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Rhinosaur
New

Artist

Rhinosaur

Rock (Rock, Alternative Rock, heavy rock, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Wilcannia Barkindji Soldiers
New

Artist

Wilcannia Barkindji Soldiers

Hip Hop (indigenous, australia, hip hop, ...)

Broken Hill, NSW

yergurl

Featured Artist

2019

29

Apr

yergurl

( )

Central Victoria, VIC

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

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

When I first started making my own music I was listening to a lot of Lana Del Rey and The 1975 and they have stayed strong influences throughout my music making! I think I was really attracted to the heavy-reverb and ambient sounds that just seem to immerse listeners in a bubble of floaty heaven!!

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

LOVE AND MALES cuz I’m so goddamn emo-chanel (and a hopeless romantic). My emotions have taken me down some weird routes and it’s always fun to reflect on through a BOP.

What can punters expect from a yergurl live show?

Me and my twin sister looking poppin’, perhaps a sneaky bucket hat or two, songs you’ll wanna cry to later, and if I’m lucky, someone walking away with an epiphany!! This is a place for people to get real with their feels if they’re open to it.

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

To only release things that TRULY represent yergurl & me in a way I’d like to be represented. Artists are vulnerable to feeling pressure to conform or to just say “this is good ENOUGH” but mum reminds me that it’s okay to take your time, to send collabs back a few times etc. so I won’t have to look back on something under my name and cringe.

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

‘Not About You’ by Haiku Hands. How could anyone resist a boogie when Haiku Hands is on? Even someone as emo as me would have to pause a sook sesh for this BOPPPPPP.

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
‘Potential’ by Kllo. Let’s pretend I haven’t wailed over ex’s to this song time and time again.

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

HAIKU HANDS NOT ABOUT YOU!!!!!!!!

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

I supported Congrats (front man of Slowly Slowly) for his first show ever and it was super dope. My bff got super emotional. I usually feel deceased after a gig but I couldn’t leave the crowd for this… I was feeling TOO MUCH!

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

Aphir!!! She has the prettiest voice and I love the way she produces her vocals. Her music is really unique, chill and 100% inspiring. Her sounds make my ears smile!

What are your plans for 2019?

Lots and lots of writing, collabs, releasing some new music, and even some videos!!! Hoping to find myself on some PHAT stages this year!!!

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Trash Stash
New

Artist

Trash Stash

Indie, Punk, Rock (post punk, Surf Rock, Garage, ...)

Central Coast, NSW

Husband Wants a Wife
UH
New

Artist

Husband Wants a Wife

Indie, Punk, Rock (Garage, Indie, Surf Rock)

Illawarra, NSW

Hope Wilkins
New

Artist

Hope Wilkins

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

Canberra, ACT

Koba
New

Artist

Koba

Electronic, Pop, Roots (electronic soul music)

Western Victoria, VIC

Yours Truly

Featured Artist

2019

11

Feb

Yours Truly

( )

Sydney, NSW

All this week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring Sydney outfit, Yours Truly. They're making some really great pop punk stuff and we reckon they're about to have a huge year.

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

our music has been inspired by a lot of the pop punk bands we listened to growing up! We like powerful sing along choruses and energetic guitars. Our style has developed over the years through writing lots of songs and each of us listening to heavier and poppies music.

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

Greatest source of inspiration can come from things we experience whether they be good or bad and that can ultimately determine the mood of the song

What can punters expect from a Yours Truly live show?

Sing alongs, guitar spins and crowd surfing

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

"No matter how hard some things may seem, never give up. The good will always shine through", by Mum & Dad.

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

'Dakota' by Between You & Me

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

'These Days' by Powderfinger

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

A mash up between "what about me" - Shannon Noll and "Am i ever gonna see your face again" - The Angels

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

Last gig i attended was Sinclaires Debt, which they sold out! It was awesome, great band and great people

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

The Faim, Between You & Me, Stand Atlantic, Down for Tomorrow, The Dead Love, Ocean Grove, Tonight Alive - There's too many to name

What are your plans for 2019?

In 2019 we will be releasing our new EP Afterglow in April and shortly after heading over to the UK for Download Festival! It’s our first time playing internationally and there are so many awesome things in store for the year! 

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Black Stone from the Sun
New

Artist

Black Stone from the Sun

Indie, Punk, Rock (rock grunge punk)

Perth, WA

All The Colours
New

Artist

All The Colours

Indie, Punk, Rock (Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

tomtom
New

Artist

tomtom

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

Brisbane, QLD

Martiln
New

Artist

Martiln

Dance, Electronic, Pop (bass, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Onyx
New

Artist

Onyx

Hip Hop, Pop

Perth, WA

Lauren.
New

Artist

Lauren.

