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Queensland Music Awards

The annual Queensland Music Awards celebrate the sunshine state's talented and diverse music community across a number of categories. This year's winners will be announced at a special ceremony in Brisbane on 27th March. Find out more here.

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Tracks

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Some jerks - The Hunter     Rock, Garage, Pop 28/02/2017
Some jerks are a female-led garage/surf rock band from Brisbane, Inspired by girl groups, and garage rock of the 60's, and once quoted as “sounding like Sleater-Kinney covering the Shangri-las”.
The Hunter, is the first single from Strange Ways... A fast paced number that makes you want to go-go down at the beach. It's actually about thinking about revenge, and going as far as a killer stare. So it's a dark theme dressed up as a party anthem.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - ROCK

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Leanne Tennant - Lay Me Down     Folk, Acoustic, Alternative Country 28/02/2017
Leanne Tennant is currently nominated for 3 Qld Music Awards, nominated for Australian Artist of the year (Au Review), Grant McLennan Fellowship & included in the Triple Z Hot 100.
The 3rd single from Red Wine, Late Nights currently nominated for a Qld Music Award. A tune written about having to say goodbye to my beloved pet.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - COUNTRY

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Evol Walks - Tear it Down     Rock, Metal 24/02/2017
Hard, heavy hitting rock and roll fronted by fiery redhead Leah Martin-Brown.
'Tear it Down' was penned out of frustration towards the current, International political climate. The track features frenetic guitar riffs and biting lyrics making it the perfect piece of protest music for the new generation.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - HEAVY

Innessa - Yasen     Folk, World, Ethnic 22/02/2017
Russian folk music roots are clearly influential in her unique style. With dreamy emotional lyrics sung to a mixture of eclectic styles, Innessa is constantly leaving her audience spellbound.
'Yasen' (Ash Tree) - a song Innessa wrote in a Russian
Folk Style. She recorded it in Russian Language to
keep the folkloric vibe in it. It’s about one broken heart,
a lonely person withering away like a tree.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - WORLD

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Other tracks by Innessa:  Dumb and Blind  -  Up and Down
A Breach Of Silence - Falling Away     Metal/Punk, Rock 17/02/2017
Award Winning, Australian Charting Act A Breach Of silence bring powerful music and messages to.
The Track reflects falling away from something because you have had enough. It means you want to make a stand and create solutions to problems. Also about corporate bodies and industries necessarily not telling you the truth but not telling you anything at all.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - HEAVY

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Other tracks by A Breach Of Silence:  Broken  -  secrets
SS.Sebastian - Nightmare of 1984     Folk, Electronic 17/02/2017
SS.Sebastian is the musical project of Brisbane-based singer/sound-maker and multi-instrumentalist, Brett Harris. Equal parts indie and electro-folk, his compositions have been described as gritty, minimal and melancholic.
Based around a repeating and mesmerising organ riff, Nightmare Of 1984 is a slow-building and eerie sounding anthem, a paean to anxiety and apathy, and asks as many questions as it answers before it explodes into a epicly joyous bridge held aloft by voices and drums.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - VIDEO

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Shukura Chapman - One by One     Blues/Roots, Soul, Folk, Easy Listening 29/11/2016
Shukura Chapman is a dynamic Brisbane based singer-songwriter & one-woman band with a powerhouse voice. This soul artist’s rich sound is a melting pot of roots, funk and blues.
One by One is a reminder to pause and breathe deep in amidst mind-clutter and external chaos. It's a reminder to slow down and let your thoughts fall away, one by one.
Shukura wrote One by One (her debut single) and recorded drums, ukulele, vocals and some guitar.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - BLUES / ROOTS

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Amy Shark - Adore     Electronic 16/11/2016
With no label, agent or manager the heat around ‘Adore’ has purely organically grown and grown.
Charts:
- 4th most Shazamed Australian track
- #1 on Spotify Viral Top 50 Chart
- Currently #33 on the Top 100 Shazams (peaked low 20s)
- iTunes #59 currently
- AIR Charts single #5/ Radio #8
- ARIA Australian Artists single #17

2017 APRA MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE - Song of the Year

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - POP, REGIONAL

Kingfisha - The Gold     Reggae/Dub 03/11/2016
Brisbane roof raisers Kingfisha have been laying down weighty reggae and dub, and in the process cementing themselves as Australia’s premier reggae act.
The Gold is about showing up everyday to a job you despise but finding a reason beyond the money to be there. Mateship and commonality despite your differences.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - BLUES / ROOTS

Robbie Miller - Fire     Folk, Electronic 02/11/2016
Robbie Miller is an Indigenous electronic folk artist from Brisbane who has just released his second EP 'Closer to Home'
Playing with the notions of religion, love, lust and sin. ‘Fire’ is about bending your morals, breaking everything you believe in just to find happiness. Being willing to risk absolutely everything just to find a simple connection.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - INDIGENOUS

Tia Gostelow - Vague Utopia     Folk, Pop, Alternative Country, Australian Indigenous 15/10/2016
Tia Gostelow is one of Australian music’s hottest properties after setting the scene alight with her debut single “State Of Art” winning Triple J Unearthed High's Indigenous Initiative.
It is hypnotic, syrup-dipped track exploring “the realisation that the person who you were so in love with isn’t really as great as you thought they were.” “I make sense of life through song. I really live and breathe music - it has to be sincere, from the heart.”

