MARINA MITCHELL

Blue Mountains export, Marina Mitchell, is one to keep an eye on. Having recently made a new home in Melbourne, Marina's authenticity is so present, bringing the vulnerability of bedroom recordings to a live stage. This year has started strong, with a loving swarm of Triple J Unearthed attention for her stunningly fragile track, 'London', and a spot on a number of excellent shows, including Signal Midwest's Melbourne show and Lost Boy Records' Still Lost Fest in Sydney. 

We first caught up with Marina at the end of a week of New Years festivities to record two songs in a Footscray backyard, including her brilliant single 'Slipping' and live show staple, 'Dumplings & TV'. 

Dumplings & TV:

Slipping:

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SIGNALS MIDWEST

Max Stern has become a familiar face here in Australia. Having toured twice before, the first time 'round in 2014 with Wil Wagner (The Smith Street Band) and Sydney's Pinch Hitter and a second tour with the latter two years ago, it was only a matter of time before he brought over his main project, indie punk band, Signals Midwest.

We caught up with Max during a short run of solo shows with Pinch Hitter before the start of Signals' very first Australian tour, which sees them wrap things up as a part of the ridiculously stacked line up of Pool House Party in Melbourne. We filmed two songs for this session, a Signals song previously released on his latest solo EP, and an incredible collaboration with Pinch Hitter for their song, Never Meant Again.

Your New Old Apartment:

Never Meant Again:

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VETTY VIALS

After a few years as a solo musician, Sydney's Vetty Vials has teamed up with a band to bring her country tinged folk punk new life. Vetty & The Sandpit Turtles released their debut EP, I Am Okay, I Promise, this year and made their Melbourne debut at Whisk & Key's Not Fest 5, with Adelaide and Canberra shows up next this month. 

We caught up with Vetty in a Footscray park to film 'Closer Than' off the EP and a new song called, 'Say'.

Closer Than:

Say:

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