Fat Wreck Chords VIPs and Paul Kelly among newly announced BIGSOUND speakers

BIGSOUND keeps on churning out the good stuff, now announcing their second speaker announcement for the 2018 conference. Leading the names on this run, iconic US punk label Fat Wreck Chords are going to have a presence with label founder Erin Kelly-Burkett and Lagwagon‘s Joey Cape set to represent, with Australian legend Paul Kelly also confirmed to appear. Gusher…

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Virginia Grohl and Mardi Caught named keynote speakers at BIGSOUND 2018

The first BIGSOUND announcement came on through today, with Mardi Caught (the head of new independent marketing services company, The Annex) and Virginia Grohl (author of From Cradle to Stage) being amongst the first names announced for the September music conference. The initial round of buyers and influencers have also been announced to the program, with the added focus on…

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Interview: Lonelyspeck continues to find their voice in emerging as one of Australia’s finest young producers

The swell of support surrounding Adelaide producer and vocalist Lonelyspeck this year has simply been testament to the amount of potential one Sione Teumohenga has continued to display since 2014’s Presence EP. Since aligning with the TEEF Records crew late last year, Lonelyspeck has curried the favour of blogs, radio and industry across the board, with their 2017 EP Lave…

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Interview: Sløtface set up for a huge 2018 as the Norwegian young guns continue to finesse trailblazing profile

Norwegian group Sløtface sit across and beside me on a warm Brisbane afternoon at Ric’s Bar, as BIGSOUND continues to be built around us. It’s the first official night of the annual music conference and festival and Sløtface are one of the most highly anticipated – and international – bands on the bill. Their debut album, Try Not to Freak Out,…

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