Who better to ask for music tips than Joyride? The Sydney artist has become known for his impeccable taste in tunes, be it his own original tracks or in this case, up-and-coming Aussie artists he has been keeping an eye on.
Coming off the back of a huge 2017 that saw his latest track ‘Aunty Tracey’s Cookies’ come in at #111 in triple j‘s Hottest 200 over the weekend, we caught up with Joyride to chew the fat – music wise – resulting in a carefully curated list of Aussie hopefuls he believes we should all be looking out for this year.
To warm you up for his headline slot at Sosueme in Bondi this week, we suggest you dive into his 10 artists to watch in 2018. We promise you’ll come out of it with a few bangers.
What a leg end. 2017 was the set up for what I reckon will be a monster year for her. Super interesting producer. Mad live show. Album en route. Get em!!!
Anfa has been bubbling for a minute, but it seems like shit is ramping up for him at the moment. He’s got a mad voice and writes really cleverly. Back him in.
I first heard of Aywy when I looked up who produced Anik Khan- Habibi and it turns out it was this young cat from Sydney. Really crisp, super unique sound. Inspirational shit.
Handsome (formerly Caitlin Park) has been one of my fave Aus artists since I’ve been a grown-up boy. I take so much from her writing style. Her voice makes me crumble. This new project for her is really dope (and I’m lucky enough to have helped out on a couple tracks lel). 2018 is Handsome’s year imo.
Imbi The Girl
What a voice!!!! Cool af style. Sometimes people this young and talented make me reconsider what I’m doing with my life.
These dudes are heaps of fun live. Their songs are all so fkn catchy it sux coz for the next week you’re singing them while you drive around but they only have 3 songs online so you have to keep seeing them live to properly get your fix 🙁
Turns out Moody Beach’s EP goes really well with a doobie and a game of backgammon (something I have well and truly put to the test.) More of this plz Moody Beach ty.
It’s impossible not to smile and get a sore af neck when you go to watch Scabz. Real, fun music. The shittest band in Newtown.
Perth boys who are all making moves on their own as producers and rappers, which makes it so dope that they’ve come together to do stuff as well. Plus they are all fkn sickunts (which helps def)
These blokes. dead set. I get kind of scared when I see them live coz I honestly think someone might get seriously hurt. High energy lovely boys.
So what did you think of Joyride’s selections? Anyone you think he missed? Learn more on his upcoming gig at Sosueme in Bondi this Wednesday night right here.