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Sunfruits
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Artist

Sunfruits

Indie, Pop, Rock (Psych, sunpop, 60s pop, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Program
New

Artist

Program

Indie, Pop, Punk, Rock (melbourne aus punk rock, aussie pop, Aussie rock, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

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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Body Type
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Artist

Body Type

Indie, Pop, Rock

Sydney, NSW

Mini Skirt
New

Artist

Mini Skirt

Indie, Punk, Rock (Punk, Pub Rock, Aussie Punk)

North Coast, NSW

Debbies

Featured Artist

2019

23

Sep

Debbies

( )

Illawarra, NSW

This week on triple j Unearthed we're Featuring Jervis Bay, Unearthed High finalists and this year's Yours & Owls comp winners, Debbies!

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Tell us about your music and how did you dvelop you're sound?

We like to think our sound is bright and jangly and sorts of stuff like that. We developed it from drawing heaps of inspiration from artists that could make big sounds such as DZ Deathrays and Violent Soho but then we really frothed the energy and pace of Skegss sides of things so we draw from heaps of stuff. Our greatest source of inspiration in making music has to be just going out and experiencing everything we do together but with a song wrtitng lens on. It’s pretty funny going to parties with each other then by the end of the night having a new song that we have wrote about the stuff we’ve liked about it and stuff we’ve hated. Also we love drawing in the area of Jervis Bay to our inspiration cause it adds a bit of sentiment to it which is sick. If you're expecting a ‘all went to plan’ performance then you're very wrong, we have so many problems and stuff ups but the crowd seems to love it but the energy is always present haha. Definetely a more pissed crowd and a more pissed Debbies is a funner show thats for sure haha.

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

Best advice we have gotten is probably from Robbo’s dad, something like “don't let your heads get big” kinda reminds you not to take it too seriously and that we just love making music for how much fun we have.

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

Definitely 'Down Under' by Men at Work, gotta put on a song that's going to keep the dance floor pumping let's be honest. 

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

'My Happiness' by Powderfinger definitely gets us in the feels. Ever since music classes in Year 8 we have frothed it and always chuck it on, I reckon you could get someone to cry from it easily.

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

Last local gig we went to was at the Husky Community hall, it rarely has any gigs on but this local punk band Rat Coffin was playing and we still look up to them heaps. It’s sick to see how the older guys do it and take ideas for our own shows its punk as. We really want to pack that place out one day, it would mean alot to us. 

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

There’s only really one band that inspired us to kind of kick off our push for a music scene in the Jervis Bay area and that was Rat Coffin. We went to a gig before we were even Debbies and they just made Robbo and I get so keen to record and start playing shows.

What are your plans for 2019?

For the last end of 2019 we just want to enjoy it, we are finishing up school at the moment then getting right into it at Yours & Owls festival then jumping on the Surf Trash ‘Friends’ tour on the Melbourne and Sydney leg. Hopefully a new single lies on the horizon before the end of the year, which we will then dig into our first EP for hopefully early-mid 2020!

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Husband Wants a Wife
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Artist

Husband Wants a Wife

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

Illawarra, NSW

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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The Gurdies
New

Artist

The Gurdies

Punk, Rock (the gurdies)

Gippsland, VIC

Space Boys
New

Artist

Space Boys

Punk, Rock (Punk, alternative, noise, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Good Lekker
New

Artist

Good Lekker

Indie, Pop (Gong, Lekker, schmick, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Maddy Jane
New

Artist

Maddy Jane

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

Hobart, TAS

Port Royal
New

Artist

Port Royal

Indie, Pop, Rock (#indierock, #altrock #poprock)

Brisbane, QLD

The Water Runners
New

Artist

The Water Runners

Indie, Roots (bluegrass, folk, original, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Boing Boing
New

Artist

Boing Boing

Rock (cosmic australiana)

Far North, QLD

The VANNS
New

Artist

The VANNS

Indie, Rock (indie rock, Alt-Rock)

Illawarra, NSW

Wavevom
New

Artist

Crocodylus
New

Artist

Crocodylus

Indie, Rock (Garage Rock, sydney, northern beaches)

Sydney, NSW

BEC SANDRIDGE
New

Artist

BEC SANDRIDGE

Indie, Pop, Rock ("Girl pop")

Sydney, NSW

The Pinheads
New

Artist

The Pinheads

Punk, Rock

Sydney, NSW

OK Hotel
New

Artist

Pirra
New

Artist

Pirra

Dance, Indie, Pop (Indie, Pop, Electro)

Sydney, NSW

PINCH POINTS
New

Artist

PINCH POINTS

Punk, Rock (Post-Punk, Punk, Melbourne, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Flight To Dubai
New

Artist

Flight To Dubai

Punk, Rock (Post-Punk, Rock and Roll)

Sydney, NSW

Johnny Hunter

Featured Artist

2020

15

Apr

Johnny Hunter

( )

Sydney, NSW

This week on triple j Unearthed we're featuring Johnny Hunter!

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

We took the classic sounds that we grew up with and modernised it to fit the ideas of the high energy live show to bring the character of Johnny Hunter to life.  

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

EVERYTHING!

What can punters expect from a Johnny Hunter live show?

