Ngaiire: After releasing her debut album Lamentations last July, things are really starting to pick up the pace for this Papua New Guinea-born songstress. Proving that you don’t have to be a shiny pop singer to have success, she pervades listeners with her simpering vocals and mix of electronic and hip-hop-inspired beats. It is this unique sound that nabbed her a support gig with John Legend and Alicia Keys on their Australian tour and will ensure a night of melodic grooves.
Thu, May 29th, The Basement, Circular Quay.
The Paper Kites: A North American tour with ex-Alexisonfire man Dallas Green and his City and Colour outfit is an achievement that most can only dream of, yet this Melbourne quintet have made it a reality. Recently releasing their debut album States has seen them enter the ARIA charts in the top 20. It’s their dreamy, simpering ballads that make them an ear-turner. Expect to hear some examples from their previous EPs Woodland and Young North.
Fri, May 30th, Enmore Theatre.
Hello Satellites: This Melbourne six-piece is the project of Eva Popov, a valiant solo artist who has combined with Amy Tankard, Georgia Harvey, Cathryn Kohn, Peter Emptage and George Weis to release their debut album 84000. Folk music with a stark pop sensibility, this album was created with the help of producers Nick Huggins, J Walker and Joe Hammond. This will be the chance to appreciate this album in a live setting.
Sat, May 31th, The Newsagency, Marrickville.
Gabrielle Aplin: Sydney is exhibiting a healthy slice of girl power this week! This English folk rose released her debut album English Rain last year to high-rated reviews in her home land, peaking at number two in the UK album chart and eventually selling over 100,000 copies. This performance will be an acoustic gem, showing just how far she’s come since the days of YouTube uploads. She will be joined by special guest, D at Sea.
Sun, June 1st, Oxford Art Factory, Darlinghurst.
Ellie Goulding: Speaking of British beauties, this ex-Skrillex lover will also be making a return to our shores. She has played the likes of Future Music Festival as well as her own live shows and Ms Goulding will wow on this one night with her hits Burn, Anything Could Happen, and Lights plus much more. Tonight she will be supported by Auckland duo Broods.
Tue, June 3rd, Hordern Pavilion, The Entertainment Quarter.
Daniel Champagne: A well travelled young man, Champagne will be utilising tonight’s performance to launch his latest album The Gypsy Moon – Volume II. He has visited the shores of the UK, North America, parts of Europe and New Zealand, which gave him endless inspiration and led him to create this next batch of well-crafted acoustic folk intricacies. His simplistic and velvety voice is enticing enough to get groovers amongst the beauty of his release. (CD)
Wed, June 4th, Newtown Social Club, King St.