It wouldn't be an exaggeration to call Emily Jane's music passionate. Writing lyrics that tug on the heart strings, Emily Jane draws comparisons to the works of Phoebe Bridgers, Julien Baker and Gabrielle Aplin.
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 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.
Tiahn Berg is here to take you on a journey behind the sparkle. Weaving intricate melodies both haunting and beautiful, this Sunshine Coast gal is going to astound you with her pure storytelling magic. It would be positively rude of us not to better acquaint you before you witness her bear her soul through song, so read on for a peak into the mind of Tiahn Berg...
Gold Coast-dwelling artist ROYES is an enigmatic soul. She has an honesty to her performances that magnetises. With a sound inspired by artists such as Nothing But Thieves, Jeff Buckley and Angus & Julia Stone, this 20 year old will have you pondering life's greatest mysteries and dreaming of faraway lands. Blown away by her debut at our NightQuarter launch series, we caught up with ROYES to delve into the deep end of what drives her passion for song.