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Estère + The New Venusians + Milan

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Estère

Like the rare occurrence of crystal frost flowers or lenticular clouds, Estère’s unique brand of Electric Blue Witch-Hop creates an unparalleled melange of sounds. Referencing the meaty side of electronic music with succulent bass atop weighty drums then contrasting it with warm acoustic textures - Estère bedecks her production with an elastic voice and punchy, ethereal melodies. The coy hiss of Vietnamese bamboo trees, the angry crash of a cutlery drawer, the clicking tongue of a possum, are all examples of sounds Estère has sampled and surreptitiously slipped into her music. Estère’s lyric writing escapes the common realms of popular music, delving into imaginatively philosophical narratives about displaced refugees, kids obsessed with technology, controlling urges, rent, prostitutes becoming presidents and much more 

Armed with her trusty MPC Lola, as well as a troupe of other machine personalities, Estère has played headline shows and festivals all over the world including in Africa, Europe, Scandinavia, UK, South Korea, Australia, NZ and New Caledonia. Her catalogue for opening acts includes opening for the likes of John Cale, Flume, Erykah Badu, Baths, Kitty Daisy & Lewis and Oddisee to name a few. Since March 2017 Estére has added a live percussion/ rhythm section to her electronic show.

New Venusians

 “A new band, trying to find a unique sound in the densely populated Australian music scene can be a heavy task…. Blending genres could possibly have some weighty consequences but when executed carefully it can produce something out of this world. Enter,  New Venusians.” 

“New Venusians effortlessly blend together the rich sounds of soul, funk and dub with pop generating a sonic mash-up that is extremely pleasing to the ears.” Katie Busz www.hhhhappy.com 

“New Venusians have built a passionate following in inner Sydney with their hypnotic live shows infectious beats and smooth brand of electronica. Get to know these guys before they blow up.” – Tone Deaf 

Sydney based 7 piece New Venusians is a project comprised of some of the country’s most in-demand musicians, that make up parts of the bands of Sampa The Great, Ngaiire, Urthboy and Wallace, to name a few. The band has attracted overseas attention and has signed with U.S based label Fresh Selects, who are home to releases from such acclaimed artists as Mndsgn, Kadjha Bonet, Jon Bap and Sir. They released their debut album on the 24th of March via Rolling stones. They’ve shared the stage with some of Australia’s best, supporting Wallace, Mojo Juju, Ngaiire & The Cactus Channel with Sam Cromack. After having already received radio attention from JJJ, JJ, Fbi Radio and RRR amongst others; as well as being included on playlists such as Spotify’s Fresh Finds, Apple Music’s Indie R&B and being featured on Bandcamp, 2017 has been a big year for the group.

www.newvenusians.com 

Milan

The Gibson endorsed artist, Milan Ring, moves fluidly between being a masterful lead guitarist, to a singer, songwriter, producer and businesswoman. 

Whether composing for herself or writing and collaborating with other artists (BJ Chicago Kid, D.R.A.M, Peking Duk ), Milan creates a brand of music that is deliberate and well crafted across Electronic, Pop, R&B and Hip Hop. Chinese/Indian/Australian, Milan has developed a strong sense of musicality that is uniquely her own, from vocal inflections and phrasing to her production, Milan is about disentangling existing modes of thinking and adapting to create something new and distinctly her own. 

Her Debut EP Glassy Eyes released in 2014 had the Sydney Morning Herald name her the “Next Big Thing” garnering radio, press, media and industry support, paving the way for her performance at the Alicia Keys/John Legend Arena show, Sydney Festival & the APRA/AMCOS Fringe Ignite Festival. 2015 - 2016 saw Milan focus in on developing her production, working in LA closely with Neff - U (Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar) & The Social Experiment Crew. 

Now, armed with a diploma in sound engineering, a Universal Music Publishing deal, and the launch of her new multifaceted label MXMAY - which encompasses fashion, music, film, poetry and photography; Milan is set to emerge this year with a plethora of creative projects and collaborations, starting with her beat tape ‘ Venus Fly Trap’ which will be released world wide on May the 5th, followed shortly after by her 2nd EP. 

www.milanring.com

Earlier Event: November 11
THE AUDREYS
Later Event: November 15
Frazey Ford (Canada)