Blood sweat and tears.

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

From reading the memoires David Bowie, I came to this conclusion: Look and Listen to EVERYTHING and step outside your comfort zone. Your inspiration doesn’t have to just come from music it can come from reading books, watching film, viewing art, photography or architecture

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

'The Piss, The Perfume' by Hayley Mary.

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

'Higgs Boson Blues' by Nick Cave.

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

'Love at first sight' by Kylie Minogue. A stunning classic, a must in any DJ set and if you are a DJ and that song is not in your set then you’re no DJ to me.

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

Teen Jesus and The Jean Teasers. Wonderful gig, lovely bunch of people. The Jesus Teens really know how to nail a harmony and get a crowd moving. 

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

100, The buoys, egoism, Georgia June, Baby Beef, Moody Beach and Mac the Knife are all pillars of the local Sydney music scene and modern pioneers of heart stopping live performances. I’ve recently had the pleasure of writing with Jack Moffitt from The Preature’s and he’s someone I can exchange great music and ideas with. A real all-round class act.

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Slinky Red
New

Artist

Slinky Red

Indie, Rock (wollongong, surf, country, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

DROVES
New

Artist

DROVES

Electronic, Punk (post punk, new wave, 80s, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Synthetic Love Machine
New

Artist

Synthetic Love Machine

Indie, Pop, Rock

Illawarra, NSW

STIFF RICHARDS
New

Artist

STIFF RICHARDS

Punk, Rock (Punk, Melbourne, Garage, ...)

Melbourne, VIC

Fox Foot
New

Artist

Fox Foot

Indie (#Alternative, #indie, #electronic, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Dr Sure's Unusual Practice
New

Artist

Dr Sure's Unusual Practice

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

Melbourne, VIC

Buddy Dingo
New

Artist

Buddy Dingo

Indie, Roots (#suburban, #small town, #australiana)

Riverina, NSW

HOON
New

Artist

HOON

Punk, Rock (hoon, nature, boy, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

SCABZ

Featured Artist

2019

28

Oct

SCABZ

Sydney, NSW

This week on triple j Uneathed we're Featuring Newtown punks, SCABZ.

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

We describe our music as punk or pub rock, but I also try really hard to not sound the same as other bands that write punk/pub rock. I'd been singing in lots of other bands before SCABZ and always put on an American accent, I grew up singing musical theater and Jazz so it kinda came out that way when I started writing music. When we started SCABZ I made a conscious decision to break out of old singing habits and write more honest  music.

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

At the moment the feeling of impeding doom, and the cloud of anger that follows me around due to the systemic inequalities and injustices our most vulnerable face at the hands of the Australian Government. You know just gal stuff.

What can punters expect from a SCABZ live show?

Fun. A couple of yarns, a good dance, possibly a rousing rendition of Solidarity Forever depending on where the night takes us.

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

Don't take to much advice.

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

Depends on why they're crying? But lets stick with one band, if they're crying cause of some sort of relationship/family things Etereal Whoosing by Good Boy and if they're crying cause they're getting kicked out of their house or fired or cut off from cenno probably 'Poverty Line' by Good Boy.

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

Jen Cloher - Strong Woman

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

Yothu Yindi - Treaty

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

I work in a bar/live music venue so I get to see gigs all the time which is mad, TFS played last week and their Divynlys cover rel got me.

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

Sydney's coming good now in a big way, but obviously putting on shows got a bit trick there for a bit. So I gues it's all the promoters/bookers and venues that went out on a limb to create a new scene for bands to thrive in Sydney.

 

What are your plans for the rest of 2019?

Tour with Picket Palace for Feel Good Summer will see us through till December, then we're gonna release another song for ya!

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2mums
New

Artist

2mums

Indie, Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock (#South Coast NSW, Batemans bay, Far South Coast)

South East NSW, NSW

The Shang
New

Artist

The Shang

Rock (Shang, Psych, Rock, ...)

Sydney, NSW

Rhysics
New

Artist

LEFT SIDE FILTER
New

Artist

LEFT SIDE FILTER

Indie, Punk, Rock (left side filter, wollongong, Rock, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

General Knowledge
New

Artist

General Knowledge

Punk, Rock

Illawarra, NSW

Year6Disco
New

Artist

Year6Disco

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Metal, Pop, Punk, Rock, Roots (Punk, noise, Noise punk, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

SAM ALLEN
New

Artist

SAM ALLEN

Indie, Rock (#Alternative #rock)

Illawarra, NSW

TEX
New

Artist

TEX

Rock

Illawarra, NSW

GOSH
New

Artist

GOSH

Indie, Pop, Rock (Gosh)

Illawarra, NSW

Boy Lichtenstein
New

Artist

Boy Lichtenstein

Indie, Pop, Rock

Illawarra, NSW

YEN STRANGE
New

Artist

YEN STRANGE

Dance, Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop (! #new #australian #electronic #dance #synth #EBM)

Illawarra, NSW

Dribs
New

Artist

Dribs

Rock (Fuzz, surf, Garage, ...)

Illawarra, NSW

Pacific Avenue
New

Artist

Pacific Avenue

Indie, Rock ("Alternative "Alternative rock)

Illawarra, NSW