The Ocean Party have been hanging out and playing together since they were kids. The boys grew up together in Wagga Wagga and have been developing their sound for years. They take their influences from Australian predecessors The Triffids, The Go-Betweens, Paul Kelly, and also The Shins, The Custom Kings and The Panics.
Winter People are a six piece hailing from Sydney, Australia. The band described their sound as "Post-Rock Folk music, blending the harmonies of the old world, with the distortions of the new. Songs of the modern wilderness". The group was formed in 2008 and recorded their debut 'The Dog Years EP' in early 2009. The band took a highly DIY approach, with songwriter Dylan Baskind recording, mixing and producing the tracks.
The Nam Shub Of Enki and kiki.ILL are pseudonyms taken on by PhILL Thomson, long respected producer, performer and DJ in the Australian underground dance scene. He is also a member of Brisbane electro cabaret super group MONSTER ZOKU ONSOMB! Who have been tearing apart crowds of every denomination for 5 or so years. More info at The Nam Shub Of Enki's official web-site.
Adelaide, Australia Screamo/Grindcore/Experimental myspace.com/satellitesleep "wu-tang fucking forever"
Tim Freedman is a well reknowned Australian musician. Tim is the key singer/songwriter for The Whitlams, the piano his instrument of choice. Tim co-founded The Whitlams and is the sole remaning member of the original lineup.
Assaulter are a METAL metal band from New South Wales, Australia. With the guard of S. Berserker on vocals and guitars, T. Hellfinder armed with the ripping of strings on lead and the out-and-out power and precision of P. Hunt (Razor of Occam) on the battering of the skins - Assaulter have just completed their sophomore LP »Boundless!«. Following up from 2008's »Salvation Like Destruction« Assaulter have honed in their sound and style to deliver 8 cuts of ripping metal ode to power, propaganda and proselytism.
The Jane Austen Argument are a Melbourne, Australia-based indie cabaret noir duo who combine raw ballads and sharp tongues with chaotic abandon and overtones of anti-folk and punk love. Brought together through a chance cigarette break encounter (I have a cabaret show and need a pianist. I’m a cabaret pianist in need of a show…), a shared love of Regina Spektor, Nick Cave, dressups and theatrical musical convention, The Jane Austen Argument’s Tom Dickins and Jen Kingwell have been playing together since around September 2009, although it mostly seems a lot longer.
With a career spanning well over a decade, Sean Quinn can lay claim to being one of Australia's hardest working and more diverse Dj's. Always holding down a minimum of four and as many as seven weekly residencies has meant that being versatile and reliable go hand in hand. Starting Dj'ing at age nineteen, Sean has witnessed and been a part of the meteoric rise of dance music, firstly in his hometown of Melbourne and later in his career, all over the world.
Randa & The Soul Kingdom is a deep funk band form Perth, Australia. A 7" single is set for release on Freestyle Records, potentially followed by a full album on the same label. The band have supported Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings (USA), The Bamboos (Melb) and Lionel Richie (USA). The band consists of
Randa Khamis - Vocal,
Ross Dwyer - Guitar,
Jon Fernandes - Bass,
Jason Ogg - Drums,
Jimmy Murphy - Trumpet,
Alistair McEvoy - Sax