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CHANCE WATERS

Music Video of the Day: Chance Waters "Break of Dawn" (2015)

One of our absolute favourite artists, Chance Waters, has today released a new piece of music in "Break of Dawn" after more than a year out of the spotlight. Premiering on triple J's Home and Hosed show last night, the song and film clip has dropped today and encompasses everything we love about the Sydneysider. Having spent much of the last year travelling internationally with producer and collaborator One Above, Waters' new track is an uplifting, melodic and not without some of that great rhyme delivery Waters has always had on lock.

Album Review: Mind Over Matter - This Way to Elsewhere (2014 LP)

Highly underrated Sydney hip-hop duo (now a trio) Mind Over Matter have been rapping their hearts out for six years now, always proving clever songwriters and rhythmic rhymers in the process. They have supported the biggest names in Australian hip-hop, yet never seem to have climbed to the level of popularity which hosts acts like Bliss N Eso and Hilltop Hoods. Their latest LP This Way to Elsewhere begs the question of why, serving as a showcase of success long overdue.

Live Review: Chance Waters + Brendan Maclean - Oxford Art Factory (12.04.14)

More than a few eyebrows were raised when Australian emcee Chance Waters announced that the special guest for his "A Transit Officer Beat Up My Brother So I Wrote A Funny Song About Him" tour would be none other than local singer-songwriter and all-round fabulous artist Brendan Maclean. It's a pairing you wouldn't really expect coming from a rapper and a national gay icon, but then again, Chance isn't your typical emcee.

the AU interview: Chance Waters (Sydney) talks "The Ticket Inspector" single, video and tour!

the AU review talks to Chance Waters about his new single "The Ticket Inspector'", the music video, the accompanying tour and we get the latest on his next record and much more...

Single Stream: Chance Waters "The Ticket Inspector" (2014)

Writing a scathing song is the best form of revenge; just ask Eminem or Taylor Swift. Chance Waters has written an up-beat, poppy jam about a ticket inspector who once assaulted his brother for over-riding a $2 ticket.

Chance Waters touring with Brendan Maclean in April.

Chance Waters is touring through April with the equally as talented Brendan Maclean on the 'A Transit Officer Beat Up My Brother So I Wrote a Funny Song About It Tour'. Try saying that five times. The Sydneysiders will be taking some great music about the place, with Waters' forthcoming LP The Ticket Inspector set for release this year and Maclean's enthralling live performance star continuing to rise. Don't miss out on the opportunity to see Waters do his thing and do it well; if you've not seen him yet, you're definitely missing out.

The Smith Street Band, Chance Waters, Remi and more to play the Push Pop Up Stage at Moomba Festival!

Now listen up, all y'all heading to the Moomba Festival next month (if you're not, why not?). There is going to be an excellent lineup of Australian talent performing for FREE on the Push Pop Up Stage - featuring three of the country's best live talents in the Smith Street Band, Chance Waters and Remi, the stage will also be showcasing some great new talent by way of the FReeZA Push Start Band Comp Grand Final. This collaboration is going to provide some awesome opportunities not just for music lovers to see some great artists, but for these new guys to gain some equally as great exposure on the live stage.

Music Video Premiere: Chance Waters Featuring The Griswolds "Bonnie" (2013)

Further setting himself apart from his contemporaries, wordsmith Chance Waters has enlisted indie rockers The Griswolds to put together ‘Bonnie’ – the second offering from his upcoming album, due for release in 2014. The Griswolds bring their penchant for euphoric pop-rock and ground the song with an incredibly addictive hook. Hip hop and indie Tropicana has never been such a perfect couple. Check the one-shot clip above.

ARIA Week Review: Island Records Presents "An Excuse to Get Loose" - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (26.11.13)

Music and madness were in the air during An Excuse To Get Loose, the Island Records ARIA Week showcase. The Oxford Art Factory was dimly lit, the drinks were out, music was blaring and the room was buzzing with anticipation for The Cairos, Chance Waters and Andy Bull to grace the stage with their unique and diverse sounds.

Details announced for ARIA Week 2013!

ARIA Week is returning in November and December this year, in the lead up to the 2013 Aria Awards. The very first ARIA Week was celebrated in 2012, with a week-long program of gigs, showcases, conferences and events taking place in Sydney in celebration of Australian music. It was such a success that Aria Week is now back bigger and better in 2013, with the very best new artists the Australian music scene has to offer.

Tickets are on sale now through Moshtix.com.au

The schedule for ARIA Week is below!

Live Review: Chance Waters + The Griswolds + Oceanics - Alhambra Lounge, Brisbane (04.10.13)

Friday October 4th saw Oceanics, The Griswolds and Chance Waters come to Alhambra Lounge in Brisbane for the last leg of their “More Than Just Friends” Tour.

Photo Gallery: The Griswolds + Chance Waters + Lime Cordiale - Oxford Art Factory (27.09.13)

The Griswolds and Chance Waters combined for a sell out show at the Oxford Art Factory. Supported by Lime Cordiale. Photos by Johnny Au

the AU interview: Chris Whitehall of The Griswolds (Sydney)

Ahead of the first show of their tour with Chance Waters in Melbourne, I gave Chris Whitehall of Sydney's The Griswolds a call to see how they were feeling about the gig, the upcoming shows in Sydney and Brisbane, as well as overseas success and their upcoming trip back over to record!

the AU interview at BIGSOUND: Chance Waters (Sydney)

the AU review sits down with Sydney's rising hip hop star Chance Waters to look back at his incredible year, and look ahead to the future. We talk his collaborations with Patience from The Grates, his eagerly anticipated album and much, much more... and don't miss him DJing at the AU party in Brisbane later tonight!

New Music Video: Chance Waters Feat Patience Hodgson "Looking for Something" (2013)

Chance Waters is taking his tried and true formula of happy-rap with catchy female vocals and turning it up a notch with new single ‘Looking for Something.’ Teamed up with the bubbly Patience Hodgson of The Grates, Chance cruises over a fast-paced, tropical production, painting pictures of contentment to give us a top contender for spring anthem.