From a sweaty live music stage in Glebe we tonight revealed the 2018 Unisounds Competition Finalists. And in a first for the 29-year-old competition, judges were forced to add an additional finalist due to the tight final count. What was four, became FIVE, deserving entrants selected by our expert judging panel to join two publicly voted Wild Cards for the final event this September 19th at the iconic Lansdowne Hotel Sydney.
The announcement was presented by the 2017 winners Jones The Cat as a live stream from stage at the last of their month-long Sydney residency – catch the announcement here. Jones The Cat know how impactful this prize can be as they are currently in the process of setting up their global release through Dine Alone Records following months of touring and recording.
Take a listen to their tracks on the unisounds website:
Ashley Iona (University of Sydney) - Wild Card
Danny Donehue (La Trobe University) - Wild Card
Evanda (Curtin University)
Mr Sauce (University of Newcastle)
Miccy (Griffith University)
Nelipot (University of Newcastle)
The Pits (University of Newcastle)
With the life changing prize of an international recording deal from Dine Alone Records and promotions package at stake, a gold class panel of industry experts have worked hard to select these promising artists who have everything it takes to be part of the next generation of Australian music.
On September 19th each of the seven finalists will be flown to Sydney to participate in an intensive mentoring experience with our industry panel throughout the afternoon, with doors opening to the public for the live show at 7pm. Jones The Cat will open the live event, with a soon to be announced killer headline act set to close the show.
The finalists will battle it out for audience’s enjoyment and the judging panel’s consideration, with the 2018 Unisounds Winner announced at the end of the night.
The event is free admission to the public, and audience members will have every opportunity to become a winner as well. With rad drinks specials from major sponsor Summer Bright Lager, any punters who stick around to support every competing artist will be in with a chance to win $3000 worth of prizes. Including $1000 VISA card from TAG, a vinyl pack from Dine Alone Records/ Hub Artist Services, a Levi's and Redback Boots wardrobe, plus heaps more.
For enquiries, promotional assets and further info, contact
April Alexander: [email protected]
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