The Potbelleez’ back catalogue reads like a checklist of anthems for a generation of Australian clubbers and festival goers: Hello, From The Music, Shake It, and (of course) Don’t Hold Back. And with Australia conquered, the group that began as an ambitious back-to-back DJ outfit over a decade ago are now setting their sights on the rest of the world.
Sydney hip hop duo Jackie Onassis have had a dream start to 2013 – scoring a coveted slot on the bill of their home town’s Big Day Out festival courtesy of Triple J Unearthed, then quickly following that up with international shout-outs from UK tastemakers Zane Lowe and Rob Da Bank. Both of the latter gave the duo’s track Crystal Balling air time and props on BBC Radio 1, with Lowe following Triple J’s lead by anointing Jackie Onassis as an act to watch out for in 2013.
Slicker Cities is a project driven by Sydney musical all-rounder Alexander White. It’s also a band, a graphic novel with a feature film script, and enough storyline to fuel two forthcoming concept albums. It’s also the next step in the evolution of a former stock broker who almost turned his back on music, before a life-changing event saw him go back to his roots – and create a new world in the process.