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Mozë
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Mozë

Pop (self-producer, Female, Electronic, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Holly Summers-Clarke
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Holly Summers-Clarke

Indie, Pop (Pop, Rnb, Soul, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Julia Lostrom
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Julia Lostrom

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop (#Melbourne #Chill #Ambient #RnB)

Melbourne, VIC

Tilly Webb
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Tilly Webb

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

Melbourne, VIC

Emily Coulston
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Emily Coulston

Indie (Singer-Songwriter, Indie-Pop, mellow, ...)

Brisbane, QLD

Tia Gostelow
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Tia Gostelow

Indie, Rock (Indie, folk, Rock)

Tropic, QLD

Stella Farnan
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Stella Farnan

Indie, Pop, Rock

Melbourne, VIC

Supathick
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Supathick

Dance, Indie, Pop (Disco, Funk, thicc)

Perth, WA

Tessa Lee
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Tessa Lee

Pop, Roots (RICKI LEE JONES, Norah Jones, ani difranco, ...)

Northern Tasmania, TAS

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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Stellie

Featured Artist

2020

21

Sep

Stellie

Adelaide, SA

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

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

In the beginning, I was heavily influenced by jazz music. I absolutely love artists such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Amy Winehouse. Over time, I started to experiment more with my sound (which at first I found pretty difficult). When writing my debut EP ‘Stellie’ and collaborating with so many unique and talented producers/ songwriters - it really helped me explore my sound more and more. At this point, I feel that this EP is the most accurate representation of my ‘sound’ right now. But i’m not afraid of change - I want to push the boundaries and keep it interesting. I want my sound to grow with me as I develop more as a singer/ songwriter.

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

I like to describe the way I write music as an ‘exaggeration of my everyday life’. My life isn’t always that interesting, so I just like to push the boundaries on it a bit more. I just love to tell stories (whether they are completely accurate or not - it almost doesn’t really matter). Like for many people - music is a form of therapy for me. Letting your thoughts and emotions run free for a bit is so soothing and relaxing. I'm constantly inspired by the people I surround myself with and the stories that people share with me, or stories that I read. Even just captions on photos - or just really interesting and beautiful photos can be so inspirational when it comes to my writing - its almost like i’m trying to put the picture into words.

What can punters expect from a Stellie live show?

I like to think that when I play shows - its almost like bringing magic to life. There is such a rush that comes with finally getting to play the songs that you’ve been holding so close to you for so long, to people that actually really want to hear them. Stellie shows are very wholesome I think. I love my band, and I know they love playing with me too and it really shows. I always have the most fun on stage and really try build that connection with the audience. I also almost always manage to chuck in a cheeky cover during my set (at the moment it's Britney Spears).

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

‘You are not in control of other peoples emotions’ - I cant remember where I found this quote, I think I read it somewhere once and it’s stuck with me ever since. It especially relates to the way I like to make music. I don’t want to tell people how to think/feel when they listen to the songs I write - I want those feelings and thoughts to be pure and completely up to the listener.

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

‘Its Nice to Be Alive’ by Ball Park Music

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

‘Knuckles White Dry’ by Gang of Youths

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

‘Holdin On’ by Flume.

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

TEENAGE JOANS! It was actually the first live gig I’ve seen in about 7 months and it was absolutely insane. I honestly couldn’t stop smiling all night.

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

I'm so lucky to be surrounded by so many incredible and inspiring musos every day. There are heaps of talented musicians in Adelaide, I’m almost spoilt for choice. I spend quite a bit of time with the EAST AV3 boys - those guys are some of the most hard working and dedicated people I know. My bandmates (Max and Jarrad) are so incredibly dedicated and are an absolute joy to be around - as well as Jess Day, Timberwolf, George Alice, Mane and so many more.

What are your plans for the rest of 2020?

2020 has been an absolute whirlwind of a year in so many ways. I guess my plan is to just take each day as it comes. If I can play some more live shows that would be so fun - but one things for sure, there’s definitely lots more new music on the way.

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BUFFY
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BUFFY

Dance, Electronic, Indie, Pop

Melbourne, VIC

THE BLOSSOM

Featured Artist

2021

29

Mar

THE BLOSSOM

Sydney, NSW

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

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

I’ve developed my own sonic language through exploring so many different facets of my influences. Collaborating and carving into my songwriting. i like to think I’m inspired heavily by a lot of influences but challenge myself to not be defined by them. That to me is how I continue to explore my project.

What’s your greatest source of inspiration for making music?
The fact that music is my only form of language that truly feels like it embodies my honest self.

What can punters expect from a THE BLOSSOM live show?
ENERGY. SWEAT. FREEDOM. HEAD BANGING. TEARS.

What’s the best advice you’ve been given and who was it from?
To create from a place of honesty, to put that as a priority always. Lead through gut instinct and to use that as compass.

What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying? 
'Don’t Change' by INXS 

What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
'Delete' by DMA’s

You’re the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next?
'The Difference' by Flume featuring Toro Y Moi

What was the last local gig you went to? How was it?
I went to Kanye West’s Sunday service in LA. And it was such an incredible and moving experience.

Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you. 
Because I spend time between Sydney and LA I’m lucky enough to be so inspired by both communities. In Australia really love The Neighborhood Void, The DMA’s, Daine, Perto, LonelySpeck. And in LA I’m fortunate to collaborate with Brockhampton and Zach Fogarty as well as so many other incredible producers, artists and friends.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?
To keep on releasing more music!!!! I have more singles and my EP for the year to follow.

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smol fish

Featured Artist

2021

19

Apr

smol fish

Perth, WA

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

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Tell us about your music. How did you develop your sound? 
 
I like to sum up our music as being cute, fun and upbeat! Our sound is heavily influenced by artists such as Stella Donnelly, Faye Webster and Frankie Cosmos, all who I admire for being incredibly honest story tellers. With smol fish starting as a solo project, melody and storytelling were always the most important aspects for me. This has led to our songs having a strong melodic focus, accompanied by cute counter melodies and vocal harmonies. I am excited to see how our sound will continue to develop as we grow older and wiser! 
 
Whats your greatest source of inspiration for making music? 
 
Everyday life! From the mundane to the exciting to the heart-breaking. I also feel particularly inspired and energised after watching a great live show or listening to a really touching recording. Even learning a new chord or musical concept can inspire me to write something new, but most of the time when I get an idea or the energy to write a new tune it’s totally random!
 
What can punters expect from a smol fish live show?
 
Glockenspiel solos, silly jokes (including some wonderful fish puns), and a whole room of people yelling about crying all the time
 
Whats the best advice youve been given and who was it from? 
 
The best advice I have been given is probably just to get out of my own head! Remembering that I am not the only one who gets nervous and I’m not solely responsible when interactions go badly helps whenever I feel socially anxious. 
 
What Australian track would you play to cheer up someone who was crying?
 
'CRY' by Julia Jacklin to remind them that crying and having emotions is human and that people understand and will be there for them. 
 
What Australian track would you play to someone to make them cry?
 
'It’s still the same time of day' by Nika Mo. This is THE most beautiful song but it’s completely heart-breaking and will make you feel everything. 
 
Youre the DJ at a party. The dance floor is pumping. What Australian track do you put on next? 
 
'Spinning Around' by Kylie Minogue! Gotta go for a true classic here, one of our members Josie has a Kylie CD in her car that we’ve all listened through many times on some regional drives and it just never gets old
 
What was the last local gig you went to? How was it? 
 
I went to a New Noise collective gig at the Perth Library and watched a gorgeous ambient set by Lia T and then saw the incredible Lyndon Blue play a solo set. It was a completely inspiring show that I feel absolutely privileged to have been able to see. 
 
Tell us about the bands or people in the local music community that inspire you
 
Noah Dillon is an absolute king who writes the most incredible lyrics and his band are so tight and talented. Nika Mo blows my mind every time, I am constantly in awe of Alter Boy and Lucy Iffla who inspires me with her musicianship and collaboration skills. I also always look up to my friends Georgia and David from Man Sandal as role models because of the way they conduct themselves with kindness and professionalism.
 
What are your plans for the rest of 2021? 
 
We have plans to release our debut EP this year! And we are also playing at Fresh Produce Festival in August! We are all so very excited.   
 

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Eluera

Featured Artist

2021

3

May

Eluera

Central Coast, NSW

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

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

I started playing acoustic guitar when I was 14 and shortly after started busking around my hometown. I was turning a lot of pop songs into sad folky songs. Then when I started doing sessions around 18-19 it took me a while to figure out exactly what sound I wanted the songs to have as I was listening to heaps of different genres. Eventually we came to the alt-pop production we have now, paired with very lyric forward song writing!

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

Definitely just what ever is going on in my life. I find it really hard to write music when there is nothing uncomfortable happening to me haha. So writing from my life experiences is almost like therapy to me and I love that I can turn my emotions or experiences into songs I love!

What can punters expect from an Eluera live show?

A mix of track and live band, lots of dancing, huge drums, and a few emotional moments chucked in too. 

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

I cannot remember for the life of me who told me this but I think about it all the time. "Always be true to yourself because no one else can give exactly what you have" I find myself comparing myself to other people or artists a lot of the time so this has helped me to be comfortable in myself and confident in my own music as well 

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

'Fred Astaire' by San Cisco!!

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

'Too Late' by The Paper Kites  

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

'Can't Get You Out Of My Head' by Kylie Minogue (THE BEST)

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

The Million at Waywards! One of my first standing gigs back, so fun to dance again!

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

I'm so inspired by all the women doing amazing things in music right now, some of my faves are CXLOE, Shannen James and Eliott, all killing it and making incredible music. As well as my producer Dylan Nash, he is always inspiring me to do better because he is a robot who has been programmed to make the best music you've ever heard and he literally never stops working.

What are your plans for the rest of 2021?

Finish the Sloan Peterson tour and then hopefully do some more shows, release a few more songs and maybe an EP but whoooooo knows! 

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