Posts Tagged ‘Queensland’

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Three chords and boredom are a powerful concoction. Just ask Australian “shed rock” trio The Chats, just back off a sell-out UK tour on the back of a full-length debut. The sheer explosion of teenage joy at each live date proves they are more than viral-video sensations (yeah, you love “Smoko” – we all do!) but they are the garage-punk heroes we need right now. Revelling in the mundanity of modern teenage life, The Chats write tongue-in-cheek odes to smoke-breaks, masturbation, online issues and not being told what to do. There is complexity in their simplicity with solid, driven rhythms propelling the garage rock riffs. It’s perfect punk party music.

Sometimes just living life, how you want to live, is a revolutionary act. The Chats live that, and even if they don’t, they don’t care! They are readying a punk classic for 2020.

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Josh Price, Eamon Sandwith, Matt Boggis
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Born out of a makeshift studio in rural Queensland and matured and distilled in Sydney, the group’s debut album could not sound more distant from its geography. Borrowing from a number of French singers and synth-auteurs, Jessica Mincher’s measured crooning and ribbons of shimmering synthesizer would be at home permeating through night clubs across Europe. But entwined with Billy James’ distinctly Western guitar tones that just as easily conjure up chilling night-time desert scenes, they create something incredibly complex. As a result, Some Kind Of Blue is stylized yet effortless; warm yet crystalline. Their lyrics too are atmospheric and evocative; Lynchian and dripping with narrative. Does she love him? Will she be true? With their beautiful-nightmare appeal, it’s no surprise that Noire have played David Lynch’s Parisian Silencio bar.


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Amy Billings, who performs as Amy Shark, is an Australian indie singer-songwriter and producer from the Gold Coast Queensland . She is best known for her 2016 single “Adore”Shark grew up on the Gold Coast and has been active as a musician on You Tube since 2014. In 2016, Shark won Pop Song of the Year for her single “Adore”, released in 2016 in addition to a cover of Silverchair’s “Miss You Love” received significant media attention 

Amy Shark gifts us with a simply beautiful performance of her breakthrough single ‘Adore’.

Amy Shark covers Silverchair ‘Miss You Love’ for Like A Version, Like A Version is a segment on Australian radio station triple j. Every Friday morning a musician or band comes into the studio to play one of their own songs and a cover of a song they love.

Amy Shark brings the feels, covering Silverchair’s 1999 classic ‘Miss You Love’ for triple j’s Like A Version.

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When an artist breaks through despite the added challenge of living in a regional area, you know they’re probably something special. When they do it before their 18th birthday, you know they definitely are.

After nabbing a co management deal with Footstomp Music and Kadence Group in September, up-and-coming Queenslander Singer Songwriter Tia Gostelow is certainly worth watching eagerly, having already claimed a win in the triple j Unearthed High Indigenous initiative in 2016 (for her excellent single State Of Art), and earning a finalist spot in the wider Unearthed High competition.

She’s presently in the throes of her debut headline tour, enjoying some fresh buzz yielded by recent cut Vague Utopia. Freshly graduated from high school, 2017 could be the year that we see Gostelow follow up on those confident first steps and early acclaim to fully prove herself as an artist worth spending your energy and money on.


The first single from Greta Stanley’s debut EP, ‘Bedroom City’. There’s been a lot of buzz around Queensland based singer-songwriter Greta Stanley since she released her EP “Bedroom City” back in May. With a sound that’s reminiscent of Lisa Mitchell or Julia Stone it’s no wonder Stanley is connecting with audiences.

A dash of guitar, a bit of something sweet, a touch of folk, a sprinkle of pop, mixed with captivating vocals and clever lyrics, Hailing from Mena Creek in FNQ, 20 year old Greta Stanley is fresh out of the oven, and one to keep an eye (and ear) out for.

2014 saw the songstress land support gigs for the likes of British India, Kingswood & The Beautiful Girls, to taking out a readers poll vote to play local festival Sunnydayz (The Preatures, Violent Soho, Allday), and after submitting an original song, winning a government funded scholarship to attend BIGSOUND in Brisbane.

Greta has also seen her tracks in rotation on triple J unearthed digital radio and played on Sarah Howell’s Roots’ n’all program. She has recently supported Mahalia Barnes and topped the Balcony TV’s Global rumble charts with a live version of ‘Lakes’ which is one of the tracks from her upcoming EP. After completing a successful crowdfunding campaign the six tracks were recorded at Big Sister Studios with Producer Mark Myers ( The Middle East, Emma Louise, Passenger, The Starry Field) .

With an EP Launch coming up along with more festival appearances, a nation wide publicity campaign, and a tour later in the year – expect big things in 2015 from this enchanting new talent.

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Since Sahara Beck released her first full album, Volume One, in 2011 at the tender age of 15, critics and fans have known that the Queensland-based singer/songwriter was a rising star. Turns out her star was destined to rise pretty quickly, and just last week, Beck took home the People’s Choice Award for Most Popular Female at the Queensland Music Awards. With the current release of her second EP, Bloom, she has further developed the syncopated, sunshine-y style that has been winning over audiences in Queensland and beyond.

A powerful track from Bloom, “Brother Sister,” showcases her acoustic, alt-folk style, with thumping, textural percussion and carefully layered backing vocals. The track centers around a heartfelt, almost haunting tale, proving that Beck has a sense of wisdom and insight far beyond her years, and a natural storytelling gift that she uses to craft earnest pictures of life, death, love and beyond.


The Babe Rainbow from Queensland in Australia, The Babe Rainbow (yes, that is their name) have announced a run tour dates to accompany the release of their new single, “Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest” (yes, that is its name). Following on from the single’s the trio have also been spreading their new video and now they are touring as support to King Gizzard and the Wizard Lizzard.