Since graduating from the Queensland Conservatorium with a Bachelor of Popular Music in 2016, Hannah Joy has been hustling hard. This week she released her latest single "Repeat" and we thought it was a perfect chance to catch up with her.
In November last year, five lucky Popular Music students took the trip of a lifetime - visiting the TAXI Music Conference in Los Angeles, doing songwriting collaborations in Nashville and exploring the Ground Zero Blues Club in Mississippi. Now they have had a few weeks to reflect, we decided to touch base with MØNIQUE, Josh King and ROYES to find out some of the juicy details of their trip.
In a world where cheesy love songs often rule the charts, bands that opt to delve deeper and explore lesser known musical territory are a breath of fresh air. Meet AGWA. Featuring two Popular Music graduates Eliza Pickard and Daniel Booth, AGWA is influenced by artists such as Radiohead, Grizzly Bear, Jeff Buckley and St Vincent.
Last night four of our newest SEED recruits Josh King, MØNIQUE, SEYKA and ROYES rocked the stage at Miami Marketta as part of Visual Rhythm 2017 - A Music and Art Showcase. We were lucky enough to collaborate with the crew at The Argus from the Queensland College of Art, who put on a photography exhibit and screened short films between the band performances.
Last week was a busy one for our pals at Twelve Past Midnight. On Saturday 29 July, they performed at music industry conference Little Bigsound and then two days later they dropped a surprise mini EP on Bandcamp! With TPM kicking so many goals lately, we decided to catch up with the band to get an insight into their creative process and see what's next on their agenda.
With silky vocals, jazz-inspired melodies and poetic lyrics, Hazel Mei is influenced by artists like Boy and Bear, Regina Spector and Norah Jones. Based in Brisbane, the young alternative artist is currently in the studio recording her next release. In preparation, we thought we'd get to know Hazel Mei a little better by asking her a few quick questions...