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A selection of artists announced to be playing BIGSOUND 2018
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Nooky - Black Future     Hip Hop, Rap, Indigenous, Australian Indigenous 08/08/2018
An unsubtle mix of class and street, Nooky has risen through the ranks on the back of energetic live shows and intricate wordplay, imbued with truth and humour.
NOOKY has come out firing with a chant for the next generation of Black Excellence, with a stand-alone track - BLACK FUTURE. Today, the Bad Apples signee has dropped the explosive song ‘BLACK FUTURE” accompanied by a blistering clip.

The track points to Black Excellence and the opportunities for the rappers Peoples to achieve anything. They are the future.

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The Chats - Do What I Want     Rock, Punk, Garage 10/07/2018
The Chats - Shed Punk straight off The Sunshine Coast
Do What I Want is the latest single from The Chats, released as a 7" record in conjunction of the bands first headline tour of Australia

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Other tracks by The Chats:  Smoko
Georgia Mulligan - The Dark     Folk, Rock, Alternative Country 10/07/2018
Georgia Mulligan is an independent artist from Sydney whose rich voice and thoughtful songwriting take the listener on a journey from introspection to catharsis.
A collision of the feelings of alienation, depression, anger and pure joy that come with being on the cusp of 'adult'-hood.

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Cry Club - Walk Away     Rock, Pop, Punk, Gay Alligned 07/07/2018
Cry Club is a 2 piece band out of Wollongong NSW, merging the worlds of shoegaze and post punk with pop.
A mix of My Bloody Valentine inspired guitars and power pop vocals, Walk Away is a response to the unsympathetic and antagonistic voices that emerged during 2017's plebiscite regarding marriage equality.

Genesis Owusu - Awomen, Amen     Hip Hop, Soul 04/07/2018
Genesis Owusu is a 20-year-old Australian/Ghanian hip-hop artist who also counts poetry and fashion as talents. His 2017 debut EP Cardrive exposed him to a crop of new admirers.
'Awomen, Amen', produced by Simon Marvin and Perrin Moss of grammy-award nominated Hiatus Kaiyote is 'an ode to the female in all of her grace, elegance, nastiness, power, rebellion, boldness and ferocity.'

Clypso - Pop Roll Flow     Electronic, Dance, Pop 03/07/2018
Clypso is a producer & vocalist from Sydney who is turning heads in the Australian music scene with her unique sound.
CLYPSO returns with colourful, dancefloor-ready electro-pop track, ‘Pop Roll Flow’, showcasing her variety in both production and vocal delivery. “CLYPSO is swiftly becoming one of our favourite artists…this super fun, wonky dance cut is a prime example of an artist steering away from what the masses are churning out and doing her own thing.” – Stoney Roads

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Kaiit - OG Luv Kush p.2     Funk/Soul, Soul, Hip Hop 15/06/2018
With honeyed vocals, fierce rhymes and a bold eclectic style to match, 20-year-old Papua New Guinea born / Melbourne based Kaiit is alluring audiences to the sweet sound of soul.
The track brings together lush keys, a buttery bassline and smooth guitar licks that give way to Kaiit’s spine-tingling vocals. The track is a down-tempo, jazz-infused dream that displays Kaiit’s lyrical complexities and brilliant songwriting capabilities.

Kwame - WOW     Hip Hop 13/06/2018
Kwame is a 20-year-old writer, producer and artist who burst into 2018 with summer hip-hop anthem ‘WOW’, earning supports alongside heavyweights Migos, 6lack, Bliss n Eso and Peking Duk.
Kwame views WOW as having two faces. The first face sounds so confident and up-front, it’s kind of like that sense of euphoria you feel when you discover something that needs to be shared. On the other face of WOW is the return of confidence and self worth.

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Kota Banks - Fiorentina feat. Capo Lee     Pop, Chill, Electronic, Hip Hop 08/06/2018
Kota Banks is one of Australia's fastest rising pop acts, lauded for her genre-pushing style effortlessly cool attitude. Bank's singles are laiden with sugar-dipped melodies, infectious hooks and stunning vocals.
The flavoursome track illustrates Bank's lyrical prowess in turning a cheeky song about playing FIFA towards a celebration of her Italian heritage. Infectious hooks glide across addictive staggering beats, and interject vocals from rapper Capo Lee to create a groove-driven track drenched in laidback vibes with a side of attitude.

Other tracks by Kota Banks:  Fiorentina (Italian Version)
Moaning Lisa - Good     Rock 06/06/2018
Moaning Lisa produce restrained, fuzzed-out and life-affirming alternative rock. The four-piece have garnered attention across community radio and Triple J with the recent release of "Carrie (I Want A Girl)".
"Good" is another alt-rock gem, with 90s leanings. Taken from Moaning Lisa's forthcoming EP.

