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Glass House Slingshot
New

Artist

Glass House Slingshot

Dance, Electronic (Trap, hip hop, EDM, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

May Lyn
New

Artist

May Lyn

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop (#alternative #beats #electronic #future #ambient #rnb #soul #pop)

Brisbane, QLD

Lord Ndoro
New

Artist

Lord Ndoro

Hip Hop (#dark #trap #808 #live)

Darwin, NT

Dave Sonntag
New

Artist

Dave Sonntag

Indie, Roots (alternative, Indie, Acoustic)

Perth, WA

Japam
New

Artist

Japam

Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock (Heavy, Metal, Prog, ...)

Adelaide, SA

Simba Andrews
New

Artist

Simba Andrews

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Savau
New

Artist

Savau

Dance, Electronic (Future bass trap heavy dance)

Brisbane, QLD

Lauren.
New

Artist

Lauren.

Dance, Hip Hop

Sydney, NSW

SUB-TRIBE
New

Artist

SUB-TRIBE

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Roots (Reggae, Electronica, Dub, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Merpire
New

Artist

Merpire

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

Melbourne, VIC

Human Dinosaur Machine
New

Artist

Human Dinosaur Machine

Indie, Punk, Rock (Pop, Punk, Rock, ...)

North Coast, NSW

DisKust
New

Artist

DisKust

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

Gold Coast, QLD

Fresh Violet
New

Artist

Fresh Violet

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

Melbourne, VIC

Fresh Violet
New

Artist

Fresh Violet

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

Melbourne, VIC

riddo.
New

Artist

riddo.

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop

Sydney, NSW

BAREFOOT BOWLS CLUB
New

Artist

BAREFOOT BOWLS CLUB

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

Melbourne, VIC

John Keenan
New

Artist

John Keenan

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

Brisbane, QLD

Basslines & Beartraps
New

Artist

Basslines & Beartraps

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

Canberra, ACT

Milan Ring
New

Artist

Milan Ring

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie

Sydney, NSW

YUNG DREADY MANE
New

Artist

YUNG DREADY MANE

Hip Hop

Sydney, NSW

Birdz
New

Artist

Birdz

Hip Hop (hip hop, new hip hop, rap, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Stevie Bankster
New

Artist

Stevie Bankster

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop, Roots (Stevie, bankster, Rnb, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

PZMST
New

Artist

PZMST

Hip Hop (hip hop, rap, Rapper, ...)

Sydney, NSW

18YOMAN
New

Artist

18YOMAN

Indie, Roots (#neo-soul #alt-r&b)

Sydney, NSW

TROPHIE
New

Artist

TROPHIE

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop (#futurebeats #modernpop #futurepop)

Sydney, NSW

Tones And I

Featured Artist

2019

11

Mar

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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Sarah Saint James
New

Artist

Sarah Saint James

Pop (Pop, Singer, Songwriter, ...)

Sydney, NSW

hunter 505
New

Artist

hunter 505

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

Sydney, NSW

Austen

Featured Artist

2018

3

Sep

Austen

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Get to know this week's Feature Artist and BIGSOUND winner, Austen! She's been making big, bright and bold electronic pop and we're excited to bring it to you all this week on Unearthed radio.

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

I was classically trained from the age of 5 which is how I developed my musicality in general, and I started singing and writing songs really young. I have a bit of an obsessive personality so I’ve always liked listening to music as a whole. E.g. an entire album or sometimes discography, delving really deep into what it is that makes me like it and figuring out what parts of that I could take inspiration from. My sound is still developing and will always be evolving, but I want my music to always have a certain space and texture. 

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

My main inspiration is the feeling you get when a song finally falls into place and you figure out how to say or play what you’ve been trying to. It’s totally euphoric. The feeling you get when you listen to a really good song, also, and the possibility that one day I could give that feeling to someone.

What can punters expect from an Austen live show?

If one end of the spectrum is sad-girl, and the other is fun pop, I'm right in the middle. I don’t think any two of my songs sound/feel the same so you can expect to get taken through all your moods in the space of half an hour. 

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

 “Being artsy is just doing something shit, but doing it well” - my old roommate. Or “Everything is a simulation anyway” - (probably Elon Musk?) - not quite advice but it really chills me out when I’m stressed.

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

'Downtown Shutdown' by The Presets. Can’t cry as much when you’re dancing. 

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

I would take them for a drive so they can stare out the window like they’re in a 90’s teen drama while 'Confess' by Jack river blasts out of the speakers.

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

'Losing It' by Fisher. 

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

Expo Liaison! It was weird as hell and amazing. Everyone really committed to the 80’s dress code and it felt like stepping back in time. There was ice sculpting and wood chopping and Luke Million, KLP, Alice Ivy, and god damn JOHN FARNHAM. Dude. So good.

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

I could sit here and list incredible Brisbane artists all day, but right now I’m inspired more than anything by the people who work behind the scenes to help us artists/bands make things happen. There are so many hours of work and guts and passion that goes into one song or one show that would just be completely impossible without an awesome team. People in the music industry are some of the most driven and genuinely great humans I’ve ever met. 

What are your plans for 2018?

Release my next single, travel overseas and do some writing, another tour, finish my EP and anything & everything else I can fit in.

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The Floor is Lava
New

Artist

The Floor is Lava

Dance, Electronic

Newcastle, NSW

K-La
New

Artist

K-La

Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Rock

North Queensland, QLD

azXure
New

Artist

azXure

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop, Roots (Neo-soul, Rnb, Hip-Hop, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Ed Luke
New

Artist

Ed Luke

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

Illawarra, NSW