Travis Caudle is an Australian-born singer/songwriter, who now calls North America his second home, that specializes in guitar-based songs that are lyrically preoccupied with transcending the trappings of the mind, living in the present moment and reinvention. He has toured all over Australia and North America, invited to perform at a number of international festivals including and his music has been featured in The CW’s Gossip Girl and ABC’s FlashForward. His latest EP, It’s Just You, was released in December and recorded with Grammy-nominated Australian producer Mark Moffatt, best known for his work with Neil & Tim Finn, Divinyls and Keith Urban. A seasoned touring artist, Travis has performed over 600 tour dates in the past five years, supporting a variety of diverse artists including Kasey Chambers, Sia, The Black Crowes, Marty Willson-Piper of The Church, Hinder and many more.
STREAM: “Somewhat Grey”
Some of the most successful bands in Australia hail from Sydney: AC/DC, Midnight Oil, INXS, Divinyls, Icehouse, The Church, Wolfmother and the list continues to grow. Sydney’s latest offering may not be included on that list just yet, but their talent shouldn’t stop them from being a global success. Enter Oli (guitar/vocals) and Tom (drums) who, together, are The Faults. Formed in a garage, ironically, the duo released their five-track Patients EP in 2012 which was produced be The E.L.F. (ex-Gerling frontman Darren Cross). Their 60s indie lo-fi rock sound has increased interest from both radio programmers and A&R executives with their demo single “Alexander,” which can be recommended to the fans of Jack White, The Strokes, The Libertines and The Raconteurs. The song is an absolute smash and surprisingly has yet to be discovered by Australian radio; The Faults have the ability to export globally like artists such as The Temper Trap, Gotye and Birds of Tokyo and are on the cusp of great global success.
Born in 2013 amidst the ashes of three totally diverse bands, Melbourne’s Villainettes create music from a dark and strange place. Impressive shimmering synth-like guitars, pumping beats of claustrophobia and bass full of hypnotic grit, drive their sound. With influences ranging from The Stone Roses, Joy Division and The Horrors, the quartet that includes members Michael Lindquist, Jonathan Reisacher, Francis White and Josh Dawes, have a distinct energetic restlessness burning in their souls. Their sound radiates a musical mix of The Temper Trap and Arcade Fire on a musical sound clash with The Pixies. Having recently recorded their debut EP with legendary producer, Paul “Woody” Annsion and soon to begin working on their debut album, it’s now time to bring their demon to life! Their single “Death Notice” has recently started to get support in the U.S. on Specialty Radio shows on such stations as KNDD Seattle, KNRK Portland, KAFA Colorado Springs, KFRR Fresno, KWSS Phoenix, WLKK Buffalo and many others before any Australian radio support to date.
STREAM: “Death Notice”
Dustin Tebbutt relocated from Sydney, Australia to Sweden for two years where he wrote and recorded his music. The result was the four track EP, The Breach (Eleven Music). Dustin wrote, produced and mixed the EP as well as played the majority of the music, which pays musical homage to Sigur Rós and Jose Gonzales. His debut single “The Breach” touched the hearts of many fans but also received support at radio; the song entered the Top 50 on Triple J’s Hottest 100 annual poll and other Australian radio advocates including FBi and Unearthed Radio. Zane Lowe at UK’s BBC Radio 1 gave the track multiple spins along with airplay support Dustin earned on the influential Netherlands station, Radio 3FM as well as early support last year in the U.S. and worldwide via various tastemaker radio stations on the Passport Approved syndicated radio program. The EP is nearing Gold sales in Australia and he continues to impact globally, selling out shows in New York, London and Amsterdam.
STREAM: “The Breach”