The Lowlands deliver an ethereal sound grounded in nature by singer Ella Hunt's stunning lyricism. Though it seems relevant to mention they share members with a number of Canberra bands, notably Azim Zain & His Lovely Bones and Helena Pop, The Lowlands have mastered a style unlike any of the aforementioned projects. They're very aptly self described as a 'care package of jazz, blues, and folk'.

We've been sitting on this session (for just a little too long), with the filming taking place last winter while the band were on tour with Tim Rogers. Shout out to Ben & Kirsty for letting us use their cosy little backyard. 

Little Unsung

A Springtime Dream

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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'. 

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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.

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