Set to lead the charge as one of Australia's most exciting musical exports, Banoffee is the solo project of Melbourne based singer and producer Martha Brown. Her recipe of new wave, R’n’B, meshed with gliding synths, syncopated beats and textured vocals have become a staple in the electronic-pop music scene – with her sophomore EP Do I Make You Nervous? another example of this unique artist’s brilliance.
With a fresh and non-committal attitude to any one musical style, the Banoffee title is also the result of Brown’s complete submission to every part of her music until utter satiation. Her irresistible sound has made certain that her schedule has remained replete with national and international tours, awards and new music, and she’s jumped into the new year with enthusiasm. This year has already been off to a busy start with slots at Falls Festival in Lorne, followed by the Laneway Festival tour circuit which saw her sharing the stage with the likes of Grimes, Flume and Chvrches.
Her music gives shape to a novel sense of empowerment, with her delicate vocals combined with fierce lyrics making each of her songs a vessel for not only herself, but also the listener. With two EP releases over the past two years having garnered nods from The Victoria Music Awards and the likes of Spotify and Tumblr highlighting her as artists to watch, she now turns her attention to further releases as she hones her constantly developing talents.
Kianah Jay, better known as her stage name TwoLips, is a Native American and Black singer, songwriter, dancer, poet, and creative director. With influences like Sade, Santana, Earth, Wind, and Fire, and Prince, TwoLips’ sound can be found at the intersection of R&B, Funk, and Pop. Blogs have described TwoLips’ music as “new frequency”. Since releasing her debut EP entitled “Yellow Gold” (produced by Josh Reinhardt) in August, 2017, TwoLips and her live band have played prominent venues throughout Southern California, Paris, and Bordeaux with upcoming dates in LA, Warsaw, and Berlin. TwoLips is currently in the studio and preparing for the release of her new single and music video “Slow Sex”, a playful reclamation of pleasure.