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BIGSOUND Wrap Up

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We are beyond proud that 123 Agency acts absolutely smashed Bigsound 2017, with a mammoth amount of acts showcasing in Brisbane last week.  

Check out a sneak peak at 123 Agency acts who showcased below: 

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BIGSOUND REVIEWS:

APAKATJAH

opened up in an emotional, educational and essential discussion on the role of culture, creativity and categorisation in the music industry at BIGSOUND.’ Themusic.com.au

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CLEA

Clea played one show at Bigsound, and DJ’ed at our unofficial bigsound party, both times capturing the audience. News.com.au noted that ‘From the minute she walked onto the stage the crowd were cast under her spell, totally enamoured with her brooding, almost husky vocal delivery.

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DEAR SEATTLE

ABC has given Didirri and Dear Seattle outstanding reviews, and have listed both as two of the 10 Best Artists at Bigsound 2017, saying that they ‘brought the biggest buzz.

They continued by saying that Dear Seattle are ‘looking likely to be Australia’s favourite new makers of melodic punk and fist-in-the-air grunge belters.’, and to prove this, the only real endorsement for this up and coming rockers comes from James Tidwell (Violent Soho) jamming to the band front and centre.

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DIDIRRI

Didirri’s Bigsound presence was huge, and he immediately shot to the top of everyone’s ‘must-see’ lists after the first night. He ‘had the industry-thick room – and a similarly crammed hallway full of people settling for hearing him if they couldn’t see him – absolutely spellbound.‘ – ABC

Unsurprisingly, Didirri wowed all audiences throughout both his performances at Bigsound 2017, ABC stating that ‘You could hear a pin drop in the room, not to mention a bunch of hearts beating ever louder with each new song with (to quote Double J) “disarming charm and a voice form the gods.“‘ – ABC

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IV LEAGUE

Melbourne band IV League brought it to Bigsound, ‘with a new single (the well-executed Trick Pony) on the horizon, a super-solid cut just behind them (Change My Mind, also more than soundly delivered) and an EP due early next year, … there’s no denying their potential, which shines through from all members around the central brightness of frontwoman Bella Venutti’s mellifluous yet powerful vocals.

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MADDY JANE

Maddy Jane not only rocked Bigsound stages, but also jammed with TheMusic.com.au for an exclusive acoustic set. Scenestr‘s review noted that Maddy is ‘EXCEPTIONALLY natural on stage, whether that be from practice or born ability (I presume it’s more the latter); you can’t help but get the impression that performing is exactly what she’s supposed to be doing.’

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OCEAN ALLEY

Ocean Alley packed out their two shows at Bigsound 2017, ‘full is an understatement, before the band begin with fan fave Overgrown, there’s no space for even the oxygen within the venue. Playing both Yellow Mellow and brand-new hit single The Comedown, the entirety of the 256 is clearly having a wonderful time catching this six-piece absolutely shred into the grooviest set of BIGSOUND so far.‘ – TheMusic.com.au

This isn’t your typical lazy Sunday haze, all mellow and face down in the grass on a hot afternoon. Their songs have backbone, a structural element that keeps you attentive.’Scenestr

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SLOW DANCER

Slowdancer played three sets at Bigsound 2017, and he ‘brought the laid back vibes to Ric’s Backyard to kick off the evening sessions. With a minimal backing band, his Jack Johnson-esque vocals gave everyone a chance to sit back and appreciate a voice that is as warm as it is cool.‘ – Lunchbox TV . He is now embarking on his 12 date headline US tour, taking place over September and October.

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THE VANNS 

Performance wise, he (Jimmy Vann – Frontman) quite literally ticked every, single box in satisfying the ‘rock & roll’ stereotype; his movements in their entirety are as smooth and natural as all-organic peanut butter, not a hint of awkwardness or doubt while juggling vocals, with guitar, interacting with band members, with the crowd, with stage presence, with dancing.‘ – Scenestr

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THE BELLIGERENTS

Scoring a huge 9/10 for their new album ‘Science Fiction‘, from the AU Review, and a feature album last week on triple j, they celebrated with a secret show at Bigsound as a part of I OH YOU’s party.

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WEST THEBARTON

Scenestr went on to review everyones favourite Adelaide band, West Thebarton, who ‘are NOISY”, their set confirmed that ‘the band’s relentless energy is hard not to get wrapped up in.’ Raving about their raw energy, Scenestr continued saying ‘watching the boys attack their instruments with that much passion and vigour adds so much to the experience it’s like they’ve mastered a whole new instrument; the benefits of being born entertainers.

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WHARVES

There wasn’t anything WHARVES needed to do other than start smashing out into the floor tom and snare to get their modest crowd right into motion. With no delays in-between their first two tracks, their performance is overall quite impressive, shredding into flashy guitar lead-lines mixed relatively glowingly with drums, bass and vocals that’ll heavenly bless your ears. As the boys close their set with fan favourite It’s You, around the New Globe Theatre, the realisation that their brief set has already ended seems almost impossible.‘ – TheMusic.com.au

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Here at 123 Agency, we really kicked off Bigsound with a BANG!

We brought beers and beats to The Brightside on Wednesday for our non-stop unofficial Bigsound party. Pairing 123 Agency DJ’s and Stone & Wood is always a good time, and this year we were celebrating all of our artists who continue to grow and smashing out sold out shows all year round.

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Relive Bigsound 2017 here:

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See you next year, Bigsound!

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AMNPLIFY – DB