Newsletter Signup

Become a ABC Music VIP Newsletter subscriber for all the latest ABC Music artist and label news!

Four Indigenous artists that you need in your musical rotation

 

You might know Deadly Hearts as the album collection that features some of the best Indigenous artists Australia has to offer. Now we're taking this spectacular aural experience and turning it into a visual one! Deadly Hearts the concert will hit the Adelaide Cabaret for one exclusive gig on June 7. To mark this auspicious occasion we thought you ought to meet the artists that will be gracing the inaugural Deadly Hearts stage.

Thelma Plum

A proud Gamilaraay woman, Thelma has been delighting Australians with her tunes since she took out triple j’s National Indigenous Music Award (NIMA) competition in 2012.

Fast forward seven years and a couple EPs and the world was blessed with Thelma’s debut album Better In Blak. Peaking at #4 on the ARIA charts, the album was nominated for six (six!) ARIA awards and picked up a shiny statue for Best Cover Art with Emilie Pfitzner.

Better In Blak’s title track stormed to #9 on the 2019 Hottest 100 making her the highest ranking Indigenous artist ever in the countdown.

Baker Boy

Danzal Baker, otherwise known as Baker Boy, exploded onto the scene in 2017 with his single Marryuna. The track led to Danzal taking home the triple j NIMA award for that year and he has not stopped since.

Reknowned for rapping in both English and his first language Yolŋu Matha, Danzel had made two appearance in Hottest 100 countdowns, toured with 50 Cent and was crowned the 2019 Young Australian of The Year. Not bad for an artist with a handful of singles to his name.

Tia Gostelow

Back in 2015, at just 16 years old, Tia’s track State Of Art caught the attention of triple j unearthed earning her a place in the top five of Unearthed High.

Since then she’s played at the likes of BIGSOUND and supported artists like Frightened Rabbit, Husky and Bernard Fanning.

Her debut album Thick Skin arrived in 2018 and took out Album of The Year at the 2019 Queensland Music Awards – making her the youngest recipient of the award EVER.

Aodhan

Following in the footsteps of past winner Tia Gostelow, Albion Park songwriter Aodhan won the triple j Unearthed Indigenous Initiative for 2019.

The 15-year-old won over the judges with his coastal folk track When Your Eyes Speak. He’s uploaded a number of other tracks that have had spins on both triple j and triple j Unearthed.

You can grab tickets to Deadly Hearts at Adelaide Cabaret Festival here. Listen to Deadly Hearts here and Deadly Hearts 2 here.

Global vinyl production threatened by massive production plant fire

A California-based production plant that supplies the lacquer formula used for making master vinyl discs has been destroyed by fire, casting fears about vinyl rec

Four Indigenous artists that you need in your musical rotation

You might know Deadly Hearts as the album collection that features some of the best Indigenous artists Australia has to offer.

triple j Hottest 100 winners that shocked a nation

Nary a Hottest 100 can go by without some kind of countdown calamity.

ABC Music Golden Guitar 2019 Winners

The Australian music industry celebrated the 47

Justine Clarke Wins ARIA Award for Best Children's Album

Justine Clarke has won the award for Best Children’s Album at the 2018 ARIA Awards, held at The Star on Wednesday, November 28.

 

ABC Classics wins at the 2017 ARIA Awards

At a ceremony on Tuesday 10 October at the Art Gallery of NSW, ABC Classics & Jazz were announced winners of the 2017 ARIA Awards for Best Classical, Best Jazz, Best Original Soundtrack and Bes

Recording the Piano Music of the Baltics

Tamara-Anna Cislowska launches her new album 'Into Silence', recorded in Hobart and Sydney in early 2017 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.

Restoring a 200 year old instrument to record an album

When Erin Helyard came to ABC Classics to record his new solo harpsichord album, we immediately took to Australian harpsichord maker Carey Beebe to find the perfect instrument for the task.

Mojo Juju releases new single & announces tour dates!

Mojo Juju Celebrates the Release of Pulsing New Single

‘Think Twice’ with a String of Live Dates through August/September

Caitlyn Shadbolt - 'Songs On My Sleeve' out May 26th

ONE TO WATCH! CAITLYN SHADBOLT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM ‘SONGS ON MY SLEEVE’ OUT MAY 26th