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - FOLK / SINGER SONGWRITER, REGIONAL

Confidence Man - Boyfriend (Repeat)     Electronic, Rock, Dance, Soul 07/10/2016
Four bastard children bring you their street smart music skills, derived from a life spent grafting and crafting. Being confident has never looked sexier, or sounded sharper.
Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat) Boyfriend (Repeat)
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FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - ELECTRONIC / DANCE

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Dubmarine - Solar Flare Fire     Reggae/Dub, Electronic 28/09/2016
Dancehall, Reggae, Dub, DnB
Dub stepping and heavy synth.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - INDIGENOUS, URBAN

Halfway - Three In And Nothing But The Stars     Rock, Country, Blues 16/09/2016
Halfway is an 8 pce band from Brisbane Australia. They have made five critically acclaimed albums. The most recent being "The Golden Halfway Record" 2016
Retaining the bands love of rock, the song is the accumulation of five albums and over a decade together. Full of rich production and layered instruments, the lyrics are ripe with nostalgia and glimmers of adolescence.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - COUNTRY

Other tracks by Halfway:  Welcome Enemy  -  Bret Canham's Leather Jacket
Angharad Drake - Baby     Folk, Pop, Acoustic, Easy Listening 16/09/2016
Indie-folk artist, Angharad Drake is about to make waves in the Australian folk music scene. Hailing from Australia’s Sunshine Coast, the young songwriter is on her way to big things.
“Baby” is an illustrious preview to her upcoming debut full length album. “Baby” has a hauntingly beautiful melody which is paired back with emotive lyrics to create one stunning tune.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - FOLK / SINGER SONGWRITER

MUSIC CO-COORDINATOR PICK: Nick Rodwell, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD)

Sean Foran - Une Fille     Jazz, Classical, Instrumental 02/09/2016
Acclaimed Brisbane pianist/composer Sean Foran moves into deeper lyrical territory with a new group featuring piano, saxophone, guitar, cello and drums evoking sounds of European art music, minimalism, contemporary jazz.
Uptempo, lively and rhythmically intense... this track pushes along with a strong energy throughout. Drums, Guitar, Saxophone and piano all feature, with this highly dynamic and captivating track. Similar to: Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau, E.S.T, Tigran.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - JAZZ

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AYLA - Like the Other Kids     Pop 01/09/2016
Australian singer/songwriter Ayla has achieved incredible things in her short time on the planet.
The song's chugging production is anchored by a pounding drum that takes it from stunning to anthemic, a catalyst for gentle steps forward despite its "dark imagery". Then there's that voice. The smooth, effortless gliding heights. The insouciant depths. 'Like the Other Kids' represents the dawning of a new age.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - POP

The Belligerents - Caroline     Rock, Electronic, Experimental 12/08/2016
After 'Before, I Am', The Belligerents are giving us a new single from forthcoming album 'Science Fiction' titled 'Caroline'. The new single is a new fresh direction for the band.
“Caroline” sits right in the middle of the album. In their own words, it’s “a backwards sort of love song about a person that you know you're never going to be with”. But with The Belligerents, this typical lover’s lament goes places.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - ELECTRONIC / DANCE

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Stephen Goodhew, FBi Radio, Sydney (NSW)

Moreton - The Water     Rock 10/08/2016
Moreton’s music exists in the space where beauty and melancholy collide, creeping like rot on a slowly dying bloom.
The interplay between the serene and the sad in ‘The Water’ is intoxicating – Georgia’s shadowy lyrics delivering sharp stabs to the heart – “I walk to the water / I’m so eager to drink / but with all this weight at my feet I’m a sure thing to sink."

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - FOLK / SINGER SONGWRITER

Miss Pompeii - Haru Haiku     Electronic, Folk 13/07/2016
Miss Pompeii is the newly christened moniker of Claire Whiting (Inland Sea, Arundel), blending a love of electro with her proven track record of folk.
“Haru Haiku” delivers a dense soundscape, one that starts sparse but builds layers of Portishead-influenced echoes – dark and brooding bass providing the cutting edge for the bleeding sarcasm of Claire’s floating vocals.

FINALIST: 2017 QLD MUSIC AWARDS - ELECTRONIC / DANCE