It’s that time of year again. The time of year when we scour the depths of Australia and New Zealand to bring you some raw talent as part of our Needle in the Hay vinyl competition.
Western Australia is full of stellar up and coming bands. No matter who you ask, they’ll tell you there’s a huge range of unique talent coming out of the western state.
We’re looking all over Australia and New Zealand, giving one artist the chance to press their single to vinyl. Here are 5 artists from Western Australia we’re digging.
Teen Angst are a Perth-based lo-fi band that cover all bases, from adolescent feelings to unrequited love, with their ‘anti-social’ pop sentiments. The group released their debut EP Not So Vitriolic early this year, with their sound being hugely influenced by the likes of Best Coast, Remember Sports and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Indie-pop girl group Dulcie are making a name for themselves in the Perth music scene with their mesmerising melodies and glittery arrangements. On the back of their Groovin The Moo 2019 slot in Bunbury, Duclie has also supported some of Perth’s hottest exports such as Mosquito Coast and Spacey Jane.
Their track Fall was released earlier this year, and its punching vocals and driving rhythms showcase an exciting start to what 2019 has on offer for the group. Check it out below.
Material World Orchestra
If vintage synths and ’70s disco funk is right up your alley, Material World Orchestra are a three-piece you’ll adore. Taking inspiration from mega dance heroes such as Daft Punk and Air, the band’s sound is nostalgic and rich with electronic drum sequences.
Following the premiere of their Lost In The Future video, Material World Orchestra have built themselves as a band to watch.
Bringing a subtle twist on their alternative-indie sound, Great Gable are a Perth band that are smooth yet melancholic. They’ve supported some of Australia’s biggest names like The Jungle Giants, The Jezebels and Ocean Alley with their beachy melodies and fuzzy bass tones.
Their latest track Cool Blue Mind has set them well on the way to an amazing year, along with a national tour to celebrate.
Singer, songwriter and all round multi-instrumentalist Francis Foxx brings a sense of charm and elegance to his dancefloor-ready tracks. The Perth-based artist is well on his way to defining himself as a writer and performer, drawing influence from the likes of London Grammar and Australia’s own Chet Faker.
With his summery debut track In Colour having been released just last month, Francis Foxx is taking his first steps in the 2019 limelight and is definitely one to watch. Check it out below:
Needle In The Hay is a vinyl competition targeting the next generation of exciting musical talent across Australia. Find out all the details and enter here.