Good Doogs - So Dumb     Rock, Punk, Garage 05/06/2018
A Surf Rock band from WA
“So Dumb” is a track about "making bad decisions without thinking them through or without realising how they’re going to affect other people, and the consequences that come with making those dumb decisions."

TOTTY - Uncomfortable     Rock 01/05/2018
TOTTY, 3 piece band from Wollongong who describe their sound as “Shed Rock” after writing and recording music for their first year as a band in their trusty shed.
"Uncomfortable talks about relationships throughout life whether they are romantic or otherwise... It’s about communication and remembering to always try to listen to people’s feelings and be a nice person."

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Gloria Brancatisano, SYN, Melbourne (VIC)

Imogen Clark - Your Anything At All     Country, Alternative Country, Easy Listening 16/04/2018
In the last few years, Imogen Clark has been touted as one of the most promising emerging singer/songwriters in Australia. Her new album is produced by Mark Lizotte (Diesel).
‘Your Anything At All’ was written as a confident, defiant rebuke to ‘a recently ended, almost relationship.’ Pushing heartbroken subject matter aside, director Jeremy Dylan - collaborator on all of Imogen’s music video releases to date – has delivered an infectious, quirky narrative.

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Other tracks by Imogen Clark:  Collide
Alice Skye - Friends With Feelings     Folk, Indigenous 06/04/2018
Honoured as the inaugural recipient of the ‘First Peoples Emerging Artist Award’ last month, the stage is now set for Alice Skye to release her debut album ‘Friends With Feelings’.
"Friends With Feelings was written after being told by someone to think of my emotions as colours. I’m deeply preoccupied with identity, it’s something that gives me stability - understanding my culture and who I am." Alice Skye


Tape/Off - Day In, Day Out     Rock, Garage, Punk 04/04/2018
(Brisbane, QLD) Tape/Off’s acclaimed debut Chipper was longlist for the AMP award in 2014. They've supported Kurt Vile, Future Of The Left, Violent Soho. Broadcast Park is due July 2018.
Brimming with Tape/Off’s trademark fuzzed-out catchiness, the aggressively chiming guitars and driving rhythms of Day In, Day Out mirror the track’s urgent narrative of social breakdown amidst a backdrop of class division and social apathy. Day In, Day Out – the first taste of their long-awaited second album Broadcast Park.

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Chris Cobcroft, 4ZZZ, Brisbane (QLD)

BUGS - Glue     Rock, Punk, Pop 16/03/2018
BUGS are your fun, rambunctious, and charismatic friends with a carton next door – writing relatable tunes that you can sing along to, but with a depth below the surface.
“Glue” explores the fearful feeling that everything around you is constantly moving forward and changing while you are stuck in the same place, headspace or behaviours.

“Glue” will be available digitally on Friday March 16, as well as exclusively on vinyl through Domestic La La’s 7” singles club.

Slowly Slowly - Alchemy     Rock, Pop 14/03/2018
Slowly Slowly are a heartfelt rock band built on shimmering guitars and vivid story telling. Balancing raw honesty with engaging hooks, Slowly Slowly capture the world around them in full-colour.
“Alchemy” is a feel good, unapologetically happy ode to those times when everything clicks and you’re, quite literally, ‘making gold.

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Eilish Gilligan - s.m.f.y.     Electronic, Pop 01/02/2018
Stunning vocal prowess, powerful & emotive performer who is about to hit the stage with Woodes and a slot on Secret Garden. Has already had two tracks played across JJJ.
S.M.F.Y. is a pop song struck by lightning. Elaborate and bombastic, yet somehow wildly, desperately intimate, this is an entirely new sound for Eilish - but it feels just like home. Produced alongside Japanese Wallpaper and inspired by the elastic production of Bleachers.

Sunscreen - Tide     Rock, Pop, Garage, Retro 01/11/2017
Fronted by the magnetic Sarah Sykes, Sydney four-piece, Sunscreen, are frenetic yet agile, offbeat yet immediate, performing hooky dream-rock and pop that is distinctly their own.
For 'Tide', a collaboration between Sarah Sykes (vox/guitar) and Alexander McDonald (lead guitar), the pair reflect on the all too familiar experience of waking up alone to the sobering light of day after an evening out, and the difficulty of finding meaning as a young person in a big city.

A. Swayze & the Ghosts - Smooth Sailing     Rock, Garage, Pop, Punk 04/10/2017
A. Swayze & the Ghosts are a punk/garage outfit from Hobart Tasmania with a live show that is at all times raw, energetic and enigmatic.
"Smooth Sailing was the title suggested for this track by a friend. Being the thinker that he was, he obviously thought the irony of the title to be comedic, as the subject matter of the song is derived from a time when things were turbulent." - Andrew Swayze


2017 NATIONAL LIVE MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEE: Live Act of the Year (TAS Awards)

MUSIC DIRECTOR PICK: Cameron Durnsford, PBS FM, Melbourne (VIC)