Two Queensland bands have joined the growing list of groups ‘Unearthed’ by Triple J.
Shifter, and Jimmy Styles and the Easy Company are the latest outfits to get the Unearthed stamp of approval, joining the likes of Grinspoon and Killing Heidi.
Shifter is a five piece rock’n’roll band, based in Brisbane, which has been together since 1999. Their winning song, “Butter”, is a stomping piece of garage rock.
Jimmy Styles and the Easy Company is also from Brisbane and their song, “Those Russian Girls & Their Cottontails” is a genre mash of jazz, ska, swing and grunge, with influences as diverse as The Beastie Boys and Count Basie!
The two groups triumphed over about 1500 other entries from all corners of Queensland.
Triple J has both songs on high rotation. Fans can also hit the Triple J website (triplej.net.au) and download the mp3, or see them ‘live’ at the special Triple J Unearthed Showcase, taking place as part of Brisbane’s Valley Fiesta from 5pm on Friday 9 July.
Unearthed began in 1995 and the first winning band was Grinspoon (and Ode To A Goldfish). Since then, Unearthed has discovered 102 bands including the latest two. This will be only the second time that Unearthed has worked its way around the country.