Here it is… Part TWO of our breakdown of the acts playing GTM this year.
Crooked Colours: They’re from Perth. They’re electro-indie-cool. They’ve played St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival and they’re doing a huge national tour in support of their second album Laganta. These guys got some huge attention from triple j back in 2013, with glowing reviews from both Zan Rowe and Richard Kingsmill. They won the Laneway opportunity there, and did some great stuff before taking an 18-month break to hone their craft. They are back, bigger and better than ever, and if you can’t make it to one of their headline shows in May, GTM is your best bet.
Watch: Crooked Colours – Flow (Live on triple j)
DMA’S: Also a trio, these guys are from Sydney and their Britpop revival sound has won them scores of fans across the globe. They were nominated for a bunch of ARIAs last year for their second album, For Now, but it was the insane hype around them back when they began which really left a mark on everyone. They went from never playing a live show together to having a debut EP land just outside the iTunes top 10 in a matter of a few weeks. It was virtually unheard of. The crowd crush at Falls Festival a few years ago was from the crowd rushing to get from DMA’S set to London Grammar‘s. No chance of a similar incident at GTM, but you probably don’t want to miss these guys if you’ve never seen them before.
Watch: DMA’S – Delete (live at Splendour In The Grass)
Duckwrth: Duckwrth is from South Central Los Angeles, and it was his unexpected success in Australia that confirmed his path in music – something he’d considered giving up as recently as 2016. “My song, ‘Michuul‘ is on repeat on Triple J — that’s like their Power 105,” he told XXL Mag last year. “My homies who produce out there, Sachi, they was on IG like, ‘Look here bro, it’s on the radio,’ they had the lil’ zoom-in video and shit… There was a moment where I was gonna just say ‘fuck it’ and do graphic design, advertisements and shit, garment design,” he says. “Just with the state of where hip-hop was, I was over it. And just the fact that it was such a struggle because I been making awesome, creative music, but it wasn’t hitting the way it should.” He played at GTM Bunbury last year and the crowd was so stoked he’s been asked to join the national tour this year, so you probably want to catch him while you can.
Watch: Duckwrth – Michuul
Fisher: A Queensland-born music producer now living in LA, Fisher has had huge success in music for someone that was a pro surfer not all that long ago. In July last year – a year after debuting his first song – he released his track Losing It, which reached number one on the ARIA Club Tracks chart, was nominated for Best Dance Release at the ARIA Awards, made the top 50 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Songs and Dance Club Songs, making number one on the latter chart and earning him a nomination for Best Dance Recording at this year’s Grammys. You may also remember Losing It as the number two track on this year’s Hottest 100. He’s selling out shows and playing massive festivals overseas now, so we might not see him back here for a while after his GTM shows.
Watch: Fisher – Losing It (live at Tomorrowland)
Flosstradamus: Formerly a duo, Flosstradamus is now a one-man show. As a pair they were early pioneers of the trap genre, and came to attention with their remix of Major Lazer‘s Original Don. Flosstradamus has remixed some of music’s best, produced songs like Iggy Azalea‘s Flexin and Finessin, and released singles featuring names like Waka Flocka Flame, Post Malone, Lil Jon, GTA and Dillion Francis. The Chicago native doesn’t tour Australia very often, so GTM is a good opportunity to see him in the regional centres.
Watch: Flosstradamus – Live at EDC Las Vegas 2017
G Flip: We’re just going to give you her official GTM bio here, because it basically tells you all you need to know! “Melbourne singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist G Flip (Georgia Flipo), locked herself in her bedroom studio for all of 2017 and taught herself how to write and produce her own songs. And she taught herself well! The results were her self-produced debut single ‘About You’ and follow up ‘Killing My Time’ – both addictive, bittersweet, shimmering pop hits and both charting prominently in triple j’s Hottest 100.”
Watch: G Flip – Drink Too Much
Did you miss Part One of our Who’s Who of Groovin The Moo list? Check it out here and stay tuned for tomorrow’s instalment!