Join us for an evening of OZ music greatness as we feature 3 of the emerging bands from Australia! Party starts at 5pm! Entry is free for all!
Raised on the Victorian surf coast, the daughter of German migrants, Annika Schmarsel aka Alice Ivy, recalls a childhood coloured by extensive travel in a vibrant and multilingual household. Her first foray into music, an ill-fated tryst with the clarinet, was swapped for guitar before Annika began beat-making inspired by the likes of The Avalanches, J Dilla and Bonobo. In the mere twelve months since founding electro-soul project Alice Ivy, she’s released a trio of singles, earned support slots for Banoffee and Remi and completed a UK and European tour.
As emotive, wild and framed by flowers as their legendary Mexican namesake, Frida is the very definition of dreamy. Formed in 2013 by Melbourne based singer-songwriter Eilish Gilligan, and key members of the instrumental soul band The Cactus Channel (Darvid Thor, Henry Jenkins, Lewis Coleman and Hudson Whitlock), Frida’s spell has cast itself as far as Singapore’s annual Baybeats Festival, to Lorne’s Falls Festival, leaving hundreds in thrall to their melodic swell. In 2015, the band released their debut double A-side Slowly/I Want It All, which garnered praise from the likes of Triple J, Triple J Unearthed, Bandcamp and Frankie Magazine.
Tali's indie-pop-melancholy piles in as much optimism as it can muster without forgetting a necessary dose of reality. The opening singles from the debut EP; the scuzzy gloss of ‘Pre Loved’, and the pure pop of ‘Unhealthy’ hint at an impressive body of solo work, for an artist who has made a reputation as the front woman of Melbourne rock outfit Biddlewood. Tali's solo material is produced by Jarrad Brown who has a golden ear for identifying incredible talent (King Gizzard and Dorsal Fins) and draws on a rich range of influences such as St Vincent, Bully and a hint of Frankie Cosmos.
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