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GRID Series

GRID (Grass Roots Indie Development) is an artist development program supporting emerging musicians around Australia and strengthening communities through music.

GRID provides musicians from outer suburban areas with one-on-one mentoring with Australia's most successful managers, song development with established songwriters, track production and video content to help artists from under-served communities get the kick start they need to move their career forward

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GRID Series

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Bellamore - You Got It     Pop, R&B 20/09/2019
Bellamore’s music touches on topics so relevant to the youth of today; resilience, emotional struggles, staying positive amongst negativity, family problems, facing your fears and many more.
As sparse rhythmic hand claps and flute synth soars in the opener to Bellamore’s You Got It… you could be forgiven for thinking this is a track from electronic ambient icons Boards of Canada. That is, until her punchy double tracked vocals saunter in. Santigold vocal comparisons aside, Bellamores’ lyrics are particularly timely.

Betr In Black - Love You Later     Hip Hop, R&B, Pop 20/09/2019
Based in Perth, Betr In Black has a loveable laconic, quintessentially Australian, and at times self deprecating approach to free styling.
Better In Black has a loveable laconic, quintessentially Australian, and at times self-deprecating approach to free styling. Its softness is endearing and his vocal gymnastics manage to move into surprisingly athletic territory - all the while in keeping with the lackadaisical vibe, guitar licks almost sounding like a ukulele and the drummer using flam to great effect.

Flewnt - Children of the Files     Hip Hop, R&B 20/09/2019
Flewent is a Koreng Noongar rapper from the South WA.
The bent loop of the synth opening in Children of The Files and subsequent trap beat is an appropriate platform for Flewnt - a truly formidable freestyling force. Files tell a story about the first generation of Noongah people to thrive after the stolen generation. It’s a poignant exploration of grief and renewal.

Tina Muzondo - Midnight     Pop, Soul 20/09/2019
Tina Muzondo is a Zimbabwean born songstress with big dreams and butter smooth vocals. Tina was raised in a gospel centric household.
Tina Muzondo’s vocals have a delicious husky quality, there’s an air of Betty Davis in there, but in a totally re-envisioned way. Midnight takes us back to that sweet spot in the 90’s, when the summertime R&B groove had integrity and held all the sweetest elements of soul vocals and locked- in- the- pocket rhythms.

Chong Ali - Laughing Buddha     Hip Hop 10/07/2019
Chong Ali is a Vietnamese Australian Rapper from Brisbane. Playing stages including Bigsound, Woodford Folk Festival ‘Stylin’ Up Festival’ and ‘BrisAsia’, Chong has earnt the reputation as a dynamic lMC
There’s a satiating richness to every element of Laughing Buddha, with instrumentation morphing through traditional Vietnamese folk song samples to staccato synths, crisp production and Ali’s unmistakable left hook verbal delivery. Swelling bass makes for a dark as batman mix, while he literally roars across the top of it, somehow without sounding forced.

Jade Not Jane - Nothing Like This Feeling     Pop 10/07/2019
Introducing Jade Not Jane, a Brisbane based songwriter who combines intimate story telling with unforgettable melodies and vocal.
As the first bar opens, an unassuming acoustic guitar wedges through deep drums and leads to a crescendo you don’t quite expect to whack you with so much gusto from the outset. Jade has the kind of triumphantly crystal clear voice that demands your attention, the perfect foil to her drop of the beat and gorgeous hand click reverb.

Katherine Waria - Love Isn't     Indigenous, Australian Indigenous, Pop 10/07/2019
A proud Woppaburra and Badu Island woman, Katherine Waria is a singer songwriter whose eclectic pop sound is anchored in RnB, Soul and intimate story telling.
Love Isn’t is a succinct and striking composition from proud Woppaburra and Badu Island vocalist Katherine Waria. Voice modulation and poppy playful electronic drums edge Love Isn’t into a beautifully balanced arrangement, which unashamedly nods to muses like Ashanti and Tynisha Kelly.

Syrup - Collision Course     Pop, Britpop, Experimental, Psychedelic 10/07/2019
Syrup is a Brisbane duo comprising multi instrumentalist Harry Pratt and vocalist/guitarist Henry Anderson. Drawing from artists like The Cure and Talking Heads, Syrup's sound is both fresh and nostalgic.
Such is the perfect balance they strike that it’s also delightfully difficult to pigeonhole their sound. Harry Pratt’s warped out synths coupled with Harry Anderson’s vocals, which are reminiscent of Elbow’s Guy Garvey, lift Collisions Course straight into serious pop-hook territory.Anderson’s vocals ground Pratt’s synth mastery, deeply embedding the two in a luminescent melodic foundation.

Chris Neto - Bitter Beer, Sweet Wine     Folk, Psychedelic, Alternative Country 12/06/2019
Compared to Tim Buckley, but with enough restraint to conjure shades of Cohen and Marlon Williams, Neto invites you in to a world of drizzly wonderment and dark, urban beauty
Spoftly spoken word qives way to croony torment in the first few seconds of Bitter Beer and Sweet Wine. Neto has an unusual stream of consciousness lyrical flow that he uses to great effect ; his vocals whinnying and soaring like a tormented Tim Buckley but with enough restraint here to even conjure shades of Cohen and Marlon Williams.

Clarissa Mei - Woman     Funk/Soul, RnB, Pop 12/06/2019
Clarissa Mei is a 22 year old songwriter and producer, born and raised in Western Sydney. Clarissa has debuted her new sound at The Plot Festival and Secret Garden Festival
Clarissa’s Woman opens with a spicily defiant criticism of the patriarchy. “A man’s world is what we’re living in .... Who do you think you are to make me feel lesser than you?!” . Clarissa has a staunch vocal depth and strength. Her phrasing is a focus point. It’s effortless and commanding on Woman.

hygge - Blind Faith     Pop, Electronic, Gay Alligned 12/06/2019
hygge is a Sydney-based duo comprising of Kris, a singer-songwriter and Lem, a multi-instrumentalist producer, who share a vision of music as honest and raw creative expression
Hygge’s debut release Blind Faith is pure pop glory, reminiscent of deliciously effeminate trailblazers Ricky Lee Jones and Belinda Carlisle. Hygge’s vocals are replete with velvety harmonies and perfectly understated synth; a combination that works to great effect when a surprisingly sparse EDM rhythm section kicks in and completes the package.

Srisha - Euphoria     Hip Hop, Soul, Electronic 12/06/2019
Emerging hip-hop queen, Srisha spits fire and fury, challenging systemic issues in society
Starting as a delicatly, embracing the ambient lull of droning tampura, synth and tabla, heralds the punch of dirty guitars and a formidable rhythm section that hooks firmly into the pocket. Droning sitar on Srisha’s debut single Euphoria draw memories of Talib Kweli and electronic heavyweights Fourtet before shattering the reverie and soars flawlessly into a formidable freestyling talent.