PAGAN with Crave Death, Blind Girls & Masochist. Crowbar, Brisbane Saturday 18 August, 2018 At 8pm on a Saturday …
Brisbane’s annual Bigsound Festival is back again this year with a whole new range of up and coming acts to bless your ears.
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Taking place in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley 4-7 September, Bigsound is a great opportunity to take in a huge array of local Australian talent across four huge days of musical goodness. With over 150 artists to see over the weekend, it can be pretty hard to narrow it down to just a few, but here are some of our top picks that you absolutely can’t miss this year!
BETWEEN YOU & ME:
Between You & Me have just released their debut album, Everything is Temporary through Hopeless Records, and are about to hit the road on their national headline tour later in the year. Be sure to catch the pop-punk powerhouses on home soil before Hopeless whisks them away for too many international opportunities with their great new record.
Although you probably recognise the members of this 90s inspired punk rock band from heavier local acts like House vs Hurricane, the boys in Bad Juju are bringing something brand new to the table with this band. They’re already touring with the likes of Trophy Eyes and Dream On Dreamer, so you know they’re onto something good with this one! Oh yeah, and they’re coming to Halloween Hysteria! GET PUMPED
Another Melbourne act that’s ready to take Brisvegas by storm in September is hardcore 5-piece, Cast Down. After winning the triple j unearthed competition, Cast Down opened the main stage at Download Festival earlier this year with their unique sound. If you’re feeling something a little heavier this Bigsound Fest, check out these guys.
EAT YOUR HEART OUT:
Hailing from Newcastle, Eat Your Heart Out have a long list of achievements, including a record deal with Fearless Records and sharing the stage with huge names like Simple Plan and Real Friends. The alt-rock quintet have three EPs worth of tracks to add to their setlist for this year’s event, so be sure to watch them take The Valley by storm with tracks from last year’s release, Mind Games.
Adelaide locals, Sleep Talk are about to become a force to be reckoned with after the release of their debut album later this year. Over the last 12 months, the South Australian boys have established themselves as valuable members of the Australian music scene, touring nationally with acts like Ambleside, Reactions and The Story So Far in their short lifespan. Don’t sleep on these guys, they’re destined for great things.
THE BEAUTIFUL MONUMENT:
Returning to Bigsound for a second year in a row, the girls in The Beautiful Monument are back with two new members, ready to show us all what they’ve been working on since last year’s performance. 2018 has been a huge year for the Melbourne four-piece, playing shows with the likes of In Hearts Wake and Dream On Dreamer, scoring a spot on this year’s UNIFY Gathering line up and working hard on their second album, with new music set to be released later this year.
Hailing from Sydney, Bare Bones are all about hearty, energetic rock music featuring some impressive, strong vocals. Since forming in 2013, the five-piece punk rockers have blessed our ears with two killer EPs, a full length and have supported the likes of Northlane and Every Time I Die. Check them out for a feisty amalgamation of all the best bits of punk, rock and hardcore. Also appearing at Halloween Hysteria
Arteries featured at UNIFY Gathering this year, they supported Architects and now they’re taking the stage at Bigsound to show us all what they’re made of. With influences like The Dillinger Escape Plan and Converge, we’re expecting big things from the Sydney heavy hitters in the near future, watch this space. Also appearing at Halloween Hysteria.
To put it simply, VOIID are a f*cking badass group of girls who are ready to scream profanity and aren’t sorry about it. The Brisbane punk 4-piece have a pretty impressive resume despite only forming back in 2015, supporting bands like Grinspoon, Skeggs and Drunk Mums. We’re hoping to see a debut album from the girls in early 2019, so be sure to check them out at Bigsound for a sneak peek of what’s to come. Also appearing at Halloween Hysteria.
5-piece alternative metalcore boys, Thornhill need no introduction. The Melbourne locals have gained huge traction recently, especially following the release of their latest single, Limbo, so we’re expecting them to make some pretty big waves in the scene in the coming months. Catch them at Bigsound later this year to see what all of the hype is about.