Ziggy Ramo to Teischa: 10 artists set to breakthrough BIGSOUND 2017

With more than 130 acts spread out over four days, across 18 venues, Brisbane’s BIGSOUND festival definitely earns its name. Even glossing over the expansive program of artists for this year has gotten us a bit light headed, but there have been a group of artists we’re keen to be checking out below – if you’re Fortitude Valley bound this September, add these names to your list.

ZIGGY RAMO

The hip hop artist from Perth has come to recognition for his fusion of energetic music with poignant and important messages that come across. Highlighting the problems and injustices many – particular Indigenous Australians – still face in today’s society, Ramo has become an artist with a strength in words. Recently releasing “Same Script” to acclaim, Ramo was names as One to Watch by triple j Unearthed this year – you should definitely listen to their advice and check him out live.

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WILD HONEY

After a killer 2016 spent on the road, touring their self-titled debut EP, the boys of Wild Honey returned with new single “Break Away” along with more brand new material to work into an already accomplished live show. Providing utters jams, the indie five-piece will have everyone ready to rock out with them when they perform.

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TEISCHA

West Australian artist Teischa is a singer songwriter with soul. She creates pop songs that have a classical charm which works perfectly with her calming voice that leaves you with chills. Her track “Couldn’t Care Less” will help you get carried further away to another world when you listen in.

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PADDY McHUGH

Australia is a beautiful, raw and real country and so too is our country music. Paddy McHugh sings stories of the rough land and his album, Trials and Cape Tribulations tells all the tales in a fun, folk way.

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MUTO

One to get you moving, electronic producer Muto has you covered this BIGSOUND. Skilled in mixing and fusing a kaleidoscope of sounds with high quality production, Muto has been making waves in the industry and no doubt, those waves are going to continue spilling out into clubs and on stages everywhere soon enough.

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IV LEAGUE

The Melbourne four piece are out here doing things a little different. Mixing alternative rock sounds with progressive pop sensibilities, IV League are here to show BIGSOUND punters that their mosh pits are open to all and that you’re in for one helluva ride at their shows. Lock ’em in.

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HAIKU HANDS

A crew all about the creative element of performing live and delivering production of an impeccable quality, is Haiku Hands. A big blend of dance, electronic, hip hop, pop and punk is guaranteed to bring the party wherever it goes and Haiku Hands have proven to be great purveyors of these vibes. Their single “Not About You” is a perfect example.

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FANNY LUMSDEN

Fanny Lumsden oozes country New South Wales through her music. Captivating, energetic and a lot of fun live, the songwriter ensures that the audience leaves enthralled each time. Her new album Real Class Act is out soon and is sure to make you want to get your groove on.

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BLESSED

Blessed is a singer and performer out of Sydney. The indie artist has an ethereal quality about his music that is absolutely entrancing; tunes like “Mistakes” and “Love Letters” fuse effortlessly with great beats that are irresistible to bounce to.

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ODETTE

Sydney songwriter and vocalist Odette is full of soul. The self-taught pianist comes through with strength in her musicality and vocal talent, making her splash on the scene large and permanent. She captivates with her indie-pop creations and has displayed great potential as one of the country’s best new pop artists moving forward. BIGSOUND should definitely be a positive platform for the singer; be there for these shows.

Follow her on Facebook here.

BIGSOUND runs from September 5th through to September 9th. For more information, visit www.bigsound.org.au.

Contributions by Sosefina Fuamoli.