ARTISTS

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San Cisco

San Cisco are a four-piece indie pop group hailing from Fremantle, Western Australia. Initially whipped up in the wake of high school graduation, the foursome soon found themselves unwittingly defining hipster culture with the video for their breakout hit "Awkward."

Fast forward to 2015 where San Cisco delivered their sophomore album Gracetown which debuted at #2 on the ARIA charts showcasing a new sound for the band -- a more worldly approach to life; exploring the tyranny of love, displacement, homesickness, heartache and heartbreak, via disco, funk, soul and hip-hop undertones.

 

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Spacey Jane

For relatively new kids on the block, the four piece from Fremantle have had a very impactful start, clocking up over 40million streams and garnering huge support from industry and fans alike. In 2019, Spacey Jane nabbed a J Award Unearthed Artist of the Year nomination and undertook three completely sold out tours of Australia, with the most recent run taking in New Zealand. Over the last 18 months, festivals have been pounding on their door too, with Spacies taking to the stage at Falls Festival, Splendour in the Grass, Yours and Owls, BIGSOUND and Wave Rock Weekender. They started 2020 with a bang - January saw “Good For You” voted #80 in triple j’s highly coveted Hottest 100 countdown. February saw them join the likes of The1975 and Charlie XCX on the Laneway Festival national tour. Their “Skin” single tour was cut short due to the pandemic, but that didn’t stop the band releasing their debut full length album Sunlightin June, which reached #2 on the ARIA album charts. As restrictions eased in WA, the band packed the touring van for the Back on the Road regional tour and Wave Rock Weekender, as one of the headline artists. In November, Sunlight received a nominated for a J Award for Album of the Year for Sunlight, a mean feat to jump from an Unearthed nomination to this accolade within the course of a year! Onwards and upwards for Spacey Jane. Spacey Jane are;

Caleb Harper: vocals, guitar Ashton Le Cornu: guitar

Peppa Lane: bass, vocals Kieran Lama: drums

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Ruby Fields

Ruby Fields has had a highly decorated ascent since her track “Dinosaurs” came in at #9 on the world’s biggest public voted music poll.

 

Two years after earning her well-deserved place in the triple j Hottest 100 in 2018, her fanbase only continued to grow. The same track, with all its blistering guitars and earworm hooks, placed at #84 in the Hottest 100 of the decade – an incredible feat for an artist who only uploaded her debut hit “I Want” to triple j Unearthed in 2017.

 

“Dinosaurs” has now amassed over 12 million streams across streaming platforms. The EP it’s lifted from, 2019’s Permanent Hermit EP, has clocked over 15.1 million plays on Spotify.

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WAAX

Brisbane quintet Waax have been making lots of compelling noise of late. Signing with Australian indie heavyweight Dew Process and featuring heavily on the nation’s airwaves they’ve been winning hearts and selling out national tours in the process.  Supporting the likes of big time internationals Wolf Alice, Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro, the band have also been making sizable waves on the festival circuit with standout sets at Splendour In The Grass, Falls Festival, Good Things and Unify Gathering, not to mention a growing collection of local music awards and it’s clear to see the band’s trajectory is on a stratospheric rise.

 

Big Grief, the debut album for the band debut at 11 on the ARIA charts and was heralded by critics

 

Though the visceral nature on which the band’s reputation has been forged is never far from the surface, a different type of weight hangs on the bones of this amazing collection of songs. 

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BENNY WALKER

Yorta Yorta singer/songwriter Benny Walker is the real deal. His love songs and epic tales are mixed with passion for people, the land, summer vibes and deep grooves that reach the soul.

Capturing hearts with darker tracks reflecting a shadowy side such as those on album Through the Forest through to upbeat songs such as Summer Sun Benny’s killer voice and songwriting talents have impressed audiences far & wide. Nominated for 4 NIMA awards in 2016 > New Talent of the Year, Best Song, Best Cover art and Best film clip for Oh No You Don’t a song that shot to No.1 on the AMRAP chart was soon followed by another No.1 with the heart wrenching single SAVE. Both songs were the beginnings of a new direction for Benny and were produced by [ARIA Award winning] Jan Skubiszewski .  2016 closed on a winning streak when Benny took home the gong for Best Aboriginal Act at The Age Music Victoria Music Awards 2016 last November.

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Taylah King

Australian singer/songwriter Taylah King has recently emerged on the Melbourne music scene, experimenting with explosive performances involving live looping and showcasing her non-confinement to genre and style. Her upbringing in Deniliquin is responsible for her country and rock influences, thanks to the town’s renowned country music festival - the Deni Ute Muster.  With her interest in established female musicians including SZA, Tash Sultana, Mallrat and Lennon Stella, Taylah has developed a unique sound that blends acoustic soul with RnB infused pop beats. Writing from personal experience, King delves into feminist issues and implores the nature of one’s mental state (following through the ‘good and bad’). She is currently studying her Bachelor of Music in Melbourne at Australian Institute of Music.

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