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boox kid
New

Artist

boox kid

Electronic, Indie, Pop (#pop, #electronic, #indie, ...)

Perth, WA

Simona Castricum
New

Artist

Simona Castricum

Dance, Electronic

Melbourne, VIC

Zig Zag
New

Artist

Zig Zag

Punk, Rock (queer, nonbinary, Melbourne, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Second Idol
New

Artist

Second Idol

Punk, Rock (Alternative Rock, grunge, Post-Punk)

Sydney, NSW

Alter Boy

Featured Artist

2020

4

Dec

Alter Boy

Perth, WA

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

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
Our sound has been developed organically by hearing and deaf band members. Naturally we are drawn towards low tones, bass and sub and heavy drums (music we can hear and feel). We combine heavy bass tones with a choiresque little altar boy vocal. We also use a lot of pitch bending in our tracks, which is a testament to our gender bending.

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

Our inspiration comes from all of the other deaf folks who come before us who have had their own passionate relationships with music, from wanting to challenge the music industry and to denounce traditional ideas of what it means to be in a band, and from our fierce passion for activism in queer deaf spaces.

What can punters expect from a Alter Boy live show?
Audience members can expect to see trans and disabled bodies in celebration, accessible venues, wild costumes, mad performance art, blasphemy, and hot Auslan creations.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
The best advice we’ve been given comes from one of our Deaf mentors who told us to look after our candle. Operating at the intersection of Deaf and hearing can be taxing and we need to take care of the little space we have created at the centre of it all.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
'Feeling Higher' by Priscilla

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Boys Will Be Boys' by Stella Donnelly 

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

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
Ghost Care in Fremantle. Such fun.

Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you.
Our Deaf community - our teachers and elders - give us a lot of inspiration and support to keep going, to do better and to grow into ourselves as young deaf people. We connect with a lot of mind blowing Deaf performers and activists. A group called “Deaf Hype” showcases some of our latest and greatest.

What are your plans for the rest of 2020?
Oh you don’t even know! We have some hot new tunes ready for release in 2021 and we are praying to our deaf-trans femme-gay god for some funds to get another film underway.  

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Jesswar
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Artist

Jesswar

Hip Hop (#fiji #rap #hiphop #tropixxmood)

Brisbane, QLD

Trydent
New

Artist

Trydent

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

Perth, WA

King Stingray

Featured Artist

2020

9

Nov

King Stingray

( )

Darwin, NT

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

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

We call our music Yolŋu Surf-Rock. Some call it sting-wave, a bit like new-wave but with a bit more sting! Our sound is definitely influenced by our environment. Living on the coast in Yirrkala North-East Arnhem Land, we have a strong love for the ocean and all that it encompasses. And being from the bush we like to play music loud and rough. And from that we made the genre of Yolŋu Surf-Rock.

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

Again probably our environment. We wrote and recorded most of the songs off our debut record at Roy’s parents place in Tintenbar NSW when we were playing with Yothu Yindi at Blues Fest. This shack is where we do a lot of our recording, it’s our own little studio we’ve been working on for a few years now, and it’s a beautiful little cottage on rainforest acreage. Maybe our inspiration for this record was morning swims + a surf at Lennox boaty followed up with a freshly squeezed orange juice from the garden. Another big source of inspo is having our mentor Stu Kellaway around (who is Roy’s father and original Yothu Yindi founding member). Stu is the vibe master and he was both Yirrŋa, Dimathaya and Roy’s music teacher growing up. "Loud and proud, wrong and strong” is what he always told us.

What can punters expect from a King Stingray live show?

King Stingray is a story of lifelong friendship and we feel that our music reflects the fun and joy that we have creating and playing it. The ingredients that make up our live shows include the following;

1. 1 x energetic surf-rock music with an ancient traditional twist.

2. 4 heaped tablespoons of groove

3. 90 x tablespoons of fast bush sting-wave/Yolŋu-wave ???

4. A hint of youthful antics

5. 1 x driving funky basslines

6. Lots of goosebumps

7. Lots of fun

8. Sweat

9. 30 x broken drums sticks

10. 2 broken guitar strings

11. Night to remember

12. Culture celebration

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

"Loud and proud, wrong and strong" – Stu

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

'Our Generation' by Yothu Yindi  

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

'Bapa' by Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu 

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

Oooooh we can think of so many!! That’s a hard one. Probably 'Cyclone Surf' by Horse Trank. Best band to never leave Darwin, playing scungy swamp rock NT style. It’s basically an anthem in the top end about surfing in cyclones which is largely what we rely on for good surf!

