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Independent Artist of the Week: Elle Shimada

Elle Shimada’s latest single is like a 3D printed heart on fire, blistering with bass, polished in plastic and bleeding like a screeching violin. FBi’s Independent Artist of the Week this week, the Naarm-Melbourne-based producer, DJ, and vocalist spoke to Kate Saap on Up for It! about the process behind her latest single.

Collarbones forever

Legendary Australian duo Collarbones are breaking up. Mainstays of the scene who, in the 16 years they’ve been active, basically wrote the script for Australian electronic pop music, Travis Cook and Marcus Whale have decided it’s finally time to say goodbye. However, as they told Tommy Codling on Thursday Arvos, they’re not going out without a bang.

Yaeji’s back With A Hammer on Arvos with Bri Kennedy

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve heard from the electronic dance-art-pop producer. Six years after her first EP, Yaeji’s debut album is finally here and so is she, back in Eora/Sydney for two shows at the Sydney Opera House. She spoke with Bri Kennedy on Arvos all about her album and her new live show.

HAND IN HAND with PluggnB: Andre Bugatti chats his new record on JUICE

Rapper/ producer/ musical polymath Andre Bugatti is a master in the art of deliberate effortlessness. He swung by the studio on Monday for JUICE with Nazty Gurl to chat about his latest record HAND IN HAND.

A story about mundane breakups – Shoeb Ahmad on Surfacing

“The best way to look at it is like chapters of a book, you know, it’s chapters to a story” reflects award-winning musician and composer Shoeb Ahmad, aka Sia Ahmad, on the five-part song cycle of her new project. Sia joined Luke M de Zilva and Mara Schwerdtfeger on Surfacing last week to discuss how her latest EP captures this forebodingly bathetic narrative.

Independent Artist of the Week: BACKHAND

The final line of Eora/Sydney hardcore band BACKHAND’s Bandcamp bio reads “We are sick of talk. It’s time to f*cking listen.” And listen you will. FBi’s Independent Artist of the Week this week sat down with Kate Saap on Up for It! to chat about their new EP.

CLAMM chat 21st century living, catharsis, and punk on Mornings

CLAMM’s music looks to the screaming void and screams right back, a writhing and heavy protest against the injustice of the world. Through it they hope to bring catharsis, creativity, and community. CLAMM’s guitarist and vocalist Jack Summers joined Hannah Rose on Mornings.

Nia Archives is pushing Jungle to a new level

Nia Archives is constantly changing it up, rounding out her portfolio of sounds with the release of every one of her EPs since she broke onto the scene in 2021. Fresh off the release of her third, Sunrise Bang Ur Head Against Tha Wall, Nia dropped by the station for a chat on Arvos with Bri Kennedy.

FBi Monthly Mixtape #012

Do you know what you should do with that oh-so-precious extra hour of time from the end of daylight savings this month? Bump the new Monthly Mixtape #012 of course! This time-shunting mix has everything from classic dance floor heaters to some fresh fem punk, and is the perfect accompaniment to your extra hour in the sun.