The Watchers are a 4 piece hard rock band from North Brisbane. Blending influences from all genres, and years. Fusing spanky lead lines, with crunchy rhythms, and some yelling thrown in for good measure. Bringing you songs about surfing, whiskey, and music, and the story of Cosmic Jay, a cosmic time traveler sent to save the world from itself.Our single “Surrendering” is available on Spotify now, here’s what the experts say about the track.A massive new single, ‘Surrendering’ arrives as a refreshing, hard-hitting, and brilliantly emotional rock anthem that perfectly captures The Watchers’ sound. A tour de force of deft composition and distinct, emotive vocals, ‘Surrendering’ is a song that is defiantly nostalgic, casting more than just a subtle glance back into the peak era of Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Sound Garden. It’s a song of passionate sounds that are thrown together into a gritty, but wonderfully organic mix, giving not only weight to the song, but also a sense of joy and levity that a lot of post-rock grunge strayed far from. 9/10 -Broken 8 Records.From the first few moments I found myself into this, the musicianship and the leading vocal during those verses present a distinctly nostalgic (and authentically so) aura. The guitar work and the drums feel real and right there in the moment – something you miss occasionally in a world full of electronically sampled set-ups. In addition, the band’s leading vocalist seeks to passionately pour lyrics and melody into the song, in a partly slurred partly crisp rock and roll manner, seeming both gritty and carefree; inherently connected to the subject at hand, but naturally letting everything flow. It feels, early on, like the perfect song for this band to perform. - Stereo Stickman
HUGO STRANGER & THE RATTLERS
A Brisbane based band playing high energy shows with sounds of 60s surf pop, blues and spaghetti western. Spending the last year honing their songs, 2020 will see them release a debut album. Singles 'By Your Side' & 'Hold On' are out now.
Homeless Yellow are a Brisbane based, four piece acoustic band. They have been playing together since 2006. It Started as a side project for the boys who have come from diverse musical backgrounds. Homeless yellow has turned from a side project into an enjoyable band that keeps gaining momentum. They have toured around the country playing everywhere from country pubs, sleepy surf towns to sleepless cities. The diversity of the band leaves a taste that's hard to categories, it's a blend that just tastes good! the sound grabs people no matter there walk of life and unites them in song.
Stapylton Street seamlessly flow between folk, pop/reggae and country rock. Playful and positive vibes are created by the band through their clever lyrics, upbeat tempo and use of a wide range of instruments, always leaving audiences wanting more.
Ailish & Natalie are Saint Skirts, An upcoming folk pop indie duo from Nth Brisbane who have been honing their craft for 8 years. Best friends with a few live performances now under their belt the girls are fast gaining a following with their harmonic melodies and fresh approach to the music they are writing and performing including many popular covers.Forming in 2019 after 8 years of sharing a passion for music and performing together, Saint Skirts burst into the Brisbane music scene. Covering many songs by their favourite artists, they put their own twist on many timeless, classics and popular mainstream songs. Their love of acoustic rock and pop has inspired a number of their own original songs and their own personal style. Captivating audiences in venues all around Brisbane Saint's Skirt are excited to explore the music industry further and want to continue performing and release their original music in the near future.
In 2016 Alex had a 4 track EP out named “Keep On Keeping On” and with that hype he made his way back into the studio to record and release his 11 Track LP entitled “Time for Change” in his last year of high school. Since then he has performed countless shows over the Queensland and New South Wales Region including Sea Shepherd Ocean Defence Day, Cooly Rocks On, Redcliffe Festival of Sails, Australia Day on Bribie Island, Generate Music Festival, Redcliffe Hills Carnival, Redcliffe Food and Wine Fest, Rocking for Bushfire Relief and Many More.
At the end of 2019 Alex performed along side some big names including Russell Morris, Spectrum, Jon Stevens and Matt Taylor at VetRock in Melbourne, VIC. Now looking on to 2020 Alex will be entering the studio again to release new music coming soon.
Alex now has his sound well sealed into the Brisbane Blues and Roots scene. His sound is a unique blend of Folky Blues and Roots accompanied by his inventive electric sound. Fuse this with his dynamic live shows and
high energy performances that leave the audiences fully immersed.