Groovin’ The Moo 2017 is approaching fast, so we’ve collected a list of a few local bands to make sure to check out in Bunbury on Saturday the 13th of March.
By HAZEL MARTIN-McALLISTER
The line up for Groovin’ The Moo 2017 is not only massive but absolutely dominating with Australian artists, with almost three quarters of those being unearthed artists such as Tash Sultana, Allday, Amy Shark and Smith Street Band. It’s pretty awesome to see the demand and support for Australian artists that has become massive as Triple J Unearthed has become more widely listened to and takes a bigger stance on supporting local independent artists, resulting in an amazing music scene nation-wide. To make sure that you don’t miss out on some new up and coming artists we’ve compiled a list of a few artists to catch in between the bigger acts.
First up is local Perth musician, Ziggy. A rap artist with a backing of simple beats and a classical overlay, Ziggy comments on the big issues of social injustice and the voices of those that usually go unheard. His new album Black Thoughts, gives an “insightful experience into the landscape of race relations in modern Australia”. Catch him at the Cattleyard Stage from 11.10AM.
Next is Morgan Bain, another local Western Australian artist. With an amazingly melodic emotive voice, Morgan Bain is the artist to sit back and tap your toes to in order to conserve energy for some of the more active music although there is no doubt that you’ll find yourself moving along to his melodic tunes. “Morgan Bain is a rarity in the music world. While most musicians consider themselves fortunate to build a successful career over many years, Bain has accomplished more than contemporaries twice his age in half the time …he may be WA’s most promising singer-songwriter.” – Jennifer Peterson-Ward. Catch him after Ziggy at 11.25AM
Luke Fox is the local unearthed artist winner of Groovin’ The Moo 2017. A firefighter from the south west he has already found himself playing across the globe and will only grow in popularity. His sound is acoustic, melodic and reminiscent of south coast beaches. As he is only gaining attention in recent years, he is still open to experience and will most likely still experiment with his music and his sound will develop, change and certainly only get better from here. Check him out at 12.15 on the Triple J stage.
If you’re looking for something more off the beaten track, make sure you check out Tobacco Rat, the solo project of Jack Steele who is apart of the multi-WAM award winners KUCKA. Steele describes the music as Goth/Industrial and has gathered music from all different aspects of sound (including scrap metal from the worksite that he works at) and experiments to create a fast paced drum beat and techno beat that is unlike much heard before. Stick around after Morgan Bain to hear Tobacco Rat play at 11.55AM.