Tasmania is known for a few things: it’s history, it’s wilderness and it’s music. Tasmanian musicians have unique experiences, from small towns to big cities; from sunny beaches to dreary farms. We’ve found five of the most interest Tasmanian artists you should all be listening to before they make it big on the mainland.
Launceston based singer songwriter Denni Sulzberger has spent the last few years making her mark on the Launceston music scene. Pairing elements of blues and indie pop with an angelic voice, Denni Sulzberger tells vivid stories through emotional lyrics. Armed with only a guitar and vocals, a Denni Sulzberger performance is a captivating experience.
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Launceston five piece Bansheeland was born from the 2012 election night, when a disappointed Mary Shannon enlisted her sister who at the time, “couldn’t even play bass”. Bansheeland brings together catchy guitar riffs and sleek harmonies to create a uniquely Tasmanian sound: surf-pop meets melancholic lyrics.
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Hobart born and raised Seth Henderson attributes breaking his leg as the catalyst for his music career. Suffering from depression and overweight, it took being crutch bound for a year to shake Seth from his depression, and his subsequent indie-folk sound emerged. If you’re in-the-know about the Hobart music scene you’ve no doubt heard his name, but for those unaware: Seth Henderson is one to watch.
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20 year old singer songwriter Eve Gowen has been playing solo shows since April 2016. Hailing from Launceston, the multi-instrumentalist has been writing her own brand of jazz inspired pop. Inspired by musicians such as Missy Higgins and Meg Mac, Eve Gowen has grown her following quickly since first emerging in the Launceston music scene, and promises to reach even further.
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Hobart band Lazer Baby are known for their genre spanning tracks, blending RnB, hip-hop and jazz to create a unique sound. They’ve played massive Tasmanian festivals Party in the Paddock and Falls Festival, stunning crowds with smooth harmonies and saxophone solos. Lazer Baby are sure to reach a huge following with their catchy tunes, so get onto these guys quick!
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Photo by Ebony Arwen