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Light Giant

Sydney 3-piece Light Giant is an indie experimental pop music band that consists of guitarist/keyboardist Janakin Jugueta (also of Sealion), vocalist/guitarist Daniel Cunningham (also of Parades) and bassist Michael Scarpin (also of Parades). The trio released their debut single, Waste of Wine, in March last year, and has toured with the likes of Hungary Kids of Hungry. We

Shining Bird

Hailing from Austinmer on the Coal Coast of NSW, Shining Bird are a collective of musicians, scholars and swimmers who came together over their mutual love of music, poetry and the sea. They have been FBi Radio’s Unsigned Artist of the Week and named triple J’s Unearthed Pick, and will release their debut full length


South African born, Sydney-raised multi-instrumentalist, arranger, producer, and vocalist, Jonti creates beautiful psychedelic electronic music fused with a pop sensibility. Jonti has toured Europe with the internationally acclaimed artist Gotye, and worked with artists like Mark Ronson, Santigold, Sean Lennon and the Dap-Kings. After a stint in LA, he has returned to Sydney. We grabbed him for a

Ben Lee

Ben Lee is an Australian singer songwriter who began his career at only 14 when he formed the rock band Noise Addict. Lee has since gone on to release eight solo records, has won multiple ARIA awards and been featured on many prominent movie soundtracks. We managed to grab him for a quick chat and


Sydney-based solo artist Lavurn Lee aka Guerre creates beautifully delicate electronic soundscapes combined with mesmerising vocals. Guerre has supported the likes of HTRK, Bonobo and most recently Toro Y Moi and Washed Out. Guerre has toured around Europe, been remixed by award winning artist Matt Corby and was featured on the 2011 Sound Summit Festival live

Katie Whyte

Hailing from Sydney, Katie Whyte blends old-world songwriting techniques with modern-day anxieties, all couched in interesting arrangements, which manage to compliment the vocal melodies without swamping them. The term ‘songstress’ is often used pejoratively to describe any female singer-songwriter who writes songs high on musical whimsy and low on insight. Joni Mitchell, for example, is not

Royal Chant

Royal Chant are a three piece garage band from the sleepy coastal town of Port Macquarie.  Fast & fuzzed, slanted & slurred, they have spent the last 3 years playing shows across Australia on stages big & small.  After a handful of singles and a smashing on Triple-J with their single “Somedays”, their debut LP Raise Your

Mary Mainsbridge

A graduate of Macquarie University, NSW, Mary Mainsbridge is a new media artist whose work encompasses composition, video art and painting. She has performed in a range of bands, and has toured extensively throughout Europe as an electronic musician. Mary is the keyboardist, vocalist and main songwriter of live audio-visual act, Deprogram. Currently she is


Sydney 4-piece Svelt are a frenetic, live drum and bass band that uses big synths, stabbing guitars, live drums and wild FX, commonly fronted by MC Joel Rapaport (Big Village Label Manager & Sketch the Rhyme MC). Svelt draw their inspiration from Australian live electronic bands such as PVT and The Bird, but put their own unique flavour into

Angus Stone

Angus Stone is an Australian singer/songwriter hailing from Newport , and half of brother/sister folk duo Angus and Julia Stone. Angus Stone’s latest album release Broken Brights reached #2 on the ARIA chart, and more importantly, Angus was recently nominated for 2 ARIA awards including Best Male Artist and Best Blues and Roots Album. Amongst