Dance, Hip Hop

Sydney, NSW

INFERNO
New

Artist

INFERNO

Hip Hop (rap, hiphop, Aussie Hiphop)

Sydney, NSW

RAJ MAHAL
New

Artist

RAJ MAHAL

Hip Hop, Rock

Sydney, NSW

NOY
New

Artist

NOY

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop (#bass, #electronic, #hiphop, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

The Gooch Palms
New

Artist

The Gooch Palms

Indie, Pop, Rock (the gooch palms, gooch, Palms, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

FRANCO
New

Artist

FRANCO

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop (Electronic, Soul, Indie, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Thorne
New

Artist

Thorne

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Beckon Fire
New

Artist

Beckon Fire

Electronic, Pop (Electro, Pop, Chvrches, ...)

Sunshine, QLD

Glowing
New

Artist

Glowing

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

Adelaide, SA

Osopho x Ok Sure
New

Artist

Osopho x Ok Sure

Dance, Electronic

Melbourne, VIC

GAZEY
New

Artist

GAZEY

Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock ("Alternative rock"indie"electro"80s"Synthpop)

Perth, WA

MEMOIIRS
New

Artist

MEMOIIRS

Indie, Pop

Newcastle, NSW

The Chris Commerford Band
New

Artist

The Chris Commerford Band

Pop, Rock, Roots

Melbourne, VIC

legac.y
New

Artist

legac.y

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie (Experimental, hip hop, Future, ...)

Adelaide, SA

equals equals
New

Artist

equals equals

Indie (Indie, alternative)

Perth, WA

The Oogars
New

Artist

The Oogars

Indie, Rock (PHSYC ROCK, Surf Rock, alternative, ...)

Gold Coast, QLD

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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August Roman
New

Artist

August Roman

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

Sydney, NSW

Liberty Tuohy
New

Artist

Liberty Tuohy

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots

Eyre Peninsula, SA

Ed Hawke
New

Artist

Ed Hawke

Roots

Melbourne, VIC

Ro
New

Artist

Ro

Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Stacy Says
New

Artist

Stacy Says

Indie, Rock (Indie, Rock, Alternative Rock)

Adelaide, SA

Territories
New

Artist

Territories

Indie, Pop (alternative, dream Pop, synth pop, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Aiden Bradley
New

Artist

Aiden Bradley

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

Brisbane, QLD

Littlefoot
New

Artist

Littlefoot

Punk, Rock (loud, Dirty, Punk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Crowmobe
New

Artist

Crowmobe

Indie, Punk, Rock (Explosive blues rock or call it Garage surf Rock)

Far North, QLD

Georgie Currie
New

Artist

Dali
New

Artist

Dali

Indie, Pop (Indie, Bedroom Pop, alternative, ...)

Sydney, NSW

The Zilzies
New

Artist

The Zilzies

Indie, Pop, Rock

Illawarra, NSW

Merpire
New

Artist

Merpire

Indie, Pop (merpire, indiepop, dreampop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Arty Ziff
New

Artist

Arty Ziff

Dance, Electronic, Indie (Disco, Indie, dance, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Wulf Black
New

Artist

Wulf Black

Indie, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

Human Dinosaur Machine
New

Artist

Human Dinosaur Machine

Indie, Punk, Rock (#rock, #Punk, #Lismore, ...)

North Coast, NSW

Hold//Fire
New

Artist

Hold//Fire

Rock (#rock, #Alt-Rock, #Melodic Rock)

Central Victoria, VIC

Hoodzy

Featured Artist

2019

1

Jul

Hoodzy

Perth, WA

This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring 16 y/o legend, Hoodzy!

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

The Hoodzy sound definitely came from a lot of trial and error and using different aspects from a lot of genres but my sound is hands down inspired by the grime scene. 

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

Putting my people, my sisters, everybody that I represent on the map. 

What can punters expect from a Hoodzy live show?

High energy, blasting sounds & a safe environment for everybody in the place. 

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

The best advice I’ve been given was to never change myself or my sound for anyone. That came from my no.1 supporter who happens to be my girlfriend. 

 

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

Its definitely gotta be Kaiit and her track 'Miss Shiney'. If those vibes don’t cheer you up I don’t know what will. 

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

Now that ones gotta be Kobie dee and his track 'Jody'. The storytelling in that track is just mind blowing. 

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

I think we all know Onefour. Spot the Difference is the only real way to kick off a dance floor. 

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

It was a free show on the beach that Montaigne played. It was crazy. That lady can move.

