Who better to headline our Western Sydney issue 17 launch than one of the region’s brightest stars? Please welcome to the stage, Ūla.
Happy Mag’s issue 17 launch party is hotly approaching, to the point where most of our office is feverishly counting down the days.
Ahead of the official event at Waywards on September 22, we’ve shed a much-deserved spotlight on some of the acts on the issue 17 lineup, from the rich RnB grooves of FRIDAY* to the experimental indie of Breakfast Road.
Now, it’s time for issue 17 headliner Ūla to take centre-stage, armed with an arsenal of unique tracks and smash hits.
Since her humble early days as a street busker, Ūla has grown to become one of Australia’s most promising acts, coasting on the behemoth success of her debut 2020 single Futon.
Some artists might rest on the laurels after releasing a track that’s now amassed 30 million streams, but Ūla’s success shows no signs of slowing down.
In the last two years, Ūla has shared the tracks strawberry cheeks and gold star, and came in hot in 2023 with a smattering of bangers like god complex, ctrl alt delete and let’s end it, the last of which arrived earlier this month
Ūla is difficult to pin down, which constitutes much of the fun when listening to her work. Whether she’s carving out distinct niches like bubblegum grunge or revelling in the unique sounds of hyperpop, the singer remains singularly unique in her quest to dominate the airwaves.
It was only a matter of time before both audiences and peers caught on to Ūla’s magic. The singer has shared the stage with the likes of Amy Shark, Mother Mother and Alfie Templeman, as well as taking centre-stage with solo performances at BIGSOUND and the upcoming SXSW.
With such a diverse sonic palette, Ūla’s work reflects the vibrancy of the neighbourhoods in which she flourished. Growing up in Rydalmere, Parramatta, the wunderkind is perfectly poised to put her hometown on the map, and will no-doubt steal the show at the launch of Happy Mag’s Western Sydney issue 17 launch.
Head here for more information on the launch party, and if you’re already questioning how you might get to and from the event, look no further than Happy’s official issue 17 launch sponsor 13cabs.