Three of Melbourne’s leading indie acts come together for an amazing show at the Brunswick Ballroom this Thursday, June 16.
Stevie Jean is a Northern Territory export – one of the finest musical talents to emerge from that region in modern times – who has relocated to Melbourne and is now receiving major mainstream attention for her phenomenal songwriting nos. A teenage prodigy, Jean started releasing original songs at the age of 14, and now just 22, has released her celebrated debut album. The dark†
Influences on that record include The Doors to Lana Del Rey and The Black Keys, and the core of her evolution as a songwriter has evolved beyond teenage angst into deeply intertwined themes that she explores across a wide range of genre nods.
What you need to know
- Stevie Jean, Carousel Club and Ellis King from Melbourne play a combined performance
- They light up the Brunswick Ballroom on Thursday 16th June
- The three acts span a huge range of indie influences and genres
Check out Melbourne’s most comprehensive gig guide here†
She’s played festival stages from The Hills Are Alive to Party In The Paddock and BIGSOUND, not to mention taking home NT Best Live Voice at the National Live Music Awards in 2017 and 2018, so she’ll be headlining the night. along with her backing band, but the public will also enjoy the opportunity to see Carousel Club and Ellis King on the bill.
Carousel Club is a six piece indie pop band who have previously played at the Brunswick Artists’ Bar, the Ballroom’s sister venue, along with fellow resident King of Squinked Records, and they will be known to keyed Brunny residents anyway after they fans have won with their self-described combination of looping guitar sounds, layering over sun-drenched synths, mixed with catchy melodies that flutter overhead. Like Jean, Carousel Club has also won over fans with triple j, and also landed a slot at The Hills Are Alive.
King, meanwhile, is originally from Tassie but moved to Melbourne at the age of nine and has since become a songwriting specialist covering pop, folk and indie. She lists an all-star lineup of HAIM, Sarah Blasko, Holly Humberstone and Isabella Manfredi as her influences, and with few available online yet, this is your chance to discover a hidden gem.
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