Now showing at Two Door Cinema Club – a story Hollywood could’ve written.
Within two years they were playing to festival tents rammed with 30,000 rabid Cinephiles, their debut album ‘Tourist History’ went platinum on the back of cult singles such as ‘Something Good Can Work’ and ‘What You Know’ and being mobbed in the street everywhere from Mexico to Tokyo to LA.
More recently, amid the synth gloss of ‘Once’, the pounding disco rock of ‘Dirty Air’ and the Chic funk of ‘So Many People’, you’ll find distorted, subaqueous boudoir soul akin to a sunken Jungle (‘Think’), or a two-minute interlude of multi-dimensional lounge pop called ‘Break’, which sounds like an AI trying to write a Beatles song.
It all makes for a wide-eyed, culture-encompassing leap forward for TDCC, a record liable to break, ruin and remould pop in 2019. And it’s only the beginning of the band’s unified and assured new phase. Best strap yourselves in for one hell of a Hollywood ending - a happily-ever-after set to run and run.
Australia's Flight Facilities is an electronic music production duo featuring the talents of Hugo Gruzman and James Lyell. Formed in Sydney in 2009, Flight Facilities first gained notice for such singles as ‘Crave You’, featuring Giselle Rosselli. In 2011 Flight Facilities, continued to build their international fanbase with the 70's disco throwback ‘Foreign Language’ featuring Jess, once again finding Flight Facilities on Triple J's Hottest 100.
Having most recently received a nomination for Best Music Video at the Vimeo Festival and Awards, ‘Foreign Language’ led Flight Facilities to play sold out shows and festivals all across the United States, Europe, South America, and Japan.
Crooked Colours are a live electronic trio, creating music that has one foot in the indie world and one foot in a darker electronic realm. After break out hit singles ‘Come Down’, ‘Capricious’ & ‘Another Way’ all of which reached number one on hype machine as well as rotation on Triple J locally, the band decided to take a step back to focus on writing their debut album.
Now after 18 months in the making, Crooked Colours are proud to announce the completion of their long awaiting record with the first taste ‘Flow’.
Grace Shaw, known professionally as Mallrat, is an Australian musician, singer, and rapper from Brisbane. Mallrat has released two EPs: Uninvited (2016) and In the Sky (2018). In 2019, her tracks ‘Groceries’ and ‘UFO’ placed at No. 7 and 70, respectively, in Triple J's Hottest 100 of 2018.
Jack River is the nom de plume of New South Wales-based producer, multi-instrumentalist, and singer/songwriter Holly Rankin. Originally performing under her own name, Rankin's laid-back, psych-tinged electropop earned her a loyal local following. As she began to make waves in Sydney, she took on the Jack River moniker, eventually catching the attention of Aussie indie I Oh You Records.
Her first single under the pseudonym, the Rankin-and-Xavier Dunn-produced "Talk Like That," was issued by the label in early 2016 in anticipation of the release of her debut EP, Highway Songs #2, later that year. Two more singles, "Fault Line" and "Ballroom," followed in 2017 and 2018, respectively.
Touch Sensitive is an alias of Michael Di Francesco (the keyboardist and synth-wizard from Van She). Di Francesco debuted under the Touch Sensitive alias with the release of "Body Shop" in 2004. After what seemed like a long hiatus, a collaboration with Anna Lunoe surfaced in 2012 ("Real Talk"). The singles "Pizza Guy / Show Me" came in Spring 2013 on the Sydney-based Future Classic label.
Procuring an undeniably 80s-aesthetic, the Touch Sensitive project represents a revitalized interest in the synth-pop and disco music from that era.
Cam Bianchetti, a DJ/producer from Adelaide, Australia's reputedly sleepy "city of churches." In the early '90s, he was making and playing driving, drug-fuelled underground dance music as DJ HMC, inspired as much by Chicago and Detroit as by European styles connected with his Italian heritage. Tracks like "Phreakin" and "LSD" remain classics, fusing sample-heavy house with analog techno.
Fast forward to the present, and Bianchetti's renown no longer lies in being the Godfather of Australian Techno, touring the world and winning the admiration of key players in the scene like Claude Young and Laurent Garnier. Instead he has returned from an extended hiatus, fully reconfigured as an emerging master of the re-edit in a rebooted, reloaded guise, as Late Nite Tuff Guy.
Known for her dynamic live performances and genre-defying writing style, Kira Puru is an ever-rising star, widely respected as one of Australia’s biggest voices. Her stage presence is demanding and her execution, confident.
A seasoned performer, she does not rely on vocal talent alone, seizing opportunity for expression across all platforms as a multi-disciplinary artist, hands-on at every level. Between stage and studio, she is a photographer, visual artist and DJ.
Lovebirds is the solo project of Hamburg resident Sebastian Döring. Follo- wing various excellent singles on much-respected labels like Winding Road Records, Freerange, Buzzin Fly, OM records, Liebe*Detail, he found himself dominating all charts with his crossover deep house soul anthem “Want You In My Soul” featuring Stee Downes since 2012.
The first Lovebirds release appeared on Trax of Interest in 2000. Back then it was only a side project for releasing deeper stuff than what he was doing under his main project. In 2006, having built up a repertoire of unsigned material, he sent a CD to John Buckby, label owner of Winding Road Re- cords and a mutual friend of Vincenzo.
The Lovebirds sound is like a blast from the past with house steroids packing serious production muscle. Listening to Lovebirds is like taking trip back to the 70s and 80s - but riding in a gleaming futuristic spaceship.
Building a cult like following since the release of their debut EP, along with their breathtaking live show, the group has managed to clock over 3,000,000 streams on Spotify. Having singles like “The Answer” get featured on playlists such as Fresh Finds and Viral Hits. Having featured on festival bills around Victoria such as Beyond The Valley, Strawberry Fields, Ability Fest and Pitch Music & Arts, the band have continued to make every headline show a sell out following the debut release in late 2016.
The band recently released their first video series “Live in The Garden of Dreams”, a collaboration with artist Nic Ojae, which saw them performing new song “Lover Boy”. Along with a forthcoming single collaborating with widely acclaimed producer Swell and Aaron Dobos (The Avalanches, British India), the 5 piece has spent the first few months of the year working at home on their first full length album.
A breath of fresh air on the scene, 18 year old Perth-based Arno Faraji is an artist at the forefront of the ever-changing landscape of Australian hip hop. The winner of triple j’s Unearthed High in 2017, and the first hip hop artist ever to do so, Faraji’s sound is inspired by artists such as Childish Gambino, J Dilla, Chance the Rapper, Kaytranada, and Goldlink.
As praised by triple j Unearthed Music Director Dave Ruby Howe, Faraji’s “raps crackle with intelligence and electrifying attitude, but it’s the self-produced futuristic house beat that elevates the track to another level.” Since winning Unearthed High, he has been honing his live show, performing at Groovin’ the Moo, and more recently supporting Rejjie Snow & Smino and Monte Booker on their Australian tours.