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

Our bass player Campbell Messer played a solo gig at the Archive in Birssy for our friend’s art exhibition – Cam also plays beautiful indie-folk music and is a ripping fingerstyle acoustic guitarist. 

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

There is so much talent coming out of Arnhem Land it's jaw dropping really. It’s like a factory of non-stop talent. Music is synonymous with Yolngu culture really and with the support of so many incredible people within the community there is a real buzz in the area for all things art related. The inspirational legacy of Yothu Yindi definitely shines on all of us up there but there is still so much to write about and so many stories to share to the world!

What are your plans for the rest of 2020?

We actually have a very special performance in Brisbane in December, which we are very excited to announce to everyone – details coming soon via our socials. We have a clip coming out shortly, and then another single dropping in January. We now have merch to buy! And you can now buy our limited edition 7” vinyl pressing which has been released via our good mates Bargain Bin Records. Then 2021 is a big one for us, as we have our debut record to share to the world and some more video clips! As the world slowly opens back up again we will be also playing some live shows! So keep an eye out for the king sting!

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Colie
New

Artist

Colie

Indie, Rock, Roots (townsville, NORTH QUEENSLAND, Colie, ...)

North Queensland, QLD

HELLSWEEP
New

Artist

HELLSWEEP

Dance, Electronic (Witch House, alternative, Electronic, ...)

Perth, WA

Tilly Webb
New

Artist

Tilly Webb

Dance, Electronic (#electronic #ambient #organic #cinematic)

Melbourne, VIC

ATLO
New

Artist

ATLO

Electronic, Pop (Electronic, Pop, Future, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

romaeo
New

Artist

Komang
New

Artist

The Backyard Cards
New

Artist

The Backyard Cards

Indie, Punk, Rock (Indie, Jazz, Punk, ...)

Perth, WA

Tilly Tjala Thomas

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Tilly Tjala Thomas!

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

Experimenting. Working with producers.

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

Culture. Political issues.

What can punters expect from a Tilly Tjala Thomas live show?

Soft, dreamy, relaxed vibe.

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

Pace yourself.

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

'The Less I Know The Better' by Tame Impala

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

'How To Make Gravy' by Paul Kelly

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

'Down Under' by Men at Work

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

Bernard Fanning at Summer Sounds. Excellent

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

Tame Impala, Thelma plum and Memphis LK.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

Release more music.

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CLOE TERARE
New

Artist

CLOE TERARE

Electronic, Pop (Pop, Electronic, moody, ...)

South Queensland, QLD

Barkaa
New

Artist

Barkaa

Hip Hop

Sydney, NSW

Bumpy
New

Artist

Bumpy

Indie, Pop, Roots (indigenous, Aboriginal, Soul, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

JK-47

Featured Artist

2020

20

Jul

JK-47

( )

North Coast, NSW

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, JK-47!

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

Well I've been writing and rhyming since 14 so it’s taken me nearly 10 years to get to where I’m at. I didn’t always sound and rap like this. My rhymes and voice developed and evolved over time along with the content of my writing, and I think when I joined Gratis Minds it gave me a chance to express what was truely on my mind. In my early years of rapping, I was just a wanna-be, because I was looking to America and a lot of hard rappers for inspiration because that’s what I though I had to be to be liked. But I was trying to be something I wasn’t. Now I’m looking in my own backyard and realising I got my own story to tell. And I should tell it raw and as real as I can. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?

Sometimes listening to the greats like, Tupac, J Cole, Kendrick Lamar and Nipsey Hustle (just to name a few) gets me in the mood. Sometimes it comes from the beat when I feel it, I just gotta write to it because it just comes to me. Mostly it comes from inside. Just wanting a better life for my family. Hoping I can write a song that can relate to everyone. I wanna take care of my people but I hope I write the type of music that speaks to everybody everywhere and sparks change at the same time. Not just some banger that you hear in the club. Something timeless.
 
What can punters expect from a JK-47 live show?

Pure energy from the jump. You can hold me to that.
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?