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

It’s gotta be Jesswar from QLD. Just the power and confidence that the girl brings is crazy. Definitely something a young girl like me would look up to. 

What are your plans for 2019?

The plans from 2019 is just to establish my music in the scene & bring as much energy to the table as I can.

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Ed Luke
New

Artist

Ed Luke

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

Illawarra, NSW

Alex Moses
New

Artist

Alex Moses

Indie, Roots (Singer-Songwriter, Acoustic, Indie, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

STUMPS
New

Artist

STUMPS

Indie, Rock

Sydney, NSW

Kitschen Boy
New

Artist

Kitschen Boy

Indie, Pop, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

RAT!hammock

Featured Artist

2018

22

Oct

RAT!hammock

( )

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne outfit RAT!hammock have become one of the most loved bands of 2018. Their latest single 'June' shows just how clever their songwriting is and we can't wait for you to hear it all this week on triple j Unearthed.

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Is RAT!hammock a real band?

https://www.facebook.com/RAThammock/videos/876403699219775/ - watch the documentary and decide for yourself. (the answer is yes)

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

Wrote heaps of punk songs at the start, then decided we wanted more emotional depth so wrote a bunch of sad/folk songs then realised we wanted people to have fun at our shows so I tried to write funny upbeat songs like Dan Kelly. Nowadays I try not to think about it too much. 

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

As a songwriter I am the most inspired by other music. When I hear something great or go to a great live gig it makes me want to pick up my guitar and write. I subscribe to the idea that the best inspiration is exploration. So generally if I want to be inspired I set myself a challenge, a few strange words I want to work in to a verse or I’ll work out the chords to my favourite Simon & Garfunkel song. Normally by the time I get half way through, I’ve found something new of my own in it. This approach means I can play up to the halfway point of a heap of Simon and Garfunkel songs now, so that’s cool. 

What can punters expect from a RAT!Hammock live show?

Expect the unexpected. We’ve made a smoothie on stage, hosted yurt trivia, and have our own theme song. It’s a real time. 

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

Get your hand off the stove’ - Mum in 1999.

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

'Vitriol' by Bluejuice. Simply put, this track slaps. 

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

Alexander Biggs with 'The Worst We’ve Ever Been'. It’s a devastatingly good song. 

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

Magic magic magic magic magic magic magic magic fountain by Art Vs Science, every day of the week.

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

Last local gig I went to was Feelds’ Kill The Moon single launch. Ro and Eaglemont supported.  Every single act on that line up has the voice and the song chops to fill stadiums.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Melbourne music community that inspire you?

We’re super fortunate to be a part of such an amazing community. We’re lucky enough to have recorded with a great team in Mickey Cooper of Kilns, Sean from Obscura Hail, Hannah Blackburn and Merpire. Tram Cops release some of the most underrated music going. Tiny Little Houses, Angie McMahon and Alexander Biggs are all absolutely slaying it. Our picks for who to keep an eye on next are Hugh Fuchsen/Hotel Fifteen Love, David Western, Yes Yes Whatever and Chitra. 

What are your plans for the rest of 2018?

Oh Pep! are the best and have decided bring us along for their national album tour. I'll be heading around the country with them through December. Apart from that we’ll be doing heaps of writing and recording, getting the next batch of tunes ready for some more releases to come early 2019. 

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Surf Trash
UH
New

Artist

Surf Trash

Indie, Punk, Rock (#alternativerock, #surfrock, #garage, ...)

Newcastle, NSW

Jess Day

Featured Artist

2019

15

Apr

Jess Day

( )

Adelaide, SA

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

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

In terms of sentiment, a lot of the music I have written, including the couple of songs I’ve released were inspired by romantic relationships. It’s definitely the thing I find easiest to write about as it’s a very cathartic process of voicing the things I can’t express within my own relationships. This extends to subjects such as heartbreak, being in love, anger, suffocation or losing autonomy in a relationship and jealousy. However, whilst I have a lot of content I still need to express in that realm. I’m trying to explore and develop my music into broader themes outside of that such as loneliness, depression, the tumultuous relationship we have with ourselves and the human condition. There’s more of an element of exposing myself and my vices very openly in these topics but I’m learning how to be more honest and real with my writing. On the more sonic side, I taught myself basic bedroom production and how to record and program the musical parts that a band would play. This meant I had complete creative control and flexibility around what I could write as a solo artist. My sound has also been moulded by the fact that I’m not the best guitarist or singer in the world so I decided to focus more on the art of song writing as a whole. I have very limited theoretical knowledge about music so I just play and sing relatively simple things that stir strong emotions in me.

