Live music: ARTEXPRESS 2017
Hear the sounds from young local musicians
In conjunction with ARTEXPRESS, we celebrate the talent of young musicians with performances by some of the leading bands and vocalists from Sydney.
Image: Lupa J
Lupa J first came to the attention of music lovers as a finalist for an unprecedented two years running in Triple J radio’s Unearthed High competition in 2014 and 2015. While in her final year of school she released a series of cult singles including ‘Waiting for her’, ‘Quiet here’, ‘Armour’ and ‘Dirty skin’, which were championed internationally by the likes of I-D Magazine and Rookie. 2016 has seen her earn supports for Grimes’s Sydney show and Sarah Blasko’s national tour. In August Lupa J played her first headline shows in Sydney and Melbourne to launch her EP, My right name. Her remix of Woodes’ song ‘The thaw’ was acclaimed by OWLSA blog Nest HQ as ‘brilliant and outlandish’.
Wednesday 8 February 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Portamento is a reverb-y project crafted by Emma Sinn. With ethereal-sounding vocals, simplistic drum samples and continuous guitar loops, she creates unique multi-layered yet minimalistic pop songs. Emma released her first single, ‘Me and the Moon’, at the end of 2014, followed by her live debut in early 2015. Having just graduated from high school, she has already been described by Triple J’s Dave Ruby Howe as ‘getting more and more interesting the more music she releases’.
Wednesday 15 February 2017 7:30pm – 8:15pm
Sydney-based quartet Capewolf combines classic, guitar-driven indie-pop with an electronic sensibility. The current line-up has been together for two years, during which time the band has released its EP Just like heaven, the single of the same name receiving regular airplay on Triple J’s Unearthed. 2016 marked a progression in the band’s music, moving towards a dreamy, synth-heavy sound heard in their single ‘Emily’. The group have been working hard on perfecting their live show, performing regularly around Sydney, supporting the likes of The Ninjas and The Dandelion, as well as appearing on local festival line-ups alongside Art of Sleeping, Hockey Dad, E^ST and more.
Wednesday 22 February 2017 7:30pm – 8:30pm