You could put your questions to the Iron Maiden legend at Palais Theatre this October.
It’s our favourite time of the month, when Ticketmaster’s biggest advocates of new music, from all across Australia, come together to recommend some hot new tracks.
We’re loving this month’s new music playlist so crank up that volume and get listening.
I’ve been listening to this track on repeat since it was released. With a tinge of Thom Yorke vocals in the verses, but with an electro twist, the hooks and timbre make it an exciting track. I can’t wait to see what they do with it live! Rebekah
Just the right amount of heavy and harmony. Hints of Paramore, mixed with Bring Me The Horizon, these UK rockers were picked up by Aussie label UNFD last year and are definitely on the up. Ollie
I fell in a deep love with Nao just before seeing her set at the 2017 Laneway Festival. The event fell on my birthday and it’s been a favourite memory ever since. She’s never disappointed me. Natalie
I saw these guys at their album launch the other week and I’m now a fully converted fan. This track is so catchy and, even more so, it’s just a really good indie rock song. The band are totally in sync with genuine lyrics. Can’t wait to see what’s to come from this lot. Sian
A sister duo that just released their first album. Real Smooth RnB feels. Taliah
Currently touring the country with Emily Wurramara, Wergaia singer-songwriter Alice Skye has been a formidable force since the release of her debut album, Friends With Feelings, early this year. Pete
If you’re looking for something a bit less espresso martini, and a bit more Melbourne bitter, then this slice of gothic garage rock is for you. It’s dark, it’s fast and it’s weird, and has been on high rotation for a while now. Ollie
Aussie Jack River’s album, Sugar Mountain, is full of catchy pop TUNES. I couldn’t figure out which song I liked the most off it but then I read that Confess reminded someone of Teenage Dirtbag, and then it reminded me of Teenage Dirtbag, and then it was my favourite. Listen for yourself. Kane
Alexander makes me want to curl up into a ball in front of the fire with my partner and dog, while sipping on a cup-a-soup and watching the rain outside. Antony
This slice of indie pop from this Adelaide duo is addictive a.f. and I’m looking forward to hearing more. Ollie
A mix of hip-hop and electronica, with great lyrics to boot. Imbi The Girls first single of 2018 is a must listen for anyone who appreciates the lyrics and meaning behind a song – if you do I think you’ll find Swell pretty, well, swell. Kane
Dipped in old school soul and laced with smooth new school flavour, TEEKS brings together the perfect balance with vocals that instantly captivate you. New to the music game, he is breaking all expectations of a new young artist with his original sound and archaic persona. With today’s mainstream music being made up of repetitive lyrics and a blaring beat, TEEKS is a breath of fresh air with his track, Never Be Apart. This song speaks to so many. The sound is raw and lyrics are emotive, to a point where you feel yourself living through the music. Shaideigh
Tash Sultana is back and more polished than ever! This is the first track off forthcoming album, Flow State, and bodes well a little taster for the full meal. Tash is one of Australia’s the world’s great talents, so let’s just hope they don’t lose what made them great by applying too much polish. Antony
Kira is a Melbourne based artist that has a really interesting music style. Catchy beats and easy listening tunes. She’s playing at Listen Out this year, definitely one to watch. Taliah
Emo never really died with My Chemical Romance, instead it flourished through post-hardcore bands like Touché Amoré and Basement, and gave edge to the indie twangs of Tigers Jaw and Joyce Manor. Now, Adelaide’s Pemberton are reclaiming the sound with a distinctive Aussie touch. Tendencies is the first sound of their debut full-length, which they’ve recorded with Ben David of The Hard Aches. Irresistibly delightful. Jess