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

It used to be Hayley Williams and Paramore. From the ages of about 11 to 16 I was so inspired by seeing such a powerful front-woman and it made me feel capable of doing something really cool in music. They were the first introduction I had to my own emotions that I previously felt I couldn’t label or express. Shortly after, this turned out to be emotions that fall under the umbrella term of “teen angst” and manifested into a love of pop punk and rock music. There’s also been other bands that I connected with in the same way after that at different points in my life such as Death Cab For Cutie, Balance and Composure and Brand New. They’ve definitely shaped my sound.

What can punters expect from a Jess Day live show?

You can expect a lot of angry love songs. If you’re going through a breakup, come along! It might be very therapeutic for us to all get angry-sad together.

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

It’s a cliche but, “treat people the way you’d like to be treated”. That one’s from Mum and Dad.

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

‘The Heart is a Muscle’ by Gang of Youths.

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

‘I Hate That You’re Happy’ by Tiny Little Houses.

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

‘Untouched’ by The Veronicas.

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

It was a management label called “Planet Shh” launch party. It was with a few bands but the standouts for me were a band called Colourblind and Paradise Club. It was a really relaxed vibe at a cool, spacious but intimate venue called Chateau Apollo.

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

A folky sort of band called St Jacques. They have a very wholesome, happy energy and they’re doing something a little different. They’ll make you happy and nostalgic. Colourblind; I saw them a couple of weeks ago and felt pretty inspired. Their sound is kind of sad and angry and pretty emo which is probably why I liked it because that’s what I’d like to be writing more of myself. Alex Kay;she’s always organising really cool events and is responsible for a monthly Pop Punk music night called Taking Back Saturday, which gets me out of the house several times a year. Dan Crannitch; he looks after a lot of venues in Adelaide and is just generally very great to talk to about anything music related. He really cares a lot about artists.

What are your plans for 2019?

I’ve got some more music coming out throughout the year so I’m looking very forward to that. I’m just itching to get it all out there!

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Cry Club

Featured Artist

2019

18

Mar

Cry Club

( )

Melbourne, VIC

Cry Club are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist. Get to know them below!

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

Heather: With Jono’s background in really cool, technical, noisy guitar music and me, having more of a theatre background with a passion for pop music, the sound developed surprisingly organically! I gravitate towards big pop melodies which is a fun challenge when Jono brings in these really dissonant tracks. Developing the sound has always been about balancing pop with noise. Every track has different ratios of each side, but both elements will always be there in some form.

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

Jono: I think there’s a lot of creative tension in combining pop and post punk elements that is really interesting to work from - so taking influences from super pop artists like Lady Gaga and The 1975 and pitting that against the noisy bands like Future of the Left and Daughters provides a great spark from which a lot of our stuff comes from.

What can punters expect from a Cry Club live show?

Heather: MEL. O. DRA. MA. Honestly the live show is the reason we make music at all. It’s theatrical, over the top and bursting at the seams with energy and emotion. Performing is so cathartic, and our songs are all so personal, it’s impossible to not give it everything I’ve got!!!!! Don’t think you’re safe hiding at the back either. I love a good wander through the audience mid-song.

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

Jono: A big one that has guided our method, that unfortunately wasn’t given to us directly was Black Flag’s strategy of having the show be the focus and letting everything else around it be a flyer. So if something outside of the live show doesn’t land the way you want it to, all your eggs aren’t in that basket. They’re with the live show, so you don’t get stuck in things like comparing yourself to the success/progress of other artists.

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

Heather: 'Sun' by Moaning Lisa. Honestly, sometimes you feel fragile and need a boost, and this song gives you all the goodness of Vitamin D right through your headphones.

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

Jono: 'The Pull' by Eilish Gilligan.

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

Heather: 'stabs' by RAAVE TAPES. It’s soooo infectious and dancey. Honestly, I have this on REPEAT right now.

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

Jono: It was a Monday Night Mass at the Northcote Social Club, with Lost Talk and Wax Chattels. Both incredibly good/aggressively cool bands. Love a free gig that always has interesting bands.

Tell us about the bands or people in the Wollongong (if you would like to talk about Melbourne, you can do so too) music community that inspire you.

Heather: Bec Sandridge! I loved her music before Cry Club was a thing, I’ve loved the way she carefully considers every aspect of her identity as an artist. Her aesthetics, stage outfits, and her songs absolutely bang so hard. It’s been amazing to have another openly lesbian artist to look up to as well. On the flip side, Totally Unicorn are the noisy inspo. They were the party guys for a long time, but it’s been wild to see the way it’s evolved into something darker. They’re also outrageoussssss to see live!!!

What are your plans for 2019?

Jono: Release more music, play more shows, get to 2020 and do it again.

