From Melbourne, Australia, Beaches are Antonia Sellbach (Love of Diagrams) on guitar and vocals, Alison Bolger (Panel of Judges) on guitar and vocals, Ali McCann on guitar and vocals, Gill Tucker (Spider Vomit) on bass and vocals and Karla Way on drums and vocals. Their debut, self-titled album, released in November 2008, 'reflects the shared musical loves of Beaches, from 1960s hit parades to 1970s psychedelia, shoegaze to prog, southern boogie to krautrock.'
Andy Bull is a 23 year old singer-songwriter hailing from Sydney, Australia who developed his love of music whilst growing up with his father who was a collector of keyboards on his travels, and had a keen interest in playing the piano. It wasn’t long until Andy himself developed this interest in the piano, and soon surpassed his father’s abilities. As a new artist on the music scene in Sydney, his unique and “retro” lyrical style caught the eye of producer Tony Buchen in 2004.
Heralded by many throughout the scene as Australian hip hops next big thing, Spit Syndicate, comprised of MCs Just Enuf and Nick Lupi, have garnered a wealth of hype in recent months. The Sydney duos brand new promotional mixtape, The Futures Bright, showcases the reason for this, presenting a refreshing, high-quality and truly promising collection of music which is sure to only accelerate the buzz.
Harley Webster (born 1981), better known as Phrase is an Australian hip hop MC, originating from Melbourne, Victoria. Growing up in the suburbs of Melbourne, Phrase
Drapht is a solo hip-hop Emcee from Perth, Western Australia. Drapht (born Paul Ridge) is from Perth, Australia. His father, Gary Ridge, a jazz drummer, introduced Drapht to music at a very young age. Paul had his first taste of hip hop at the age of eight. The name Drapht is based on a Swan Brewery beer, Swan Draught, which was displayed on a watch that his father brought home when he was 13 or 14.
Clare Bowditch is a a critically acclaimed, ARIA award-winning singer from Melbourne, Victoria. She came to prominence in 2005 with the release of her second album "What Was Left", which received excellent critical reviews, high rotation airplay on radio station Triple J and moderate commercial success. Her sweet folk-pop style has been compared to that of Cat Power and Beth Orton. Visit the Clare Bowditch website or her Myspace profile.
Jordan and Ben first became mates when their mutual passion, in exploring and writing new music, yearned to be shared. When not playing and writing, they were raiding their father’s album collections for inspiration and direction. With the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Crosby Stills Nash and Young, Crowded House and Simon and Garfunkel they were in good stead for the future. Also drawing from contemporary artists such as Fleet Foxes, Angus Stone & Bon Iver they have developed a great, fresh sound.
Formed in Adelaide, South Australia in 2004. The Audreys play alternative folk music. They have released three records, one in 2006 called Between Last Night and Us, another in 2008 called When The Flood Comes, and in 2010 Sometimes The Stars. Their first two records won the ARIA Award for Best Blues and Roots Album. After their debut album, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Taasha Coates says it took her and fellow songwriter/guitarist Tristan Goodall an age to get back to writing:
Three piece Metal band from Melbourne Australia. In 1999 they released their EP "Finally" in 2001. They have toured with Stone Sour, Machine Head, Mayhem and Destruction. Performed at Metal for the Brain and have appeared on JTV and Triple J's Full Metal Racket. Their debut album "The Meaning Unseen", released in 2005, was mixed by the famed and respected Fredrik Nordstrom in Sweden. Their melodic death metal style is a mix of the US and Gothenburg sounds with some clean vocals and both chugging riffs and the melodic riffs with good hooks.