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Dress Code

Dress Code are an emerging  Alternative Indie Pop band, that have supported interstate acts such as Good Doogs (WA), Bakers Eddy (VIC) and Mosquito Coast (WA). Gaining national airplay from Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, MTV and Rage, Dress Code have set their position within the Adelaide music scene. With their debut EP set to be released by the end of 2019, it will see the band work alongside Oscar Dawson of renowned Australian alternative band Holy Holy

Elsy

HipHop/Soul Songwriter, Elsy Wameyo was born in Nairobi, Kenya. With diversity running through her music, embodying the soulful rhythms she’s been influenced by, with a poetic energy induced to challenge societies boundaries. Elsy has performed alongside artists such as Adrian EagleThundamentals, Tkay Maidza and Duckwrth. Featuring on stages such as Groovin’ The Moo, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival & The Root Down Festival. Accolades for Waymeo have included Young Kenyan of the Year and Best New Artist In 2018 and later nominated for Best New Artist and Best World Music at the South Australian Music Awards 2018.

Er@ser Description

ER@SER DESCRIPTION hit the Adelaide scene in the middle of 2016 with their plentiful array of synths, and deep and groovy beats. In unique style blending jazz, fusion, pop and soul, the end result is an exhilarating live performance that will capture you right from the first beat, and have you grooving until the last. Influenced by bands such as KNOWER, Dirty Loops and Snarky Puppy. Their contagious on stage energy, paired with the iconic sunnies, givesalighthearted attitude to their performance, where the players have as much of party as the audience does.

Glowing

Glowing is a five-piece alternative rock band from Adelaide, South Australia. Listen closely and you’ll catch traces of pop, indie rock and punk rock – all of which blend together to form a style as frenetic as it is atmospheric. Their debut single, Spit Take, was released in March, has provided an introduction to a band that nevertheless refrains from showing all the cards they have yet to play.

Homeward Bound

The Homeward Bound sound may be fresh and new, but the origins of this duo have been bubbling away for some years now. The dynamic combination of Jimblah and Goji (Georgia B) is one fans of both individually have enjoyed for years, but when they joined forces to embark on this new creative journey, something new was awakened between the two.

Jess Day

Jess Day writes all of the fundamental musical elements of her songs with basic, selftaught bedroom production. This has allowed her to be able to experiment freely with instrumental production ideas which once married with her distinctive voice and lyrical themes makes for an authentic and unique take on indie guitar music.

Local Revolution

Chilean-born singer-songwriter and guitarist Lenin Marrón, fronts Adelaide’s Afro soul-funk experience Local Revolution– a high energy live act which has toured extensively across Australia at major festivals and venues, and has landed major support slots for international artists including Maxi Priest (UK), Common Kings (US), Bombino, and Alexi Rossi, headlining Adelaide’s NYE at Elder Park to 40 000 people and opening for Santana & The Doobie Brothers.

Oc3aneyes

Shari Tolcher known as OC3ANEYES is a new electropoprapper from Adelaide, South Australia. She started rapping in 2009 and later started music classes; connected to Northern Sound System in 2016. Taking inspiration from Mallrat, Allday, Billie Eilish and Oh Boy. From this she began collaborating, working and writing with artists such as MANE, Strict face, Naomi Keytes , Mario späte and K21. Further into the future Tolcher hopes to dominate the festival scene with her first two singles “Frozen Coke” and “Fish Feels” both produced by Mario Späte.

Pinkish Blu

Following the release of their early 2018 neonhued debut single “Lovely”, the Adelaidebased sadpop postpunk quartet Pinkish Blu recently dropped their highly anticipated second single Capricorn”.

Earning praise such as “reflective, descriptive and full of depth”(triple j unearthed),“ a fourminute burst of energy that unites their 80s influences with this punkmeetsdance” (Pilerats), and “the sadpop anthem you need to knock you right in the feels while simultaneously pumping you up”(Purple Sneakers), and channelling their emotional, 80’s inspired, postpunk, happysad vibes, “Capricorn” delivers a sonically energetic punch. 

