LANEWAY PRESENTS & ARIA

are thrilled to announce

three curated showcases

to kick off ARIA WEEK 2017 

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Laneway Presents, in-conjunction with ARIA, are proud to present three intimate shows at The Lansdowne Hotel for ARIA Week 2017 from November 19th – 21st. Curated by the Laneway team, these nights are a showcase of emerging acts who are representative of an exciting new wave of Australian music. Built on the same philosophy that has helped make St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival a success, Laneway Presents showcases what’s fresh for genuine lovers of music.

ARIA Week will once again see Sydney and NSW abuzz with the very best new artists and ground-breaking music industry conferences, showcasing the wealth of talent and opportunity the Australian music scene has to offer.

Kicking off the first showcase is New Zealand’s Matthew Young. Hailing from Auckland, Matthew Young makes pop music with an RnB edge, showcasing his elastic voice and skill for creating timeless pop music. His 2015 debut EP DIVE built an online following that had been eagerly awaiting his return. After a year-long hiatus, Young released his single “Collect”, which held the #1 most played spot on triple j in August.

In support is Sydney producer Muki, who fuses futuristic production with forward-thinking beats and catchy melodies and has been referred to as “Australia’s answer to Charli XCX”.

Headlining the second showcase is Melbourne two-piece recording project Good Morning. Consisting of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons, they create scuzzy, jangling indie-rock with a homespun edge. Having come in at #6 in The Future of Music’s countdown in 2016, the pair has been steadily growing their audience, performing at this year’s BIGSOUND.

In support is Brisbane’s Hatchie, who’s experienced a whirlwind 2017. After posting her debut single “Try” on triple j Unearthed, the solo act woke the next day to a manager and a booking agency for Europe and the UK. The track was recorded with John Castle (DeanLewis, Cub Sport, Jack River) and Joe Agius of fellow Brisbane band The Creases.

At the top of the bill for the third and final showcase is melodic, sing along, beer-in-the-air, headbanging-with-heart Northern Beaches punk rock band, Dear Seattle. From charting on Spotify viral charts in Australia and the UK, to receiving airplay from triple j, triple j unearthed, community radio, and RAGE, to crowd surfing their way across Australia on tour all year, Dear Seattle have arrived and they’re only just getting started.

In support is acclaimed Gold Coast four-piece indie rock band Eliza & the Delusionals. Led by colourful frontwoman Eliza Klatt, they have been making waves since their inception in early 2015, with a sound that has been likened to that of Catfish & The Bottlemen and Alex Lahey.

Further details on the ARIA Week line up will be announced in the coming weeks, culminating in the 2017 ARIA Awards with Apple Music on November 28 at The Star Sydney and broadcast around Australia on the Nine Network. 

ARIA Week and the ARIA Awards with Apple Music are presented with the support of the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.

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SUNDAY NOVEMBER 19TH
Matthew Young (New Zealand), Muki (Sydney)
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MONDAY NOVEMBER 20TH
Good Morning (Melbourne), Hatchie (Brisbane)
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TUESDAY NOVEMBER 21ST
Dear Seattle (Sydney), Eliza & The Delusionals (Gold Coast)
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Tickets on sale today, 10AM AEDT

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MATTHEW YOUNG

Hailing from New Zealand, Matthew Young makes pop music with an RnB edge, showcasing his elastic voice and skill for creating timeless pop music. His 2015 debut EP DIVE built an online following that had been eagerly awaiting his return. After a year-long hiatus, Young released his single “Collect”, which held the #1 most played spot on triple j in August. Known for the impressive visual content that accompanies his music, Young collaborated with Jordan Arts and Sean Loftin on the stunning music video “Collect” and continues to impress and expand his audience.

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MUKI

Sydney electronica artist Muki has been recognised as “Australia’s answer to Charli XCX”, who fuses futuristic production with forward-thinking beats and catchy melodies. Having just polished off a national tour with Client Liaison, Muki’s colourful pop has been influenced by the likes of Banks, MIA and The Spice Girls. In a short few months she has penned a global publishing deal with Sony ATV and had her debut track “Sassaparilla” debut at #3 on the Spotify Global Viral Charts.

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GOOD MORNING

Melbourne’s Good Morning consists of Stefan Blair and Liam Parsons. Together, they create scuzzy, likeable indie-rock with a homespun edge. Having come in at #6 in The Future of Music’s countdown in 2016, the pair have been steadily growing their audience, performing at this year’s BIGSOUND. As they recuperate after a European tour, Good Morning prepare for even more Australian shows and success.

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HATCHIE

Currently mixing her upcoming release in Japan, Brisbane’s Hatchie has experienced a whirlwind 2017. After posting her debut single “Try” on triple j Unearthed, the solo act woke the next day to a manager and a booking agency for Europe and the UK. The track was recorded with John Castle (producer of Vance Joy’s “Riptide”). Having spent a number of years in bands Go Violets and Babaganouji, Hatchie’s single embraces dream-pop melodies and shoegaze ambiance. She recently finished up a national run supporting fellow Brisbane indie rockers The Creases.

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DEAR SEATTLE

From the Northern Beaches of Sydney, Dear Seattle have been making waves in the Australian music scene with their melodic take on grunge. Having shared the stage with the likes of Citizen (US), Trophy Eyes (AUS) and Tired Lion (AUS), Dear Seattle are forecast to perform at 2018’s UNIFY. The four-piece have spent the last couple of years honing their signature sound into something truly unique and powerful. Since then, Dear Seattle have seen incredible traction following the release of The Meadows, the first single from their upcoming, sophomore EP.

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ELIZA & THE DELUSIONALS

Led by colourful front woman Eliza Klatt, Eliza & The Delusionals are a four-piece indie rock band with a sound that has been likened to that of Catfish & The Bottlemen and Alex Lahey. One of the most exciting groups currently breaking out of the Australian music scene, 2016 saw the band release  singles “The Ground” and “Salt”. In March 2017, the group were listed as triple j’s Unearthed feature artist and with “Salt” landing a nomination for ‘Song of the Year’ at the 2017 Gold Coast Music Awards, the Eliza & The Delusionals momentum only seems to be growing.

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AMNPLIFY – DB