A Guide to the Aussies of Music Matters Live 2017

As the waves of BIGSOUND continue to crash in Australia, our Singaporean mates are beginning to gear up for a huge music festival of their own, in Music Matters Live. As part of the wider All That Matters conference event that takes place in Singapore from September 9th – 13th, Music Matters Live is the premier independent music event of its kind in Asia.

We’re going to be on ground in Singapore for the event checking out the buzz artists who’ve been confirmed to perform as part of the official showcase series, while attention is definitely set on the emerging Australian artists set to do their thing for a very global audience.

Take a look at who is heading out for Music Matters Live for its seventh edition below!

Photo: Nikki Williams

SWIM SEASON

Hailing from Melbourne, Swim Season have been generating momentum on home turf consistently this year, though this trip to Singapore will be a great introduction of the band’s indie tunes to a very pop-centric Music Matters line up.

SHOWCASES

September 9th | 8:50pm at Barbershop
September 11th | 10:10pm at CHIJMES (Aussie BBQ)
September 12th | 10:00pm at Timbre

Photo: Darren Stapley

CHILDSAINT

Perth’s Childsaint have been around since 2013 but in the years since their inception, the band has grown into an exciting unit to watch as their flourishing has taken them national. Debut EP Sick brought the band much positive attention, and as they’ve continued to develop live, Childsaint have displayed great ambition looking ahead.

 

 

SHOWCASES

September 11th | 8:10pm at CHIJMES (Aussie BBQ)
September 12th | 8:00pm at Timbre

TOM JAY WILLIAMS

In refining his pop music and lyricism, Williams isn’t the young potential pop star who was introduced to audiences via reality TV back in the day. He’s been holding down a huge fan base over the last few years and with his addition to the Music Matters line up, South Australian Williams is one of the feature showcase artists.

SHOWCASES

September 11th | 8:50pm at CHIJMES (Aussie BBQ)
September 12th | 9:40pm at Barbershop

Photo: Freyee photography

NUSSY

Melbourne artist Nussy has taken charge this year and has used each opportunity to bring her music to more people back in Australia. Her self-titled EP, released in 2014, established Nussy as a lady in the game to watch, but in the years that have followed, she’s proven to be a dynamite performer supporting the likes of Asta, Lanks and Yeo.

 

SHOWCASES

September 11th | 6:50pm at CHIJMES (Aussie BBQ)
September 12th | 8:00pm at TMA

LYON APPRENTICE

Now UK based, Lyon Apprentice has been the project of Adam and Nathan Lyons since 2013. With their own music label Canvas Sounds providing the best platform to share their music on the other side of the world, the Lyon brothers have been making the best use of their talent for writing solid tunes. Return visitors to Music Matters Live, Lyon Apprentice are set to build upon solid foundations already well laid.

SHOWCASES

September 11th | 9:30pm at CHIJMES (Aussie BBQ)
September 12th | 9:00pm at Timbre

CALAN MAI

Singer songwriter Calan Mai hails from the sunny Gold Coast but now calls the UK home. With an entrancing live presence that has seen him share stages with the like of Band of Horses, Louise Berry and Frances, Calan has been taking his music global since his relocation. The Americans caught on a few years ago, inviting him to partake in New York’s CMJ Marathon and now, Music Matters Live is on his list.

SHOWCASES

September 11th | 8:10pm at CHIJMES (Aussie BBQ)
September 12th | 8:50pm at Barbershop

FAIRCHILD

Now based in the UK, Gold Coast indie rockers FAIRCHILD have been whipping up solid momentum around their music. Consistent live performers, the group were in studio with noted producer Catherine Marks to make their debut EP Burning Feet back in 2014, a working relationship that has continued since. They’ve supported the likes of Flume and The Griswolds in the past, and have been to Music Matters before – keen to catch them on their triumphant return.

SHOWCASES

September 10th | 10:00pm at Timbre
September 13th | 11:20pm at Hard Rock Cafe

Find out more about Music Matters here.