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BIGSOUND 2019


A selection of artists announced to be playing this year's BIGSOUND Music Conference
For the full list of artists, visit https://www.bigsound.org.au/music-festival/artists

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Electric Fields - Vision     Indigenous, Soul 25/06/2019
Electric Fields are an Aboriginal Australian electronic music duo made up of vocalist Zaachariaha Fielding and keyboard player and producer Michael Ross.
Vision (Original performed by Lajamanu Teenage Band)

"I grew up listening to Lajamanu Teenage Band - their music was part of the soundtrack of my childhood." - Zaachariaha

Love Deluxe - Campri & Coke     Electronic 25/06/2019
Enigmatic Australian musician Love Deluxe has released a mouth-watering new single ‘Campari & Coke’, about which he explains “This is a song dedicated to the greatest drink to ever exist”.
Sitting comfortably at a toasty 133BPM, ‘Campari & Coke’ opens up a world of refreshingly new sounds for Love Deluxe. Bongos, live jazz-infused drums and guitars blend with otherworldly synthesizers, building and soaring until the track reaches a key moment; the delectable saxophone solo by Love Deluxe himself.

Miiesha - Black Privilege     Pop, RnB, Soul, Indigenous 21/06/2019
From Woorabinda in Queensland comes a voice ready to be heard. A strong, proud Pitjantjara/Torres Strait Islander woman, Miiesha is using her RnB/Soul laced music to educate and inspire.
“For me it's about people thinking they know me and my people before we’ve met. Thinking we get everything easy, they get their information from someone who isn’t black and then make these decisions that affect us. I’m just asking people to listen to the real stories, that survival ain’t that beautiful, but we as a people are.” - Miiesha

Noah Dillon - DON'T ACT LIKE YOU KNOW ME     Rock, Folk, Pop 21/06/2019
A genre bending mix of singer/songwriter inspirations like Bob Dylan, Courtney Barnett, Modest Mouse and Alex G creating a unique kaleidoscope of songs that'll make you question who you are.
For this track, the band consisting of Noah Dillon (vocals, guitar), Jack Hill (drums), Sam Rocchi (lead guitar), Claudia Genovese (bass) and friend Fraeya Evans helping with backing Vocals, stuck with a winning formula. The song was recorded at Tuna-fish studios in Fremantle with the amazing Broderick Madden-Scott and Ryan Brennan (Phantastic Ferniture) jumping on board for mixing duties.

Gordon Koang - Stand Up (Clap Your Hands)     World 19/06/2019
Gordon Koang is a household name in South Sudan, with 9 incredible albums. Currently seeking asylum in Australia, Gordon spreads a message of peace, love and unity, dancefloor style.
‘Stand Up (Clap Your Hands)’ is a favourite from Koang’s live performances, an invitation to the audience to get up and strut their stuff. He comments on the ‘seriousness’ of music in his adopted country, asking listeners to dance with their loved ones and feel the message of his music; namely - peace, love and unity.

Greta Stanley - Follow Suit     Folk, Rock, Electronic, Pop 19/06/2019
Produced by Mark Myers from The Middle East, 'Follow Suit' is the latest stunner from acclaimed Cairns singer/songwriter Greta Stanley. It will feature on her upcoming EP (due July 26).
SAT JUNE 29 – NECK OF THE WOODS FESTIVAL – TOWNSVILLE
FRI AUG 23 – DARWIN FESTIVAL – DARWIN, NT

Supporting Emma Louise:

FRI 13 SEP - CORNER HOTEL, MELBOURNE
SAT 14 SEP - TANKS ARTS CENTRE, CAIRNS
THU 19 SEP - THE TIVOLI, BRISBANE
FRI 20 SEP - FACTORY THEATRE, SYDNEY
SAT 21 SEP - BYRON BAY BREWERY NSW

SUPEREGO - Caller ID     Hip Hop, Jazz 19/06/2019
SUPEREGO is a collective of producers, rappers, singers and multi-instrumentalists out of Fremantle, WA, who want to push the boundaries of hip-hop in Australia.
'Caller ID speaks to the inner turmoil we face when dealing with feelings of inadequacy, helplessness and self loathing; the results of the dichotomy between the masks we wear, so as not to burden those around us, and our own internal grief.' - SUPEREGO

upsidedownhead - circulate ft. PLGRMS     Electronic, Dance 19/06/2019
sydney-based musician and producer upsidedownhead returns with the release of his brand new single ‘circulate’, an exhilarating and infectious anthem featuring electronic duo PLGRMS.
‘circulate’ is about learning to be ok with letting someone go.

“it's about constantly walking in circles in your mind and trying to keep up with your thoughts about someone. you finally choose to let go and embrace them for who they are, but instead of completely letting go".

Mambali - Yuwani ft. Emily Wurramara     Indigenous, Rock, Australian Indigenous, Dance 13/06/2019
Emerging in force from remote coastal community, Numbulwar in the Northern Territory, Mambali are a young and exciting band brings sounds from the edge of the Gulf Of Carpentaria.
Numbulwar party band Mambali have partnered with Groote Eylandt, now Brisbane-based, singer-songwriter Emily Wurramara to create their new single Yuwani; a modern take on a traditional song delivered with the unique balance of old and new that Mambali have made their own.

