5 NSW Artists to Add to Your Playlist

New South Wales is a treasure trove of great new music, from the North Coast to Sydney, from Wollongong to Bathurst, we’ve rounded up five up and coming artists you need to jump on now!



Indie-rock five piece Dande and The Lion have a sound as sweet as their name. The unique vocals of front woman Bianca Weir is what truly sells the band, who’s catchy indie tracks are instantly replay-able. Add these guys to your playlist for a bit of fresh air this summer.

More info about Dande and The Lion can be found here.


When I think of India Sweeney, I think of nights out with friends, twinkling lights and cozy mornings. This is the feeling that the Wollongong singer-songwriter evokes through her effortless pop, the new single “Fly” showcasing her delicate vocals and danceable beats.

More info about India Sweeney can be found here.


If you’ve never heard the self described anarchist-folk-punk-nihilism of Wilson and The Castaways, you’re truly missing out. The Newcastle based 5 piece are known for their energetic live shows and crazy dark (and funny) lyrics, like “I love my fish, but I eat fish at least every second day”. Seriously, check these guys out.

More info on Wilson and The Castaways can be found here.


Based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, alt-rockers Inklines are well aboard the 90s revival train, with an undeniably Aussie sound reminiscent of Silverchair. Their debut single is just a taste of whats to come when they release an EP this summer, so keep your eyes peeled for more Inklines.

More info about Inklines can be found here.


E for Echo are a ambient indie five piece from Sydney who you should definitely be obsessed with. The production on their new single “Let Your Hair Down” is second to none; the catchy single showing the bands’ masterful harmonies. These guys are super polished with a unique sound – so maybe check them out and spread the word.

More info on E for Echo can be found here.


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