Here Are The 5 Most Impressive Aussie Artists To Break Through In 2018
Wheeeew it has been a good year for Aussie music.
Between Gang Of Youths' breathtaking MTV Unplugged Melbourne performance, Troye Sivan's global domination and Amy Shark's sweep at the ARIAs - we've got a lot to be yahooing about Down Under.
Adding to that list, it has been an impressive year from the MTV Upload class of '18 with some seriously talented up-and-coming artists submitting their music videos to get a spin across the MTV channels.
Of the thousands of entries, we have selected our five favourite MTV Upload artists and have stamped them with a huge ~WATCH THIS SPACE IN 2019~.
At just 21 years of age, the Ghanaian-Australian is a hip-hop prodigy on a quest to empower others through music. He has hit the festival circuit hard and has taken to the stage and supported heavyweights Migos, Bliss n Eso and Peking Duk. With his summer hip-hop anthem ‘WOW’, it’s clear his flow is unmatched.
The Sydney-based all-girl band is making waves and adding new layers to the Australian sound. In the last year, the 16-year olds amassed over a million Spotify streams, and will be touring with Amy Shark in 2019. Their guitar flavoured debut single ‘Bridges’ is an undeniable indie pop hit.
The Melbourne-based artist sounds as good as summer feels. He’s perfected the electronic pop sound and added a special RnB flavour with his single‘Sober’. The younger brother of Troye Sivan has already been championed internationally by some of the industry’s biggest tastemakers.
At 20 years old, Kaiit has shaken up the world of future-soul and RnB with her song “OG Luv Kush p.2”. With smooth-as-honey vocals, powerful delivery and the gift of writing exquisite melodies, she’s one of Australia's most exciting new acts. And she was also named one of Red Bull Music’s ‘Best Rappers under 25’.
The New Zealand based multi-instrumentalist artist and producer, High HØØPs(aka Jordan Arts) is one to wrap your ears around. The infectious electronic-soul sound of his acclaimed release ‘Body’ is grounded by soulful vocals influenced by 1980’s RnB.