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View: THE HARPOONS PORTRAIT SERIES

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND 2017 artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

Weirdo Wasteland favourites The Harpoons graciously gave their time to pose for some shots. The band is on the cusp of releasing its second album Amaro, which will be out Friday April 13. Before that album arrives, The Harpoons are sharing new single ‘Pressure’, which follows on from previous tunes ‘Do You Want My Love’ and ‘Reassurance’.

Have a look at the gallery, then check out ‘Pressure’ below.

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View: GOOD BOY PORTRAIT SERIES

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

Today, we present a photo series featuring rough-and-tumble Brisbane trio Good Boy. Check out the full gallery below!

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View: MISS BLANKS AT BIGSOUND 2017

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

The next in the series features Brisbane hip-hop artist Miss Blanks. This year Miss Blanks released her EP Diary of a Thotaholic, and will be touring along the east coast in January. Check out the gallery below!

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View: BODY TYPE AT BIGSOUND 2017

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

Today. we’ve got a fantastic gallery from the equally fantastic Body Type. Check out the full gallery below!

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View: TWO STEPS ON THE WATER AT BIGSOUND 2017

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

The latest in the series is Melbourne-based ensemble Two Steps on the Water. Not long after BIGSOUND the band released Sword Songs, the second long-form record from the group. The album’s brutal emotionality and disarming nature immediately set it amongst the best releases of the year, matching expectations set highly at the band’s BIGSOUND showcase performances. Check out the gallery below!

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View: BOAT SHOW AT BIGSOUND 2017

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week.

The latest in the series is Fremantle, West Australian outfit Boat Show. The five-piece – consisting of Ali Flintoff, Jennifer Aslett, Indigo Foster-Tuke, Stella Donnelly and George Foster – was one of the most talked-about acts of the week, blowing away audiences with their blend of frenzied punk. Check out the gallery below!

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VIEW: HOLIDAY PARTY AT BIGSOUND 2017

For a week in September, Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley becomes the focal point for the Australian music industry as the BIGSOUND Festival kicks off. Hundreds of industry members, punters and musicians assemble to see the next wave of acts perform live across several official and unofficial showcase performances.

Weirdo Wasteland, in conjunction with photographer Jeff Andersen Jnr. and Jet Black Cat Music, put a call out to some BIGSOUND artists we admire to enlist them for a series of portraits taken at Bloodhound Bar throughout the week. The latest in the series is of Brisbane’s Holiday Party. We pitched Holiday Party’s Mel Tickle some questions about the band’s journey so far, as well as the ideas and concepts that are informing their sound currently. Have a read and check out the gallery below.

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Take me back to the beginning – who is in Holiday Party and how did it begin?
Holiday Party was formed by Luke McDonald and myself a couple of years ago – Luke was working on a film soundtrack and asked me to sing some vocals on one of the tracks that was in consideration. It was such an enjoyable experience that we decided to keep writing and recording between touring with our other bands and see what we could create.

Members of Holiday Party have performed in different outfits in the past; was there something in particular that you were looking for in a new outlet that was different than what you’d done before?
The biggest difference between Holiday Party and our other bands (The John Steel Singers, PYNES, Robert Forster, Little Scout) is the songwriting process – our other bands have guitars, bass, synths and drums, which we absolutely love. We’re now constructing songs with samples of those instruments from iPhones and dumped sessions, reworking them and processing them to create something completely new from the stuff that usually just ends up filling hard drives. It’s gonna sound cheesy but there’s a tiny glimmer of a memory attached to every sample. From there we’ve worked out how to play them live – our friends Peter Bernoth (synths, piano) and Scott Bromiley (bass, samples) have joined Holiday Party! They’re both lovely and incredibly proficient musicians and songwriters, so we’re especially lucky to have them join in.

How long did it take before you honed in on a sound that excited you?
The first song we created for the film was definitely the defining moment. It didn’t quite make it into the movie and we’ll probably release it in 2018.

For the uninitiated, how would you describe the type of music Holiday Party creates?
Luke’s friend described it as ‘junkyard pop’ – I really like that. We’re influenced by artists that make interesting electronic pop music like Beach House, Animal Collective, The Avalanches, J Dilla, and lots of other stuff.

What ideas or concepts are you using Holiday Party to express?
Our concept was to create an album based around a teenage house party gone wrong. We want to make off-kilter pop that you can either dance to or recline to.

What do you notice fans are catching on to the most with Holiday Party so far?
I’m not really sure! Hopefully the amount of fun we had making these songs in the studio have translated into the music. That would be sweet.

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