Oh Boy - Angels 888 (ft. Cub Sport)     Pop 13/06/2019
With an eye for style and an even stronger conviction for creating moving soundscapes, Oh Boy is quickly becoming one of Australia’s most sought after and talked about producers.
Angels 888 features Cub Sport and was written while Oh Boy was in LA and Cub Sport were in Australia. The song is about raising the earths collective consciousness, with lyrics and vocals by Tim of Cub Sport.

Bad//Dreems - Double Dreaming     Rock 12/06/2019
Bad//Dreems return with Double Dreaming the first offering from their third studio album, due out in October through Farmer and the Owl.
A fevered vision of the end days, an absurd tale of Neil Young’s hearse, Samson and the Lion, identity politics and Celine. It is a fitting introduction to the forthcoming album, with its Devo-esque guitars and frenetic groove. Lyrically the album examines the ridiculousness of the post-truth world as it teeters on the edge of the apocalypse!

Hannah Blackburn - Did You Always Know     Folk, Rock, Pop, Alternative Country 24/05/2019
Hannah Blackburn is a Melbourne based musician, specialising in lyrically-charged folk/soft rock - straightforward and earnest.
Did You Always Know was written in the wake of a breakup. It harnesses the immediate feelings of nostalgia, and captures the inevitable denial which allows us heartbroken suckers to throw reality out the window and forget all bad. As the song goes on, it structurally steps through the acceptance process, however always returns to question 'Did You Always Know'?

Kobie Dee - Jody     Hip Hop, Australian Indigenous 24/05/2019
Kobie Dee is a 21-year-old Gamilaroi artist Sydney’s South, with an innate gift for story-telling & connecting with young people, as he becomes an emerging voice in Australian hip hop.
At just 21-years-old, Kobie Dee has an innate gift for story-telling and in “Jody” he delivers yet another powerful track. Pairing fiercely tight rhymes with a natural flow, the MC’s honest and effortless lyrical talent is strikingly captivating. Guided by a strong but gentle beat, “Jody” puts the singer/songwriter under his own spotlight.

Nancie Schipper - When You Get Home     Folk 24/05/2019
A recent finalist in triple j’s Unearthed High Competition, Nancie Schipper is gaining momentum for her folk-pop melodic hooks and striking songwriting.
Recorded and produced by John Castle (Vance Joy, Thelma Plum, Angie McMahon), 'When You Get Home' is the first single to follow 'Long Fall'.

On the single, Nancie says, "This song is about checking in on all your friends and not letting them deal with things alone"

Seaside - Sycamore     Rock 24/05/2019
Emerging from the sparkling waters of beautiful Byron Bay, Seaside are four friends making indie music with a punchy, dream-pop sound.
"Sycamore" was inspired by a need to persevere through social anxiety and self doubt.

Life can put you in positions that make us uncomfortable, but the ever existing reminder of the Sycamore is that if we give ourselves a little self-love, we can make it through anything.

Cry Club - Two Hearts     Pop 22/05/2019
Having captured fans with their steaming anthemic single, "DFTM", the Wollongong-via-Melbourne noise-pop two-piece, Cry Club return with ‘Two Hearts'.
Guitarist Jonathan Tooke summerises: “‘Two Hearts’ is the closest thing we’ve got to a love song – well, complicated, sucky love.”

Tasman Keith & Stevie Jean - Prey     Hip Hop, Pop, Dance, Australian Indigenous 21/05/2019
Northern Territory singer-songwriter Stevie Jean, and Gumbaynggirr, rapper Tasman Keith have collaborated to create an EP with the undeniable chemistry of two young artists on parallel trajectories.
Northern Territory singer-songwriter Stevie Jean, and Bowraville, now Sydney-based, rapper Tasman Keith have partnered to deliver Prey; a track dripping with attitude, charisma and the undeniable chemistry of two young artists on parallel trajectories.

Together Tasman Keith and Stevie Jean are bringing the sound of regional Australia in 2019 to the world.

Butternut Sweetheart - Bury Me     Electronic, Downbeat, Pop, Psychedelic 17/05/2019
Butternut Sweetheart is the musical project of Sydney based multi-instrumentalist and producer Luke Moseley. Although officially formed in late 2018, Butternut Sweetheart has been percolating below the surface for years.
"Expressing grief is not something that comes naturally to me. “Bury Me” became my way of processing feelings of overwhelming emotional emptiness. My emotional self was buried, and I was ‘looking for a heartbeat’ or ‘any sign of life’. As dark as it is, I’m fairly sure there’s a positive message to be found in the song." - Luke Moseley

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Dregg - Hyperbole     Metal/Punk, Rock 16/05/2019
DREGG are an anomalistic, thought provoking hardcore band hailing from Melbourne, Australia.
Vocalist Christopher Mackertich says that the concept behind the song's lyrics is to "...inspire the nihilists, ease the worries of the pessimists and paint a picture of a perfect existence for the weirdos that don't fit in ... don't waste time dwelling on the inevitable and pursue what is meaningful for you here, right now, in the moment."

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Netti - Blood On MY Sleeves Feat. Disvstxr     Electronic, Metal, Rap, Experimental 16/05/2019
Netti is a trap metal artist from Melbourne who's latest single "Blood On My Sleeves" has been added to Triple J Unearthed Radio
A brash and unapologetic trap metal track