My mum always told me to give all my problems and cares to God. Like if I had a problem she couldn’t solve, she’d say “Give it to The Lord son.” And for me giving my problems to God takes all that weight of my shoulders. It helps my smile and love my wife and son more. Appreciate the good I got and a focus without frustration. And God always makes it work out in the end so that’s probably the best advice given to me that’s help me the most.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?

'Yil Lull' by Joe Geia.

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?

'Relief' by Gratis Minds.
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?

Before Corona hit, at the start of February I opened up for Adrian Eagle and after my set I sat back and watched him do his thing. He was real dope. You could feel everything he was putting down. Mad energy.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Sydney / Tweed Heads South music community that inspire you.

There’s a lot of musical talent where I’m from. Young and old. Though I’m choosing to drop this solo album, I’m in 3 different groups all from the same place with mad talent. East Coast Brotherhood, Gratis Minds and Kinship Collective. There’s so much to say about the musical talent and potential there is in Tweed I don’t know where to start. But I think there’s a lot of people yet to be discovered from Tweed Heads. 
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2020?

Connect with people in a positive way through my music and give strength and motivation to those who need it. I started this a long time ago but this is still just the beginning for me. I have a lot of other tracks   waiting to be heard by Australia and the world but you’ll know about them soon enough. 

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Hachiku
New

Artist

Hachiku

Electronic, Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Busby Marou

Artist

Busby Marou

Roots, Rock (Paul kelly, Neil Finn, Acoustic, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Coda Chroma
New

Artist

Coda Chroma

Indie, Pop (Hypnotic Pop, Angular-pop, altpop, ...)

Ballarat, VIC

Charlie Collins
New

Artist

Charlie Collins

Indie

Sydney, NSW

flowerkid

Featured Artist

2019

12

Nov

flowerkid

Sydney, NSW

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

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

I like to describe my music as my own personal diary. I sift through the inner feelings that i'm not able to describe and I filter that out into flowerkid. I develop this through listening to my inner voice and thoughts - I ask myself 'If this moment or feeling were in a film, what would it's soundtrack sound like?' I then shape my ideas around that.

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

Challenging myself with new experiences and visiting new places. Because with this comes new feelings, new memories, and new knowledge that could last a lifetime. With these things, I then am able to put myself into another perspective and/or time, and make my soundtrack.

What can punters expect from a flowerkid live show?

A completely surreal experience. I want my audience to feel like they are floating. I am always doing research into my audiences and finding the elements that make them feel!

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

My beautiful Mum told me, 'the positive energy you put into your world, is the energy you will receive back in times you need it.'

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

'Seaweed' by Hockey Dad.

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

'Eddy's Song' by Sticky Fingers.

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

'Say It' by Flume.

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

Not a gig - but I went the the music festival Listen Out. Such an incredible vibe. 

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

Sticky Fingers always manages to put me in a trance! They always stun me with their lyrics and their musical talent. I love listening to DMA's in the afternoon and on car rides - such a vibe.

What are your plans for the rest of 2019/2020?

Well my writing and creating never stops - so that is a constant for the new year. Before the end of this year, i'd like to finish up my new EP and a couple of singles, whilst exploring into some live performance scenarios. 

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Spacey Jane

Featured Artist

2019

13

May

Spacey Jane

( )

Perth, WA

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, WA legends Spacey Jane.

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

We all come from different places musically so we weren't really predisposed to having a certain sound. When we started out we didn't have a specific genre or sound we were aiming for, but our playing styles eventually blended into where we're at now. Some of our shared musical tastes include Wilco, early Kings of Leon, Courtney Barnett, The Strokes, Pixies.

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

Caleb says a lot of his inspiration (especially lyrically) comes from processing emotions and life experiences. Music as a means of catharsis is something we can all relate to. When some feeling or abstract 'thing' hasn't been dealt with, song writing definitely seems like a great outlet for it. In a more general sense we're all inspired to keep making music because of how bloody special it feels to connect with other people through it. Be it with each other or our fans, it's real great.

What can punters expect from a Spacey Jane live show?

We try really hard to make our gigs a safe and inclusive space for everyone involved. When we feel like the crowd is being respectful and looking out for each other, we really give it our all. Also, lots of hair flips from Ashton. And sweat.   

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

One piece of advice that’s stuck with us was from a really great friend in a really great band that have had been killing it for over a decade now. It’s a simple one. He just said to ‘keep writing’. No matter what, always, always, always writing and creating. Can’t really fault it, and it’s always in the back of our minds. Thanks Will.

