Brisbane's Little Odessa started as the resident band at a burlesque night and have quickly graduated to a band with multiple singles on Triple J, including the infectious track 'All Night', not to mention electrifying live shows that have made them a buzzworthy act on the Australian live music scene. A number of high-profile support gigs for the likes of Glass Towers, Velociraptor, The Delta Riggs, The Cairos and Hungry Kids Of Hungary also saw the band reach a wider audience. The future's looking bright for the young indie rockers with the recent release of their latest track, 'It's About Time' receiving high praise from across the blogosphere as well as the announcement of their East Coast tour kicking off early next month. For more info and gig dates head to their Facebook page.
With his solo album coming out later this year, Central Coast musician and Jinja Safari co-frontman, Pepa Knight has just released his debut single 'Rahh!' – an indie-pop jam taken from a collection of songs written and recorded on his travels to India between 2011 and 2013. Blending expansive world music elements with pop-influenced songwriting, the single portrays Pepa’s uniquely soulful and affecting variety of dream-pop. A majority of the samples were collected by the multi-instrumentalist while living in-and-around the Himalayas, Amritsar’s Golden Temple, Gandhi's hometown Ahmedabad, and the many cities of Rajasthan. We recommend heading over to Pepa's Soundcloud to have a listen.
With a voice that sounds like the love child of Julia Stone and Lisa Mitchell, Brisbane's Meredith Barker is one mighty talented twenty-three year old. With her debut EP on the way, Meredith has given us a taste of things to come with the release of her first single and video 'Darkness'. Saturated in layers of dreamy vocal harmonies and folky guitar sounds, 'Darkness' is a feminine and enchanting tune worth listening to over and over. The video was directed by Brisbane's Danny McShane who has perfectly captured the essence of the music, with moving imagery and stunning scenery coming together for an ideal visual for the song. For more info about Meredith head to her Facebook or Unearthed profile.
The John Steel Singers are a six piece band hailing from Brisbane, Australia. In 2008 the boys were crowned Triple J's Unearthed Artist of the Year and have since gone on to release two albums and tour nationally. This year The John Steel Singers are back with new summer groove 'MJ's On Fire Again' and a trippy ass video - taken from sophomore LP 'Everything's A Thread'. This bass-funk marvel lands just ahead of The John Steel Singers' co-headlined Boys Gone Wild Tour with fellow Brisbane-based reveler Jeremy Neale. For tour dates and ticket info check out the Facebook event here.
Bree De Rome is a sassy, sweet and charming young singer and songwriter from the the Gold Coast, Australia. The indie-pop cowgirl’s recently released debut EP ‘Bag of Bones’ was recorded with the lads from Deep Sea Arcade and features co-writes with artists Sally Seltmann, Adrian Deutsch and Bryan Estapa. 'Bag of Bones' is a catchy EP branching from surf rock to sweet 60s girl pop to 50s rock’n’roll to country in only 5 tracks. To find out more about Bree, head to her website.
Ariela Jacobs is a ridiculously adorable singer/songwriter from Melbourne, Australia. Combining sweeping vocal melodies with humble and spacious instrumental undertones, Ariela creates beautifully haunting music that resonates with honesty and passion. Despite being a relatively new to he scene, Ariela has shared the stage with the likes of Dustin Tebbutt, Ella Hooper and Ngaiire and has already enjoyed radio spins from the likes of Triple J Unearthed and FBi radio. Ariela's debut single 'The Sound', is out now and available for purchase on iTunes here.
It's not that often that you listen to a song for the first time and fall in love straight away, but Perth's redheaded songstress Anna O has wooed us with her catchy new single, 'Sleepless'. With an instant hook and a notable melody, Anna's bold vocals draw you in and leave you singing the song long after its end. Anna's debut EP, 'When The Winter Came' is set for release next month, ahead of her launch gig at Four5Nine Bar in North Perth on March 22nd. You can download 'Sleepless' for free at Triple J Unearthed and tickets for the EP launch are available now through oztix.com.au
Georgia Fair are a Melbourne based folk duo formed in 2006 by Jordan Wilson and Ben Riley. Since releasing their debut album in 2011, the boys have gone on to tour with the likes of Boy & Bear, The Paper Kites, The Panics as well as Lisa Mitchell. Georgia Fair recently released their second album 'Trapped Flame', an infectious record full of raw vocals, mesmerising riffs and gleaming harmonies that we just can't get enough of. Our favourite tracks from the album include 'Are We Not Alive' and 'Love Free Me'. You can get yourself a copy of 'Trapped Flame' via iTunes here or stream it online via Spotify.
Melbourne vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Hamish Anderson is our latest indie discovery and we're pretty sure you guys are going to dig this talented chap, because we sure do! Hamish has just announced the release of his new single, Winter - a hauntingly beautiful ballad that shows elegant restraint and maturity well beyond Hamish’s youthful twenty-two years. With a tender melody and pretty folk guitar gently driving the song, it was Hamish's raw vocal delivery that really caught our attention. Winter will be avaliable on iTunes on December 6th but for the meantime you can have a listen to it here. We also suggest checking out the full EP here.
Brisbane's indie-folk duo, The Phoncurves have captured our hearts and minds with their beautifully layered vocals and dreamy lyrics. After supporting some of the country's biggest acts including Josh Pyke, Thelma Plum, Patrick James, ASTA and Paper Kites, the two-piece are thrilled to announce the release of their brand new single 'Heartstrings'. The swoon-worthy tune is the first single from their second EP, which is set to be released in early 2014. The girls will also be taking their live show to the streets in early December with a three date tour, heading to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane. You can find tour info and dates here.