Bootleg Rascal’s Jimmy Jesus: My Favourite Up and Coming Artists

Gold Coast party starters Bootleg Rascal have an upcoming EP Collaborations of Very Isolated Delinquents ‘19 on the way. Produced by the band themselves, alongside Ian Pritchett (Boo Seeka, Kim Churchill, Angus and Julia Stone), and Simon Dobson (Little May, STUPID BABY), the EP is everything you’d expect from the boys, continuing the duo’s track record. The group recently released their latest single “Oh so Cool”.

In anticipation of their forthcoming EP, Jimmy Jesus – one half of the duo – offered to share his favourite up and coming artists.


Jimmy Jesus here, coming to you from the sunny shores of the Gold Coast, Queensland. Being stuck at home and with no live shows makes us a bit sad, so when the AU Review asked us to write about some of our favourite artists, I decided to get the ol’ quill out and jot down a few words.

Looking around at some of my favourite artists right now, I found a bunch of them to be working with our management, so thought why not give a shout out to our Good Intent compadres!

Timi Temple

First up, the DIY King himself (he made his own Instagram filter the other day) and the only human I’ve seen that is genuinely able to make Crocs look cool. Having him on tour with us last year was an absolute blast full of whistling contests and mind-blowing guitar shredding.

He just released his latest indie-rock gem “Snakes & Ladders” and rumour has it his next magic trick is to become a Guinness World Record holder.

Down For Tomorrow

These raucous punks are a bunch of go-getters bursting with energy. You can often see lead singer Cody viciously crowd surfing at shows or screaming on stage like a banshee.

They just dropped a wicked single called “Trouble Prone” and an accompanying video clip paying tribute to killer 90s movies Snatch and Trainspotting.


Even though they’re barely 18 months old, these party starters and all-around deadest legends have been consistently blowing people (and us) away. There is something incredibly intense yet freeing about their music.

They recently released their explosive new EP But No Thanks, a rip-roaring good time full of headbangers.


Full off eccentric jackets and hilarious one-liners, Friendless is an extremely talented producer and DJ from Sydney. His Instagram has become a playground for hysterical songs about Karens, masks and Lamborghinis.

His latest dance-floor filler Intoxicating hits hard and features the alluring vocals of Jade Alice.


Recently I was introduced to this Sydney-based producer duo. Lush tones, pristine beats and killer feature vocalists, these two are ones to watch in the future.

Lately, they’ve been dropping a multitude of singles; the exuberant “Jungle Train”, the melancholic “Qué Pasó” and their latest single, the liberating “Six Feet Under”.

The next track to be released off Collaborations of Very Isolated Delinquents ‘19 is “Falling Star’ Ft. Saint Lane” and will be released on the 28th August. Follow Bootleg Rascal on Spotify, Twitter, Facebook, ​Instagram

Bootleg Rascal have the following gigs lined up:

15th January 2021 | Woolly Mammoth Alehouse – Fortitude Valley, QLD – tickets HERE
23rd January 2021 | Marrickville Bowling & Recreation Club – Marrickville, NSW – tickets HERE
5th February 2021 | Howler – Brunswick, VIC – tickets HERE

Ed Hirst

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