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

‘Catch My Disease’ by Ben Lee (thanks for reminding us that this exists).

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

Any of Julia Jacklin's tracks - namely ‘Don't Know How to Keep Loving You’.

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

‘Since I Left You’ by The Avalanches.

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

Jack Davies and the Bush Chooks put on a mini-festival for their EP launch, with a heap of great local bands. Jack is a very special songwriter and has a group of amazing musicians who are even nicer people.

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

Stella Donnelly is really putting Perth on the map internationally, and she's done a great job of promoting safe and inclusive gig spaces for everyone. She does an awesome job championing artists of all backgrounds at her shows here in Perth, and she's really brought up the standard of diversity to something the scene can be more proud of! Great Gable are one of Perth's hardest working bands, without a doubt. They've been at it for a little while and they're consistently on the up & up. It's awesome to see them succeed so much over the last few years, they're a bunch of awesome guys who kill it live & write great songs.There's a heap of other favourites that have always and continue to make Perth one of the best places to play & experience live music! Seriously WA music rules, and we wear the badge with pride.

What are your plans for 2019?

We're heading back into the studio to record what will hopefully become our first album! No promises there. It's just a lovely goal to have. We'll definitely be touring nationally at least once more this year, this time around has been too good to not repeat!

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Black Rock Band
New

Artist

Black Rock Band

Indie, Rock, Roots (top end, Arnhem Land, Bininj Rock, ...)

Darwin, NT

EGOISM

Featured Artist

2019

19

Aug

EGOISM

( )

Sydney, NSW

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

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

We make dreamy emotional guitar pop. Real "headphones on the train" music i think haha. We developed it pretty gradually. We just listening to a lot of 90s shoegaze and then mixed it with a modern indie pop sound.

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

Don't need inspiration! It forces its way out of us, whether we want it or not.

What can punters expect from an EGOISM live show?

Our live shows are pretty intense. We get super into it. You should come with your best friend and just hug them the whole time.

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

From my friend Mia. "If writing cheesy pop songs makes you happy then just just do it. Who cares if it makes you uncool to sad indie boys?"

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

This is literally our brand omg. No, but we'd probs play "Sugar and Spice" by Hatchie. It's just so upbeat.

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

'Lily' by Moaning Lisa. I legit have to avoid listening to it in public.

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

Depends on the vibe but I'd say 'Figured Out' by Alta or '4ever' by The Veronicas.

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

Brightness in Surry Hills. It was incredible but it was a very quiet sit down gig and there was this very annoying couple just screaming at eachother about text messages half the time lol.

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

Ultracrush for pure songwriting genius. Shady Nasty for for total live intensity. Julia Jacklin for just incredible work ethic and always being so grounded and nice to talk to. Not just saying this, but Unearthed as a staff and an institution, there's just nothing like it in the whole world! We're very appreciative hahaha.

What are your plans for 2019?

Going to Bigsound!! And then just heaps more recording and writing and playing live and all that good stuff you know.

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100

Featured Artist

2020

28

Jan

100

( )

Sydney, NSW

This week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring Sydney legends, 100. Check out their Q&A below.

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

I’d say our music is a scuzzy breed of post punk and singer songwriter influences. The sound developed from our different influences and musical backgrounds and long hours in the studio figuring all that out. 

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

I think the greatest inspiration for making music is coming up with something that you want to here. You kinda take the best bits of everything you like and put it all together. 

What can punters expect from a 100 live show?

Our live show has a pretty stand and delivery approach. Turn it up and have fun I say.

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

A stranger came up to me at last year’s BIGSOUND before our final show of the week. I think I looked a bit stressed, probably a bit taxed from the week. He came up and said ‘don’t worry about the people in the room or how many of them there are, just get up and play a great show’. It was a super nice gesture and had me calm afterwards. Other then that Mum and Dad always said to do what makes you happy. Makes sense really.

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

Maybe I’d go with ‘That’s All’ by Melbournes RVG. To me it’s like a big squeeze that confirms one’s insecurities are real and that it’s completely fine to have them. The grass is always greener.

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

‘Feather’ by Brightness. I don’t need to say anything about it. Just go and listen to it.

