These are our top picks of the hottest emerging Australian acts for 2020 – keep your eyes and ears locked here!

 

| A.Girl | Dregg | Elizabeth | Jamo | Miiesha |
|Pinkish Blu | Pink Matter | Spacey Jane | Stevan | Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers |

 

 

A.Girl

Contemporary R&B artist with Maori blood and a Western Sydney postcode.

 

“It still baffles me to this day that some days I’ll wake up, get ready go to the studio, walk-in with no song and leave with one of the coolest songs I’ve ever written. Making music is the closest thing I have to magic.”

 

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Dregg

Melbourne new wave hardcore band calling fans to channel their inner weirdos.

 

“People can call it whatever they want. We just want to take the genre we grew up on and have as much fun with it as we can, experimenting and learning as we go.”

 

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Elizabeth

Melbourne queer pop anti-heroine, standing tall as the patron saint of sad girls.

 

I’m obsessed with destruction and desire, bad behaviour and falling in love. I have only ever written songs to process my feelings and I want that emotional immediacy to carry through the production.”

 

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Jamo

An infectious blend of sun-drenched dance music channelling his Mornington Peninsula home

 

“What I love most about making music is the place is takes you. There’s nothing I like more in this world than creating something that can change the way people feel.”

 

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Miiesha

A strong, proud Pitjantjatjara/Torres Strait Islander woman inspired by the sounds of R&B, gospel and soul.

 

“I love being able to say what I want through my music, getting to express myself and have my voice heard where it might not be heard otherwise.”

 

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Pinkish Blu

Adelaide alternative sad-pop band, sure to make you cry and dance at the same time.

 

“To have one foot in the world of the unknown and searching throughout it for the next sound, lyric, emotion, and also have the other foot firmly in the history of what music has been is something that will never get old.”

 

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Pink Matter

Forward-thinking neo-soul four-piece from Brisbane packed with lush, spacey grooves.

 

The more you write and play with the same people, the more you’re willing to experiment and push the envelope. We always write what we want to write at the time, so the recent changes in sound reflect us maturing not only as musicians but also as people.”

 

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Spacey Jane

Freo garage pop outfit, skyrocketing from backyards to bright lights

 

“We’re so excited to release this album, we’ve wanted to put a full LP out for so long, so I just hope that the world loves it as much as we do.

 

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Stevan

Multi-talented producer, singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist creating woozy, dreamlike pop out of Wollongong

 

“Music allows me to create something that I feel doesn’t exist yet. It’s the perfect way for me to express my ideas and know it’s 100% me. And when people relate to that it’s the strongest form of acceptance.”

 

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Teen Jesus & the Jean Teasers

Your fave gritty-grunge girl gang from Canberra.

 

“We still do have a cheeky power-pop influence but we definitely have become a lot harder over the past year or so. Like a barbed wire fence but it has sparkles on it.”

 

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