A series on exceptional emerging Australian bands.
Find a new band to love. Curated and written by Imogen Eveson.
EntertainmentThe debut solo album from this Perth singer-songwriter is dark, brooding and melancholic.
EntertainmentThe next-big-thing talks busking, being inspired by miserable weather and how Glasgow is not so far from Wollongong.
EntertainmentPurveyors of the best sad goth party jams around.
EntertainmentHot and fresh from LA, Newcastle’s best band is back in the country.
EntertainmentA festival special, featuring Koi Child, Tash Sultana, Jess Kent and Roland Tings.
EntertainmentAn Aussie in Oakland, making ethereal indie pop.
EntertainmentA festival special, featuring Jagwar Ma, A.B. Original, Gang of Youths and Luca Brasi.
City FileSydney’s favourite fern-loving rock band is throwing us a Christmas party.
EntertainmentThe Sydney post-punk band on channeling anxiety and releasing on cassette.
EntertainmentThe Sydney electronic duo’s new EP – Friends – is a celebration of all their mates.
EntertainmentThe former member of The Middle East brings her solo talents to the fore.
EntertainmentMemphis Kelly talks dark places and dreams of neo-trance-noise-squelch projects in the year 2999.
EntertainmentHere for a good time: Dorsal Fins’ Liam McGorry on embracing the present and appearing on Neighbours.
EntertainmentFriendships wants to get to the grit of you.
EntertainmentMusic for the open road.
EntertainmentFrom sitars and Myspace to the golden age of hip-hop, guitarist-vocalist Luke O'Farrell talks us through the evolution of The Laurels.
EntertainmentWe premiere the eccentric Melbourne band’s new single, Everything (Is You).
EntertainmentWhen your influences include an obscure German folksinger and ’80s power ballad, “Hungry Eyes”.
EntertainmentA band that a Nirvana crowd would dig.
EntertainmentWhat have basketball and microwave meals got to do with a beat tape? Also, what’s a beat tape?
EntertainmentThe Melbourne singer-songwriter talks German folksong, Frank Sinatra and innocence lost.
EntertainmentEighties-inspired music made to make you dance.
Art & DesignHeavy, hypnotic industrial music by way of Brisbane and the movie Hackers.
EntertainmentJune Jones sings of teenage trauma, being trans and intimacy.
EntertainmentThe Melbourne-based, Kiwi-born musician on channeling anxiety and speaking clearly through songwriting.
EntertainmentThe underground stars debunk the myth that there's nowhere to play in Sydney.
EntertainmentFrom Bach to The Cranberries: this Sydney band draws influences from all over.
EntertainmentWe speak to the Melbourne filmmaker-turned-singer-songwriter about writing songs, starting a band and learning to love Leonard Cohen.
EntertainmentThis Sydney-based singer-songwriter is inspired by surf, his mum’s poetry and even doing interviews. We catch him just before his debut headline tour.
EntertainmentWe speak to the Melbourne filmmaker-turned-music-maker about recording on tape and Beyoncé in her backyard.
EntertainmentFrom volcanic eruptions in Papua New Guinea to bush doofs on the NSW north coast, an eclectic set of experiences shapes the music Ngaire Joseph makes today.
EntertainmentInspired by the fuzzy warmth of a cassette tape, golden-oldie melodies and eighties Japanese electronic music, Rainbow Chan is a Sydney one-off.
EntertainmentOn tour with their newest single Helluva Lot, Shining Bird’s latest music comes fresh from the eucalyptus forests of the Blue Mountains.
EntertainmentThe Melbourne singer-songwriter finds beauty in brokenness and inspiration in night flights.
EntertainmentPaces knows how to bring the party.
EntertainmentMelbourne band Camp Cope is on the verge of big things. Lead singer Georgia Maq tells us how their debut album reminds her of her tattoos.
EntertainmentAs the Melbourne brother-sister outfit hits the road again, we speak to lead vocalist Emily Lubitz about the new record and sharing FOMO with her brother on tour.