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

‘Hit and Run’ by Jo Jo Zep & the Falcons. Or ‘Summer of 81’ by Mondo Rock. Lets get daggy.

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

The last local show I caught was Sydney’s ‘The Good Boys’ at the Vic on the Park. Amazing Instrumental surf rock (think ‘The Shadows’). 6 guys on stage wearing cloaks; all amazingly talented musicians. The compositions that main guitarist Andy writes are mind blowing and absolutely beautiful. Well worth checking them out on Spotify or they have Vinyl available via bandcamp or at shows.

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

I find this tough to answer. There are too many people in this city to pin point - bands, artists, bookers, engineers and even bar staff who all do their bit in making Sydney’s music community so great. Sydney tends to cop a lot of flack but if you go out and look, you’ll find great acts at great venues. Special shout to frequent gig goers, there’s nothing there without them.

What are your plans for 2020?

As our drummer Paris would say - ‘Pull up and wreck’. In all seriousness though, we’re in the midst of completing EP number 2. A few festival shows like Party in the Paddock, Brisbane’s Valley Crawl, Farmer and the Owl plus Meadow in Victoria. A tour to coincide with aforementioned EP and hopefully some more festival shows. After all that I dare say we’ll be hitting Album mode!!

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Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers

Featured Artist

2019

17

Jun

Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers

( )

Canberra, ACT

All this week on triple j Unearthed we are featuring Canberra, all-girl punk rock outfit, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers.

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

Our music is really signature to us, you could say its a smash together of lots of different genres (which depicts our music taste pretty well) recently we've moved towards a sound that is a lot more us, progressing from twinkly pop-rock into a more powerful 90s grunge sound, we hope you're all liking it as much as we do!

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

We think our greatest inspiration for making music is each other! We've all been really close since primary school, and making music with your best pals is as inspirational as it gets. It's really exciting for us to be able to all work together on something we're so passionate about and have fun while doing it!

What can punters expect from a Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers live show?

Punters can expect a whole lot of wholesome vibes at Teen Jesus shows, we love making the crowd feel inclusive, welcome and love busting out a boogie on stage. 

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

The best advice we've ever been given is probably to have fun! Sounds a bit cheesy but we got told this when we first started the band and by living by that advice we've managed to have the best time in our music career so far.

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

'Older' by Parcels would definitely be the song we'd choose to cheer someone up if they're crying. Correct me if I'm wrong but I thinks its impossible to not get up and boogie to this song.

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

'Don't know how to keep loving you' by Julia Jacklin, would definitely be our song of choice to make someone cry, we're tearing up just thinking about it tbh.

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

If we were the DJ at a party I'd say we'd have to slip in a sneaky little Kylie Minogue 'cant get you out of my head'. 

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

The last local gig we went to was at a small cute venue called 'The Front' ran by our pals at CBR DIG. 4 Canberra bands played stripped back sets to fit the mood, The Tipsy Scholars and Sputnik Sweetheart headlined and it was so bloody wholesome, we LOVE Canberra music scene.

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

The Canberra music scene is so inspiring to be a part of, everyone is so inclusive and work really hard to amplify and support the music scene. You can really see the progress that the community has made of the last few years. It may be small but it produces A+ bands and people such as our beautiful talented pals Moaning Lisa and Sputnik Sweetheart (love you both).

What are your plans for 2019?

2019 has been a HUGE year for us so far playing gigs we'd only ever dreamed of, but the excitement continues with our first ever national tour coming up with Slowly Slowly, as well as playing some amazing festivals such as Spilt Milk and Stonefest later in the year! 

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Miiesha

Featured Artist

2019

8

Jul

Miiesha

Capricornia, QLD

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist, Miiesha. A proud Pitjantjatjara/Torres Strait Islander woman from Woorabinda in Central Queensland.

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

I grew up listening to a lot of RnB, Soul and Gospel so a lot of my sound I feel comes from those influences.

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

A lot of the time it’s just real stories, things that friends and family have been through, or other music just depending on the vibe. Movies also inspire me a lot!

What can punters expect from a Miiesha live show?

I just want everyone to vibe to some deadly storytelling.

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

I was told by my family and community to always believe in myself and that it doesn’t matter where I come from or what I’ve done, but to always have faith and keep my head up.

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

'Miss Shiney' by Kaiit.

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

'Knees' by Ocean Alley, saw them open for Tash which was incredible!

