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Pluto Jacks
UH
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Pluto Jacks

Electronic, Indie, Pop

Sydney, NSW

Agung Mango

Featured Artist

2020

3

Feb

Agung Mango

Melbourne, VIC

This week's feature artist is Melbourne rapgod Agung Mango.

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Liza Flume
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Liza Flume

Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Korky Buchek
New

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Korky Buchek

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop (Weird, Electro)

Sydney, NSW

Hallie

Featured Artist

2019

2

Sep

Hallie

( )

Brisbane, QLD

Meet this week's feature artist Hallie!

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Meet this week's feature artist Hallie!

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Baltimöre Charlót
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Baltimöre Charlót

Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop (alternative)

Hobart, TAS

Jordan Dennis
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Jordan Dennis

Hip Hop

Melbourne, VIC

Briskey
New

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Briskey

Electronic, Indie, Pop (#Alt-Pop)

Brisbane, QLD

San Mei

Featured Artist

2018

13

May

San Mei

Gold Coast, QLD

All this week on triple j Unearthed, we're hanging out with Queensland artist and this weeks Feature star, San Mei.

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

I went down a few different paths to get to the sound I'm making now.  Folk/country, synth-pop, guitar-driven... My focus right now is to find a balance of different elements of music and sounds that I love and create something that is hopefully exciting & unique.

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

I'm a huge day dreamer, so anything that moves me and makes me feel transported to another place. It could be anything - love, relationships, music, films, books, personal experiences etc.

What can punters expect from a San Mei live show?

To see me with my band comprising of 3 redheads. It's a beautiful sight to behold.

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

"Wear more sunscreen", by Nicole Kidman. 

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

'In the Air' by DMA's.

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

'Blood' by the Middle East. 

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

'M.O.B.' by Tkay Maidza

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

 Watching my good friend Michael McCartney share the stage with killer acts like Austen, Lastlings and Paces at Bleach Festival during the Commonwealth Games on the Goldy was pretty special. 

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

The people behind endeavours like Bleach Festival and awesome live music venues that are passionate and working hard to create an exciting live music scene here on the Gold Coast.

 

What are your plans for 2018?

 

 My new EP is coming out a little later in the year, I'm recording some more music and hopefully playing as many great shows as I can!

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Homebrand
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Homebrand

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

Perth, WA

Jermango Dreaming
New

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Jermango Dreaming

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop, Rock (#funk #soul #chill #dreamy #lo-fi #pop #dream #JT)

Sydney, NSW

Picket Palace
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Picket Palace

Indie, Punk, Rock (Psych, Punk, Fast, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Light Factory
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Light Factory

Indie, Roots (folk, coal coast, Reflective, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Ursula
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Ursula

Indie, Rock

Perth, WA

Nic Meier
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Nic Meier

Electronic, Indie

Melbourne, VIC

Royal & The Southern Echo
New

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Royal & The Southern Echo

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

Brisbane, QLD

Great Sage
New

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Great Sage

Dance, Electronic, Indie

Brisbane, QLD

The Grogans
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The Grogans

Indie, Punk, Rock (#surfrock)

Melbourne, VIC

Chase Zera
New

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Chase Zera

Dance, Pop (#pop, #house, #electronic, ...)

Sydney, NSW

sandy hsu
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sandy hsu

Electronic, Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

Freesouls
New

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Freesouls

Hip Hop

Sydney, 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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Butter
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Butter

Hip Hop, Indie (alt hip-hop, Neo Soul, jazz hip hop)

Perth, WA

SUMII
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SUMII

Dance, Electronic, Indie (#electronica #house #synth #ambience)

Illawarra, NSW

Adult Art Club
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Adult Art Club

Electronic, Hip Hop (Electronic, House, Experimental)

Melbourne, VIC

NYNNO
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NYNNO

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Pop (#new #singer #songwriter #melbourne #soul #rnb #newmusic)

Melbourne, VIC

Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean
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Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean

Hip Hop

Darwin, NT

Stevan

Featured Artist

2019

6

May

Stevan

( )

Illawarra, NSW

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

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

I started developing my sound by trying to re-create songs and styles that affected me when I was younger. Stevie Wonder, Pharrell, Moses Sumney, Mac Demarco, Dev Hynes, Dr Dre, and so many more influenced me to incorporate hip-hop soul jazz and rock into my music.

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

Life experiences it sounds generic but I pull a lot of my inspiration from events in my life or in the lives of people around me besides that the music itself like chord progression and melodies inspire the tone and feel of all my music.

What can punters expect from a Stevan live show?

It’s next level I’m not hyping it up but I’ve got great band members who bring their own style to my music and elevate it to a different feel, all of my band members come from Jazz back grounds and it bleeds into the live set up plus we add whole sections to songs, I’m very keen on playing on of them

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

My Dad and it was simple but he told me to follow my heart and to do what I love, there have been moments when we haven’t seen eye to eye but even then he respects my passions and believe that I can do whatever I set my mind to that type of confidence he has in me makes me feel like I can,

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

'S.A. D.' by Kirin J Callinan.

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

Probably still S. A. D. by Kirin J Callinan.

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

Scott Green. Kids played that at every party in High School.

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

I recently went to see Rejjie Snow at Metro theatre I went with some mates it was a really fun experience it was like my first time seeing a proper live rap show.

