BIGSOUND 2017

Interview: Maribelle reflects on her debut BIGSOUND & where she’s heading next

September 22, 2017

Dressed in vibrant yellow, Maribelle enters the room with effortless cool. The young artist has been enjoying recent acclaim off the back of her debut EP Overtake, a record that put her in front of a global publishing deal with Universal earlier this year. Still in her early twenties, Maribelle has already made good headway in charting […]

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Interview: Ziggy Ramo on the therapeutic nature of music & his creative drive moving into 2018

September 18, 2017

This afternoon, Ziggy Ramo announced his signing with Village Sounds, along with the announcement that he is to be joining the likes of The Shins, Cashmere Cat and Alt J at Perth’s Fidelity Festival. Taking things back to Brisbane at BIGSOUND, the young lyricist and performer sat down with us to share more of his story and […]

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Interview: Alexander Biggs on appreciating the art of a well crafted song

September 15, 2017

Today, Melbourne’s Alexander Biggs releases his long awaited debut EP, Still You Sharpen Your Teeth, six tracks of music exemplary of his developed writing technique and evocative musical stylings. We’ve been following Biggs for a couple of years now, and to see him not only release this significant record but also now focus on what is new […]

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Interview: Kardajala Kirridara on bringing the sounds of Indigenous NT to a national audience

September 14, 2017

The first BIGSOUND artist we sat down with in Brisbane last week set a brilliant tone for the few days ahead – Kardajala Kirridarra. It’s been a big year for the group from the Marlinja and Elliott communities in the NT; their music has struck a chord throughout the Northern Territory and with the NIMAs and NT […]

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Interview: The Cactus Channel describe their new direction & announce Australian tour

September 12, 2017

Melbourne group The Cactus Channel had their chance to showcase up at BIGSOUND this year, a great opportunity for the group to break in some new sounds and get a feel for the new direction they’ve embarked upon. Sitting down with Darvid, Lewis and Hudson, we get a little insight into how the group is approaching the release of their new album, […]

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Interview: Sløtface set up for a huge 2018 as the Norwegian young guns continue to finesse trailblazing profile

September 12, 2017

Norwegian group Sløtface sit across and beside me on a warm Brisbane afternoon at Ric’s Bar, as BIGSOUND continues to be built around us. It’s the first official night of the annual music conference and festival and Sløtface are one of the most highly anticipated – and international – bands on the bill. Their debut album, Try Not to Freak Out, […]

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Larry’s Picks: 11 acts who left a lasting impression at BIGSOUND

September 11, 2017

Last week, I descended on BIGSOUND in what was my 6th visit to the iconic Brisbane conference and festival. Just about every year the event has grown in size – from the amount of bands playing, to the amount of venues utilised and the number of attendees. This year felt unquestionably the biggest yet, amped […]

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BIGSOUND 2017 comes to a triumphant end with sleepmakeswaves, Midas.Gold and more coming out on top

September 8, 2017

Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley saw out one final day and night live music and conferencing on Thursday, with BIGSOUND entering its last round, sending hundreds of musicians and delegates throughout participating venues to witness some great emerging artists, buzz bands and established favourites. The SA Music showcase in the afternoon took place at Ric’s Backyard, bringing together […]

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Staying woke, being safe & echo chambers: Five things we learned during BIGSOUND Wednesday panels

September 7, 2017

It’s not just all showcases at BIGSOUND, some of the most important and crucial days of the year for Australia’s music industry. Issues facing the industry are discussed and picked apart through various panels, keynotes and informal mixers, and it’s the results of these talks each year that have a big impact on how the […]

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Exclusive Single Premiere: Horace Bones “The Rats” (2017)

August 22, 2017

Horace Bones are fast gaining a reputation for their live shows; vocalist Oisin Kelly emanates a kind of fascinating instability, the band at once formidable and so, so enjoyable. Today, we bring you Horace Bones contained in a recording, an exclusive premiere of their third single for 2017, “The Rats”. Danny Cockburn‘s grinding and gritty bass riffs underlie […]

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