incredibly honest music. His new single ‘Proud Silence’ hits really close to home, I also caught mum jamming to it the other night! Neon Tetra, are bloody funksters and a ½. I have so much fun watching them at their live shows, so good! Such great tunes. Tales are beautiful musicians- recently known as ‘The Winter Gypsy’. Their song ‘Took Me By’ is one of my favourite songs. So excited for their next release. Also, Jordan Ruru. Big things. You have to check her out. Amazing.

What are your plans for the rest of 2018 / early 2019?

A lot of recording and I’ll be releasing my EP early 2019! So excited to support the Rubens this Friday with my full band. I’m also planning my first national tour for early 2019, including a festival appearance at Womad in March. I still can’t believe I’m playing WOMAD and supporting The Rubens, a dream come true. There’s a lot of hard work to go but so much to look forward to.

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Bard of Brunswick
New

Artist

Bard of Brunswick

Indie, Rock, Roots (folk, Folk-Rock, roots, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Erin May
New

Artist

Erin May

Indie, Rock, Roots (#Alternative Rock, #Indie #roots #pop)

Brisbane, QLD

Rach Brennan & The Pines
New

Artist

Rach Brennan & The Pines

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

Melbourne, VIC

Kinnon
New

Artist

Kinnon

Indie, Roots

Western Victoria, VIC

Grim Fawkner
New

Artist

Grim Fawkner

Roots

Goulburn Murray, NSW

Olga Solar
New

Artist

Olga Solar

Indie, Pop

Sydney, NSW