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

There aren’t a lot of people in Wollongong that are making music like mine but in Sydney Cosmo Midnight, Winston SurfShirt pretty much every artist on my Astro people, big shout out to Selasie Wussah and M.A.C they are Sydney artist who’ve supported me and kind of mentored me in my early days. My biggest inspiration in Australian music is actually from Brisbane his name is Rei So La trust me he’s the next big thing.

What are your plans for 2019?

Releasing more music I’ve got so much and I want to keep making more and showing my stuff to the people who want to hear it, I guess I’ll be playing more shows and meeting new artist I want to set myself up for bigger opportunities

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DVNA

Featured Artist

2020

21

Jan

DVNA

( )

Gold Coast, QLD

This week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring Gold Coast artist and Laneway comp winner, DVNA!

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

My music is forever evolving and still developing each day. The music I make depends on the mood im in and on whatever stage of life I’m at. I lean towards soul/ rnb beats, although, have a guilty pleasure in making super raw emotional guitar tracks. Each serve their own purpose. Once my music leaves my computer, it’s for the world and my listeners to use at their own discretion.

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

Inspiration hits different all the time. I either bait my friends into giving me their deepest hurts and secrets so I can write some emo/empowering lyrics, or it’ll be a song I hear that I’ll want to try and create the same vibe. Places and things (like food, obviously) have inspired me in the past.

What can punters expect from a DVNA live show?

We’ll be getting to know each other. Crowd interaction is one thing I love to do. Partly because I love to chat, and because I want to break that wall between audience and stage. Connect on a more personal level and create an experience they will remember.

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

Just do you! And when you’re hit with inspiration for a song, it’s like a gift you’ve been given to share with the world, as if it’s almost a duty. Think about the audience who NEEDS to hear what you have to say. It is your job to capture it, honour and respect the gift you’ve been given by allowing it to exist and not trying to force it into any direction it’s not. This was from some random old guy that sat next to me in a restaurant one day. Hit hard.

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

'Chameleon'. by PNAU.

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

'Innerbloom' by RUFUS DU SOL.

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?

I saw my friends Hot Coffee play on the Gold Coast. Those boys always know how to put on a show. Quality night!

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

They’re a friendly, talented little bunch. We all know and support each other due to the coast being quite small. They all actively participate in community events, always make an effort to attend each other’s shows and offer advice when needed! I love those guys.

What are your plans for 2020?

I plan to play LANEWAY (thankyou Unearthed). Release a couple of singles in lead up to my debut EP and follow with a few more exciting things!

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BOI

Featured Artist

2019

4

Nov

BOI

( )

Newcastle, NSW

This week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring This That comp winner and pop queen BOI.

 

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

I have been creating music and writing songs for many many years, and I think what has allowed me to develop my sound was listening to an eclectic mix of music growing up, finding songs that liven up my body and energise me or songs that do the opposite and pull on my heart strings and evoke an emotional response and asking what is it about that part in a song that made me feel like that . When ever I make music now for my own solo project, for me it’s just as much about the lyrics as it is the beat and I think having really heavy, sassy brass sounds with gentle, lightly plucked strings create an upbeat Rythym to sing about something that is actually terribly sad, melancholic  (Sick of Loving you).

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

PEOPLE and PLACES. First things first I am one of those people who travels somewhere and doesn’t stop talking about “how beautiful” the place is. The environment I’m in directly affects my creativity and my creative output. Also people and stories, wether they are my own, or of someone else. It’s amazing to hear stories that move you, or make you feel inspired and a lot of the time I most enjoy writing with another person (producer) so I can get inspired by the sounds and beats getting made . Thats what I love about music though, songs can come to you at the strangest times. I heard KFlay’s “Sister” song when driving a few months ago. Its such a great song and for me that song inspired me to write a song for my sister - who in the past I wasn’t always the best of friends with - and I ended up writing a beautiful song for my sister after hearing that particular song.

What can punters expect from a BOI live show?

Expect the unexpected. HAHA. I can’t wait to perform at THIS THAT this weekend. What a TREAT. I’m definitely evolving my live show, it’s only been quite recently I’ve stepped up on the stage again so Im getting my groove back and building something wonderful that will give you an experience and not just a show. Im also such a lanky person, I manage to get so into the groove I move around the stage like a flappy flamingo - this is what you don’t want to miss.They’ll be fireworks, confetti cannons, dancing bears ….. yeah expect the un expected

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

“Finish every song “ - Unknown

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

Tracy Chapman - 'I’m Ready'

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

Crowded House - 'Fall At Your Feet'

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

The Living End - 'Prisoner of Society'

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

Went and saw A.GIRL at The Beresford (she’s a friend) and a killer artist. Check her out!

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

There are a lot of talented people in the Newcastle Community. Zackari Watt is someone who not only contributes so much to the art community in Newcastle, he is also a phenomenal singer and used to be the lead singer in a band MOUSEMOON that I was obsessed with at the age of 16. I met him years later just at a mutual friends house and tried not to fan out, but totally did, and ended up recording two tracks to post up on his “One song everyday for the rest of my life” challenge he set for himself. Red City is also a band I saw a while ago and is worth noting. The Lass O’Gowrie is the place to see a mixture of intimate, original acts .

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

I can’t believe this year is almost over. MAN! I am actually heading to LA in a few weeks for a writing trip with some insanely talented people. One of which is producer Justin Stanley who produced Prince’s last album . Thats going to be really inspiring and such a memorable trip. Next year I will be releasing more singles and hopefully playing at as many festivals around the country as I can. Then perhaps a little cheeky tour.

 

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Hobsons Bay Coast Guard
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