EntertainmentThe singer-songwriter from the Blue Mountains on lyrics she loves – and discovering the band name Status Quo was already taken.
EntertainmentSimon Lam is the musical force behind some of Melbourne’s best emerging acts. With his solo project, he takes time out to make music that “sounds wrong”.
EntertainmentThe Melbourne musician shares words of wisdom from Brian Eno, inspiration from his 86-year-old grandma, and where he goes to get good laksa.
EntertainmentOne of Adelaide’s most prolific musicians takes root in Melbourne and branches out on her own.
EntertainmentWe speak to the Melbourne musician who turned a broken arm into a body of work.
EntertainmentAustralian-flag-waving psychedelia from a key player in Perth’s prolific and experimental music scene.
EntertainmentSydney band Palms is a “bunch of guys playing rock music as though it still really matters."
EntertainmentA Melbourne band that makes fuzzy, catchy pop songs and really likes soup.
EntertainmentNew music from Jake Meadows, a Sydney musician who brings a contemporary approach to the harp.
EntertainmentThe guys from Melbourne-based Fortunes discuss growing up in New Zealand, home studios and their passion for Korean-Mexican-fusion food.
EntertainmentThe kind of music you want to hear when you’re dancing late at night.
EntertainmentA first listen to the new single from DIET. – one of Melbourne’s newest, shiniest bands.
EntertainmentCatch Mordialloc’s finest at Laneway.
EntertainmentThe new album was made with The Avalanches’ founding member Darren Seltmann, in a Blue Mountains ex-miners church.
EntertainmentHear one of the city's best live bands on Sunday.
EntertainmentGold Class vocalist Adam Curley on writing retreats, summer reading recommendations and where to find the best house white in Melbourne.
EntertainmentWe spoke to City Calm Down’s bassist Jeremy Sonnenberg about perfecting an album, appreciating nature and settling for a support slot on an ‘80s Prince tour.
EntertainmentA meditation on personal tragedy, Playwrite’s debut album shimmers with emotion.
EntertainmentMulti-instrumentalist Jack Colwell tells us how he learned to love summer and would never play piano in front of Tori Amos.
EntertainmentWe speak to Casey Golden about the Australian jazz scene and – from Kendrick Lamar to The Stepkids – the genre’s far-reaching influence on music.
EntertainmentWe speak to ex-Tin Sparrow member Matt Amery about his new solo venture, Allan Smithy, and how he’s really just trying to be The Go-Betweens.
EntertainmentSam Cromack of Ball Park Music’s vacation away from indie rock.
EntertainmentMelbourne’s premier euphoric-pop quartet is back with a new album of high-gloss tunes.
EntertainmentTo celebrate the launch of her debut LP, the classically trained pianist is bringing together like-minded artists for a free night of electronic music and art.
EntertainmentWe speak to the eclectic artist MKO SUN about Aretha Franklin, Japanese fashion and getting in on Björk’s stage-show action.
EntertainmentBrisbanite Airling describes her shift from electro-pop towards R’n’B and playing a fantasy festival in Iceland with Beyoncé.
EntertainmentAhead of its album release, we chat to Melbourne-via-Wagga Wagga band The Ocean Party about songwriting and Year 8 Silverchair covers.
EntertainmentWe talk to Mark Gage of Foreign/National – “the world’s premier dark tropicalia band” by way of Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula – about bossa nova and no-bullshit bars.
EntertainmentBefore she heads to Paris for the Red Bull Music Academy, we catch up with Perth electronic producer KUCKA to talk about found sounds and French cheese.
EntertainmentSinger-songwriter Dustin Tebbutt has travelled from the bushland of New South Wales to Sweden and back again. He creates music as beautiful and expansive as the landscapes he’s called home.
EntertainmentBroadsheet’s new weekly music column highlighting exceptional Australian artists flying just below the radar.
15 Dec 2017