Gold Coast born and bred, the musically contemplative and soulfully brooding Amy Shark can best be described as the creatively complex girl next door. Her single "Adore" was added to triple j almost immediately after release, with the station singing its praises and adding the track to their high rotation and she featured prominently during October as the triple j Unearthed Artist of the Week.
Coming in at #2 on triple j's Hottest 100, Amy Shark's "Adore" has also been short-listed for the Top 20 APRA Song Of The Year and has continued to propel her to the centre stage. The track has since surpassed 4 million plus streams and hasn't left the streaming and Shazam charts since release, having most recently entered the ARIA Top 10 singles chart along with its recent accreditation of Gold Sales.
Produced by M-Phazes and Cam Bluff, a match made in pop-music heaven, the video clip for the single was shot and directed by Amy herself. "Every photo is at a place that means something to me from my past and my childhood," she explains. "Every shot is taken on the Gold Coast. So the video was shot in my old high school hall (Southport High) and all the outdoor takes are around my old primary school."
Amy's music is proving to have struck a chord with many. "Adore" has most recently been shortlisted in the Top 20 for APRAs Song Of The Year. With a sold-out national tour under her belt and festival spots for Groovin The Moo, A Weekend In The Gardens and The Hills Are Alive, Amy Shark is fast becoming a sought-out artist.
"I adore this song."
-Zan Rowe, triple j
"Great story telling coupled with top notch production, incredibly impressive."
-Nick Findlay, triple j
"The raw quaintness jumped out to me...Shark has nailed down a unique sound."
Oliver Riot is comprised of Benjamin and Alexander Moore, identical twins from New Mexico, USA. The brothers spent their youth busking bars, breweries, and street corners, performing gypsy music in the style of Django Reinhardt before moving to Los Angeles. Shortly following their move, Oliver Riot took home first place in the Grammy's annual "Rock The Mic Competition", showcasing emerging California artists, and were awarded studio time with legendary producer, Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Metallica, Eddie Money, etc.).
Oliver Riot just released their debut EP, Hallucinate, produced in its entirety by accomplice "Real Miilk" in the back room of a Korean Church. Alexander lived in his van parked outside of the church while creating this record, and both brothers continue to do so while recording the duo's next album. Often compared to James Vincent McMorrow, James Blake, and Passenger, Indie TrendSetters says, "Oliver riot is a dazzling point of unnoticed incandescence, an ineffable aurora devoid of deserving admirers, a true work of underground art that makes mainstream music look like superficial sham."
Based in Los Angeles, the twins just finished their second highly anticipated EP entitled Neurosis which was released December 2016.
Born in Texas what more is there to say. A musician from the beginning, born with the spirit to make people smile. A Patsy Cline, a Nina Simone, Nicole approaches her music like a true artist with just the right amount of influence and even more heart. A jazz piano, a long drawn out accordion melody or a simple guitar tune she combines the best of the music that lasts forever. Her melodies are true and stay with you. Nicole was raised in New Mexico she spent her childhood years writing music and riding skateboards. Rebellious southwestern tunes, Nicole is a great American songwriter that will continue to create music that inspires and envelopes the soul. Listen to her music because you'll regret not doing so sooner.