Independent Artist Of The Week
Independent Artist of the Week: Gian Santoro
Gian Santoro’s Reflections On The Waters pulls back the curtains in their soulful recount of navigating queer identity, intergenerational trauma, and grief. Draped in soothing lofi percussion and introspective lyricism, their album Reflections On The Waters is testament to their artistic triumph.
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.
Independent Artist of the Week: Doris
Doris’ music is chaotic, collaborative, inspirational and occasionally contradictory. Just like life. Up For It!’s Lill Scott chatted to Ziek, Myles and Bronte about their upcoming EP Birthday Cakes, the pains of customer service and being vulnerable on stage.
Independent Artist of the Week: 33
33’s latest EP ‘Bradley’ is a dreamy composite of sonic experimentation. A massive return from a 10 year hiatus, each piece of the EP combines to create a kaleidoscopic insight into Mary’s creative process, and her rebellion against the jarring pursuit of perfection.
Independent Artist of the Week: Kootsie Don
Sydney via Darwin rapper, singer and songwriter Kootsie Don is making moves across theatre and music to connect people from all walks of life. Her latest single ‘Lemme Know’ is an upbeat, RnB-shaped message: ‘If you can’t support me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at my best’.
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.
Independent Artist of the Week: Chirine
Independent Artist of the Week Chirine explores her all-encompassing journey of musical self expression; the nascent ‘bedroom studio’, and the highs and lows of self-taught production.
Independent Artist of the Week: 700 Feel
Sydney-based cult electronic project 700 Feel have returned with an anthemic new single, ‘LESSONS GET LEARNT’. They’re our latest Independent Artist of the Week.
Independent Artist of the Week: LIL YOUNGINS
LIL YOUNGINS’ debut single ‘The Problem’ tackles the topic of youth crime -shifting the blame from Maningrida kids to the system that failed them. Members 808 Mello, DK and Tillo joined Lill Scott on Up For It! to talk through the track, their roots, and a J-MLLA collaboration.
Independent Artist of the Week: Classic
South Coast indie pop band Classic is the brainchild of Ashley Bundang. The band has been working tirelessly with five releases over the past year and they’ve just released their debut album Did You Have Fun?