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PHIA

Live Review: The Aussie BBQ ft. Flyying Colours + Millions + Klo + Tora and more - Hoxton Square, London (17.05.15)


Pictured: Klo

Sunday in London saw the return of The Aussie BBQ - the live initiative of our music export body Sounds Australia. Hundreds of music fans - both locals and expats - came out for the event which saw over twenty Australian artists performing on two stages over ten hours at the Hoxton Bar and Grill in Shoreditch. It was a chance for us to see well established artists like Safia and Remi an become acquainted with some newer talent, some of whom are now based here in the UK.

Photo Gallery: The Aussie BBQ ft. Safia + Saskwatch + Remi + Hein Cooper and more - Hoxton Square, London (17.05.15)

An eclectic mix of over 20 artists from around Australia came together on Sunday in London for a massive day of live music - showcasing the finest in new, emerging and established artists from our region, many of whom were making their London debut at the annual Aussie BBQ event, held at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen on the day after The Great Escape. Among the artists Larry Heath captured on the day were the likes of SAFIA (pictured above), Remi, Saskwatch, Flyying Colours, Hein Cooper, Service Bells and many, many more... check out the full gallery here:

the AU interview: Phia (Berlin) talks life in Europe, crowd funding and the indie scene

Indie songstress Phia has recently launched a Pozible campaign (ends March 16) to support the production of her debut album, mixed by New York's Eli Crews. A captivating combination of kalimba-driven hooks and delightful vocal runs, her music is tough to forget and easy to love. Native to Melbourne but at home in Berlin, Phia's fans are uniting from across the globe to support her campaign and make it blossom.

Single Stream: Phia - "Do You Ever?" (2013)

Melbourne artist Phia has released her new single "Do You Ever", using a blend of beatboxing, vocals and the African instrument kalimba with her loop pedals to create a fun track of alternative-pop. She'll be starting production work on her debut album in November.

Phia - Garden of Youth (2011 EP)

Garden of Youth is the eccentric debut EP from Melbourne-based musician, Sophia Exiner, under the moniker Phia.

A carefully crafted release full of indie-pop goodness that takes many twists and turns, often taking songs in an completely odd yet fascinating direction to what you would normally expect.

The EP’s lead single, ‘Indecision’ is instantly catchy, joyous and slightly peculiar; with the chorus being driven by a strong marching beat on a snare drum.