There’s no mistaking it: The Sound is the live music TV show you’ve been waiting for!
Do you want household name Aussie icons? Arena-selling guitar slingers? One of the biggest drum & bass exports WA has ever produced? The finest First Nations’ talent in the land? Or perhaps Australia’s hottest rising newcomers?
Then let’s get straight to it – tune into The Sound this Sunday to catch performances by:
- An explosive artist who has commanded attention worldwide selling out shows to record breaking audiences, just this week Tash Sultana was awarded over 1 Billion streams globally – an astounding achievement! Tash’s second album, the highly anticipated Terra Firma, will be released on February 19. The Sound captured one of Tash’s blistering performances this week, filmed in an airplane hangar in VIC’s Avalon Airport
- An absolute behemoth both live and in the studio, Perth’s Pendulum made huge waves globally with epic festival sets after 2005’s Hold Your Colour. Now, after a 10-year wait, the band are back with brand new music – including track ‘Nothing For Free’. Watch them perform it live on military island Spitbank Fort, in the English Channel, filmed for the band’s recent livestream
- We’re calling it: this is the hottest collab out there. On ‘Better Days’, Baker Boy and his good mate Dallas Woods have enlisted the incredible Sampa The Great, for an ultra-smooth number which threads Yolngu Matha, English and Bemba languages together. With our video filmed at VIC’s sacred Hanging Rock and in Botswana, this is one exclusive performance for The Sound you don’t want to miss!
- This week we’re honoured to share a sneak peek of Courtney Barnett’s upcoming global performance, From Where I’m Standing: Live from the Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne. Tune into The Sound on Sunday to catch her performing track ‘Sunday Roast’. Tickets are on sale now for the full global livestream, which takes place on Thu 17 Dec and will be streamed in five time zones across the world
- With over 51 million global streams so far, two EPs, 2 x ARIA certified Gold singles, and a 2 x Platinum track in ‘Hotel’, Northern NSW singer Kita Alexander returns to the airwaves with her latest song, which she performs on The Sound this week – ‘Can’t Help Myself’. The track was co-penned with producer Dann Hume (Amy Shark, Matt Corby)
- For 18-year-old Budjerah, who grew up listening to the likes of Sam Cooke and The Clark Sisters, making music was an inevitability. Descended from the land of Bundjalung people (near Fingal Head, NSW), his debut single ‘Missing You’ was immediately added to triple j upon release, spending a week as the station’s #1 most played track. Stay tuned for his Matt Corby-produced upcoming debut EP
- Championed by everyone from BBC 6 Music, Beats 1, KEXP, CLASH and Aussie media galore is Tasmania’s best outfit: A. Swayze & The Ghosts. Their wildly anticipated debut album Paid Salvation is out now, and was recorded in Northcote, VIC, with producer Dean Tuza (These New South Whales, Stella Donnelly)
Want more? On this week’s special ‘Tribute’ collaboration, we celebrate the life of New Zealand songwriter and ARIA Hall of Fame inductee Max Merritt. Famous for hits such as ‘Slippin’ Away’ and ‘Hey, Western Union Man’, this week sees an amazing group of musicians pay their respects, including:
- The one and only icon that is Marcia Hines. With a career the stuff of legend, Marcia will return to Shrek The Musical in January at Brisbane’s QPAC
- Bonafide rock legend Russell Morris, whose 2020 album Black And Blue Heart (co-produced by Bernard Fanning) debuted at #12 on the ARIA Album chart
- Warrnambool’s Didirri, who is taking his poetic, candid songwriting on tour later this month with live shows in three Victorian locations
- Sydney alt-pop singer and producer Andy Bull, who recently dropped his latest single ‘It’s All Connected’
- Mia Wray, the artist whose debut upload ‘Work For Me’ blew up the triple j textline and made a fan of Elton John
Finally, the ‘From The Vault’ clip this week is iconic Sydney popsters Do Re Mi, led by the amazing Deborah Conway.