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

'Cool as Hell' by Baker Boy for sure!

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

I got to open for Briggs in Melbourne at Northcote Social Club which was incredible!

Tell us about the bands or people in Woorabinda, Centra Queensland / QLD music community that inspire you.

There is a lot of talent in my community, from elders that sing and write beautiful songs about community to the young crew rapping Woorie loves music! For me a big inspiration was when Dan Sultan came to our community and played. I even got to sing a song with him on stage. That was huge for me, it made me feel like I could do anything and really opened my eyes to the possibilities. At that moment my dream didn’t feel so far away.

What are your plans for 2019?

I’m just going with the flow! I’ve got a whole collection of music ready to go so I’ll be releasing that over the next few months, and doing a music video would be cool. I’d love to head overseas sometime too but who knows!

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Aodhan

Featured Artist

2020

1

Jun

Aodhan

( )

Illawarra, NSW

Get to know this week's triple j Unearthed Feature Artist and our Unearthed High Indigenous winner for 2019, Aodhan!

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

I have, and still am developing my sound by listening lots of different music that I like. I really like the sounds I hear in a lot of the dream pop/bedroom pop music I listen to as well as coastal/indie folk. I still aim to find a nice mix between both genres

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

Again, mainly listening to other people’s music. But there are times where an idea will just come to me, usually when I’m in a cool environment

What can punters expect from your live show?

It’s just me and my guitar at the moment. However I do want to build it up a bit more and I am in search for a band.

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

The best advice I’ve been given is probably just to stay true to myself. I’ve heard this from just about everyone I care about. Very cliché, I know, but it is a very important thing 

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

'It’s Nice To Be Alive' by Ball Park Music.

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

'Car Ride' by Alexander Biggs (been loving Alexander Biggs lately).

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

'You Were Right' by RÜFÜS DU SOL.

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

I could be wrong because it’s been a while now, but it was most likely one of my dads gigs. It was quite pleasant I would say, as usual.

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

The bands and artists that inspire me would probably be the ones I’m friends with like Floodway, and Loons. These guys are all around my age and they’re so incredibly talented, it’s nuts! They’re also some of the best mates I’ve ever had!

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Stella Donnelly

Featured Artist

2017

4

Jun

Stella Donnelly

( )

Perth, WA

Spaghetti-loving Perth-based artist, Stella Donnelly is the talk around town. Her debut EP 'Thrush Metal' is the type of songwriting you'll be head over heels for.

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound?
 
I think that most of my sound development has come from watching live shows. My sound has developed pretty naturally, if anything I've stripped it back more and more over time to being the most raw representation of myself.
 
What's your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
 
I generally write songs when I have something to say, about assholes mostly!
 
What can punters expect from a Stella Donnelly live show?
 
My shows are generally really intimate, so I try and break the ice with some chats about tinder and footy etc. I find myself saying 'sorry mum' a lot at my gigs.
 
What's the best advice you've been given and who was it from?
 
"Remember all your bloody guitar leads, plectrums and capo this time will ya!" - Dad.
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
 
The Wiggles - Hot Potato
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
 
The Wiggles - Hot Potato
 
You're the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
 
Hot Pota... just kidding, I believe in You - Kylie Minogue.
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
 
I watched Methyl Ethel play with Reef Prince and Erasers and I danced ALL NIGHT.
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the Perth music community that inspire you.
 
I'm really really proud of the Perth scene that is emerging right now and it's the first time I've seen so many gender diverse bands come out of Western Australia! Bands like Hussy, Lifestyle, Telete, Jacob Diamond, Moistoyster, Heebiejeebies, Heathcote Blue, Shit Narnia and Terrible Signal make me feel HELL lucky to be a musician in Perth.
 
What are your plans for 2017?
 
I'm in another two bands called BOAT SHOW and BELLS RAPIDS who are both releasing stuff this year and doing a bunch of tours. I have some more songs up my sleeve that I want to finish and record at some point. I also have a goal to find the best tasting Ramen in Australia so big plans all round really!

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Gina Williams

Roots, Indie (Indigo Girls, Evanesence)

Perth, WA

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Hip Hop

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Adrian Eagle

Featured Artist

2018

8

Apr

Adrian Eagle

( )

Adelaide, SA

Meet this week's Feature Artist and Groovin the Moo comp winner, Adrian Eagle. He's currently on tour supporting Thundamentals and he's got a voice that'll melt that heart of yours. Check him out!

