Gigs and good times shot on Sydney’s stages
There’s so much incredible new music every week by emerging, DIY, and independent artists in Australia, but these are my favourite five releases this week.
Based on the numbers, I find emerging artists who are picking up notable amounts of playlister support for their new music, and who are also growing their audiences at a rapid clip. These are the artists you want on your radar.
The best to ever play, playing live on Sydney’s stages. Featuring a legends-only Sydney gig guide, previews, and live reviews – you can’t beat a classic.
Every month I make a digital fanzine version to show off the photos of the shows, and the best tracks released in the month prior.
Only brand-new tracks from the best artists in Australia, updated every Friday
If new Australian music is your thing, I’ve put together a couple of guides to help you out.
Who’s getting the most adds on the best playlists, who’s getting the most Spotify support on New Music Friday, and how new music playlists behave in Australia.
Who’s getting the most adds on the most credible new music playlists in Australia? My robots scour them every week to find out – discover who’s lighting up the tastemaker’s tastebuds here.
If you *really* want to go down the rabbit hole, this is for you. Which playlists post the newest music by the newest artists? Find out here, plus which playlist to approach for support, and when.
Feeding the algorithm until it bursts and dies
Follow on Instagram for live music pics, new music roundups, and who’s getting the most playlist adds.
Follow on TikTok for all the burst mode shots from the shows. They’re kind of fun, I like them.
Across 2023, I playlisted over 2,500 tracks, and shot nearly 400 sets by over 300 different artists. I loved it all, but I thought I’d have a crack at pulling together the fifty artists who gave me the most musical joy, made me mash the repeat button the most, or who just plain blew my brain.