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Famous Will
New

Artist

Famous Will

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

Melbourne, VIC

DisKust
New

Artist

DisKust

Metal, Rock (diskust, # Australian Metal, # Hard rock # Heavy Metal, ...)

Gold Coast, QLD

Matilda Red
New

Artist

Matilda Red

Indie, Rock (Indie, Rock, Pop)

Brisbane, QLD

BAREFOOT BOWLS CLUB
New

Artist

BAREFOOT BOWLS CLUB

Indie, Pop, Rock ("Alternative "indie"pop"rock"folk)

Melbourne, VIC

Fresh Violet
New

Artist

Fresh Violet

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop (hiphop, rap, Pop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

MANTIS EMPIRE
New

Artist

MANTIS EMPIRE

Indie, Pop, Rock (#indie #rock #pop #indie-pop #Indie-rock)

Sunshine, QLD

MC Pony
New

Artist

MC Pony

Hip Hop, Pop

Sydney, NSW

Meander Thrall
New

Artist

Meander Thrall

Metal, Rock (dark, Groove, Heavy, ...)

Perth, WA

SOFT NYLON
New

Artist

SOFT NYLON

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

Gold Coast, QLD

The Paddy Cakes
New

Artist

The Paddy Cakes

Indie, Rock

Gippsland, VIC

Blue Howl
New

Artist

Blue Howl

Indie, Rock, Roots ("Alternative rock"indie)

Central Victoria, VIC

RHEA ROBERTSON
New

Artist

RHEA ROBERTSON

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop (Acoustic, Electronic, Indie, ...)

Gold Coast, QLD

TANGAHOE HAUHAU
New

Artist

TANGAHOE HAUHAU

Roots

Illawarra, NSW

FANGZ
New

Artist

FANGZ

Indie, Punk, Rock (sydney, Punk, Punk Rock, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Alium
New

Artist

Alium

Metal (Adelaide, Metal, Heavy Metal, ...)

Adelaide, SA

Jordan Peters
New

Artist

Jordan Peters

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Metal (Abstract, New, Electronic, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Tess Guthrie
New

Artist

Tess Guthrie

Indie, Pop, Rock, Roots (Singer/Songwriter, Independent, folk, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

hunter 505
New

Artist

hunter 505

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

Sydney, NSW

riddo.
New

Artist

riddo.

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

Sydney, NSW

Basslines & Beartraps
UH
New

Artist

Basslines & Beartraps

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

Canberra, ACT

Windwaker

Featured Artist

2019

25

Mar

Windwaker

Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne group Windwaker are this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist.

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

The Windwaker sound has been developing quite drastically over the past year for a number of reasons, the main reason would be the fact that during the writing period of our most recent release 'Empire' we were all heavily apart of the writing process and all had the mindset of not being bounded by any sort of genre we may have been labelled in the past. We firmly believe this made the writing process much more enjoyable and far less stressful ending with a result we think is our best material to date.

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

As a band we all vibe all kinds of music, there has never been a shortage of new music to hear between all of our personal tastes, so I think our greatest inspiration comes from the diversity we hear in each others favourite artists. It’s easy to get trapped in a particular genre when its the only you listen to so for this very reason I believe it’s a strong source of inspiration for Windwaker.

What can punters expect from a Windwaker live show?

A very high energy band to say the least! People can expect a show where the room doesn't stop moving and is full of good vibes and good times! We want to have fun with our live shows so crowd involvement is always a must.

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

The best advice we've been told is simply to have fun, I honestly couldn't tell you who has said this as we have been told this by several people in and out of the industry and its definitely something the band sticks by because we all set out playing music to have fun and that’s one of the big reasons why we all never strayed from our musical paths.

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

Plini with 'Handmade Cities'. Beautiful instrumental track absolutely full of good vibes!

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

Polaris with 'In Somnus Veritas'. It's got a strong message and accompanied by music that'll strike you in the 'feels'.

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

Cold Chisel with 'Khe San'. Absolute banger.

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

The last local show was at Stay Gold with Kids in Control, Bell Park, Stand Tall, Future Static and a Paramore cover band called Paracore. It was great! all the bands in Melbourne are evolving and really making this scene so diverse and it’s even better to be able to call a lot of these people our dearest friends.

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

The Melbourne based band 'Ocean Grove' has been a great inspiration to us all, seeing a band we've watched for years grow into this unstoppable force of nature thats touring all over the world with their new unique sound and just absolutely killing it in every avenue they can. It’s very motivating and only makes musicians like ourselves strive for greater heights in our careers.

What are your plans for 2019?

2019 will be a year of touring and writing, the grind never ends and we love it!

 

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