If you’re an Australian of a certain age (ie. me), and you hear the name Andrew Farriss, your ears immediately prick up. The acclaimed singer songwriter has long been synonymous with Aussie rock legends INXS, for whom he was not just a founding member, but also the keyboardist, guitarist and main composer.
Ignescent from Chicago are a female-fronted rock band who bring intensity, fury, power, and passion to their music, equal to or surpassing any other. Led by vocalist Jennifer Benson, they started in 2008 when she united with lead guitarist Deven Elion, drummer Chris Calix, rhythm guitarist Joey Sepulveda, and bass guitarist Ian Sebastian.
Oakland California band Whiskerman formed seven years ago, and have established for themselves a formidable reputation, based on their incredible songwriting and lyricism, and stupendous live performance. Their latest single, ‘Belly Of The Beast’, comes ahead of their new album, ‘Kingdom Illusions’, set for release on March 6.
twocolors came together in 2015, when Pierro and Emil met at a party in Berlin. Writing and producing together, the pair have a unique style, mixing electronica and pop, which sees their individual talents coming together to create exciting and powerful music. Their previous single, ‘Follow You’, which featured Muringa, has so far exceeded 13 million Spotify streams, and has seen more than 3.4 million views on YouTube.
Nashville based rock band The Criticals were formed in 2018 by Parker Forbes and Cole Shugart. Their music and live performances are noted for their high energy, and when you realise they get their inspiration from the likes of The Stone Roses, Janes Addiction, The Doors, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes, and The Libertines, you get maybe an inkling of what they sound like.