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

I've been working on my debut EP which will be out this year. I have been singing and writing all my life but never had the self-confidence to sing for anyone outside my family up until recently. I guess my sound came from my influences and my environment. It's a very natural feeling for me and I feel free doing it.

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

My greatest inspiration for making music is for healing my own mental health, through self-expression, and by doing what I love. I believe music heals. Also, for my family, my people who believe in me and for my goddaughter's...the next generation. I'm living on extra life and am thankful to be here.

What can punters expect from an Adrian Eagle live show?

People can expect me to sing straight from the heart. I really enjoy singing for people for the first time and connecting with them for the very first time during and after.

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

I think the best advice I've ever been given was to listen to my spirit and to do what you love. I'm not sure exactly who first told me this advice but it's been with me and grown with me ever since. I've had good advice from my Grandma and other role models throughout my years.

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

B Wise with 'The Key ' or 'Natural Woman' by Kaiit.

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

360's track "Tiny Angel" off his latest album. he's a great storyteller and express beautiful emotion on this track.

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

"Sally" by Thundamentals. Yeaaahh boy, such a banger - you gotta get down to this. I don't get tired of it.

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

Have bared witness to a lot of local gigs recently. Currently on tour with Thundamentals & B Wise at the moment across the country. They've been such a great vibe and I'm learning so much from them. It's good to see how many people come out to support local gigs and the Thunda's are amazing.

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

I'm constantly inspired by music and the community in Melbourne. I'm inspired by Neil Morris and his project DRMNGNOW. Neil has an amazing voice and message that I hope is heard across the country. He's got a song out now on his triple j Unearthed profile with myself and brother Philly called 'Australia Does Not Exist' and I hope you check it out. I'm also inspired and very excited for Kaiit's debut EP to come out.  I'm inspired by my beautiful friends and family. Inspiration is all around me. 

What are your plans for 2018?

I am currently looking forward to releasing my debut EP 'Wings' and am looking forward to sharing new sounds with listeners. This year is special to me with a lot of exciting things happening, thank you for being apart of it triple j Unearthed and triple j.

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Emily Wurramara

Featured Artist

2016

5

Jul

Emily Wurramara

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Gather around the virtual campfire and have a listen to the gorgeous tones of Brisbane musician Emily Wurramara. Join us in celebrating NAIDOC week on triple j Unearthed!

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound? 
I developed my sound by learning and listening to everything and everyone around me. I was engulfed by culture when I was on Groote so  that was a big influence on my music. Being surrounded by family and friends who like different genres, ranging from country, which the oldies like my nana pop and aunties listened to, hip hop, reggae, even opera. 
 
What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
My inspiration for my music comes from everything, what I see, what stories I've been told, my experiences, so nothing really specific just life. 
 
What can punters expect from an Emily Wurramara live show?
Haha, well, a lot of story telling. My songs are all based around things that have happened to me or to my family, so there's a great insight on my life. I do have a range of songs from love to dreams to real life events. 
 
What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
The best advice I've been given was from my father, he was born in the provinces of Phillipines and moved to Aus when he was 14. He's always said to me "always be humble, say hello to everyone and smile because it could make someone's day" 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
Bernard fanning- wish you well
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
Jimmy little- Bring yourself home to me 
 
You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
Thelma plum- how much does your love cost! 
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I went down to the board walk and saw a couple performing at this pub even though it was raining, and we were drenched I had to stop and stand there for a bit because their voices together we're amazing!!! They totally slayed it! 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in your music community that inspire you.
Well, we have a lot of bands at Groote all my uncles are in them, so poison whiskey, milyakburra band just to name a few, and from numbulwar, yilila band red flag dancers, who are absolutely amazing! They mix culture with dance and song, it's just a fantastic show! All these bands inspire me because they are shining in their own way, because they're defeating the stereotypes that are put on our people. it's even more special because they too are representing our mob in such a positive way.  
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2016?
For The rest of 2016, I'm doing some awesome collaborations, so I can't wait for that to start happening! Another film clip! Also Finishing off the tour in NT I'm looking forward to seeing my family again. I've already started working on the the Next EP in regards to songwriting so I'm really excited to hit the studio again, it's such an intimate space.
 

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