Ricky Albeck & The Belair Line Band

Ricky Albeck and The Belair Line Band came together in late 2017 as a backing band for Ricky’s solo work. The band pulls members from an array of wellrespected Adelaide bands, including Maraby Band, Siamese, Dead Roo and Goonbomb. Boasting a centrelink countryrock sound, Ricky released his debut EP entitled ‘Lovely Bones’ via Drongo Tracks in 2018, garnering over 100,000 streams on Spotify. During this time the band has played the Superloop 500 (with Jet and The Living End) and has supported the likes of The Growlers (US), Surfbort (US), Amyl and the Sniffers, East Brunswick All Girls Choir and The Pretty Littles. Building on the momentum from the past year, the band are set to release their first single ‘Industrial Lights’ from their next EP later in the year.

Stacy Says

Since forming in 2017 the Adelaide girl punk trio Stacy Says has been bringing together honest emotion, open mindedness, friendship and a sense of adventure to the Adelaide music scene.

2019 has seen the band release their single ‘Getting Ahead’, drawing influence from feminist and female artists such as The Cranberries, Fleetwood Mac, Camp Cope and Moaning Lisa. The alt rockers have managed to latch onto a sound that encapsulates them as people and allows them to express values that are held closest to the band. With gritty guitars and driving drums laying a bedrock for harmonies filled with raw emotions, Stacy Says have no trouble delivering a powerful and energetic performance on this track and on stage.

Stellie

At a young age, Stellie discovered the endless possibilities music creates. Captured by the way it makes you think, feel, dance, cry, laugh – sometimes in such a simplistic way, you hardly notice. But ultimately, Stellie loves the way makes us feel human; in a rather magical way. How is it that something we can’t even touch, can somehow feel so tangible to us? ‘Cry Baby’ was the first song Stellie ever released, and the first  that made her feel something. That same sensation returned for her second single ‘Let’s Forget We Were in Love’ and now Stellie’s hooked on that feeling.

The Montreals

In only their sophomore year, Adelaide’s most cheerful, colour-clad quartet, The Montreals, delivered a flurry of successful singles, consolidating them as a staple in a vibrant and flourishing Australian music scene. Incorporating sleazy RNB hooks, So-Cal rock, and a dash of disco blended into your favourite smoothie.

The stand alone singles ‘deadheads’ and ‘RUDE’ were positively received around the world, cartwheeling the line between polished and racaus, with the former attracting multiple radio plays on Triple J (Australia) and KCRW (United States). Collectively, their music has clocked well over 1 million streams on Spotify and been consistently added on coveted international playlists including Fresh Finds and Indie Arrivals.

Towns

Adelaide’s most wholesome and lovable duo TOWNS have been kicking goals on the local circuit, and with a slew of killer singles in tow, are set for a ripper year. 2018 saw the release of the pair’s debut EP ‘Television’, which swept listeners off their feet from the first spin with its unique blend of 90s pop rock and Australiana. TOWNS also delivered their goodtime vibes on the live side of things throughout the year, signing with 123 Agency and landing themselves on lineups with the likes of Turnover (USA), Turnstile (USA), Dear Seattle, Good Doogs, Die Die Die (NZ) and The Pretty Littles and performing at Stonecutters Festival 2018. This year, TOWNS are gearing up for a dynamite few months with the release of their single ‘Safe To Stay’, hinting at an extended release, and embarking on a national tour in support of one of Sydney’s most exciting acts, Dear Seattle

Venice Queens

Following their inception in late 2017, last year saw Venice Queens support the likes of The Creases and Great Gable, as well as playing unprecedented soldout headline shows in their hometown of Adelaide. In the wake of their debut, selftitled EP, the band also embarked on their first tour of east coast Australia in August, playing multiple shows in both Sydney and Melbourne. 

Continuing to demonstrate why they’ve earned a  reputation as an emphatic live act, VQ started 2019 with a bang, selling out two home town shows and with an increasing catalogue of new music, fans can expect fresh material very, very soon. 

Wanderers

Genredefying Wanderers have a trademark symphony of moods – the shredding of guitar riffs, dreamy harmonies, funky bass and a general feeling of nostalgia. They crank outrock tinged numbers that build into raunchy, soulful jams.The duo spent majority of 2018 touring nationally, gracing numerous festival stages including Woodford Folk Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival, Mullum and more. Their early 2018 single ‘Off My Back’ propelled the band to new heights, seeing them featured in numerous Spotify playlists New Music Friday to Low Key Weekend, to reaching #8 in the Viral Australia Top 50 chart. As they slowly settled into the reshaping of their sound, Wanderers found their trademark in providing undeniable grooves, driving beats and vocals that are reminiscent of the Motown era, and now it’s seen the Adelaide natives have continued to win crowds over with their energetic live show.

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