HILLTOP HOODS

Hilltop Hoods are making their return to the world stage with their new single ‘Clark Griswold’. The song, featuring the soulful voice of emerging star Adrian Eagle, is the first taste of new music from their forthcoming album. It follows their 5 x Platinum hit ‘1955’ and 2 x Platinum hit ‘Higher’ – both lifted from the critically acclaimed 2016 Orchestral Remix Album Drinking From The Sun, Walking Under Stars Restrung.

‘Clark Griswold’ sees the band talking frankly about the assumptions of fatherhood, and wondering honestly about their ability to live up to expectations, encapsulated best in the raw lyrics: ‘You say that I’m a beautiful mess? I’d say the truth is a stretch/I confess I’m only human, but I’m doing my best’.

“’Clark Griswold’ is a song about becoming a father and taking account of our weaknesses as a result. On a basic level it’s about being a flawed person that’s trying to do better.”

The song’s title is a reference to the bumbling, boorish dad ‘Clark Griswold’ and the group are opening up from an angle that’s not often addressed in their genre. Instead of leaning into common troupes, the group are reaching for something more honest and truthful, with Suffa at one point intoning ‘And take a look at the way that I’m living/Mistakes are better never made than forgiven, right?’

The group have sold a staggering 1.6 million singles and nearly 1 million albums. They’ve garnered enormous industry accolades with 8 x Aria’s, a J Award, 6 x songs in the Top 10 of the JJJ’s Hottest 100, 5 x Top 10 ARIA Singles, and 5 x #1 ARIA Albums to their name.

On top of these achievements, Hilltop Hoods are also one of the country’s top live acts. Their 2016 Restrung Tour – an orchestral reworking of their albums Drinking From The Sun and Walking Under Stars – remains the groups’ most creatively ambitious and biggest tour to date. The tour saw over 50,000 fans filling sold out arenas across the country. Hilltop Hoods will return to the stage to play Splendour in the Grass later this month, in what is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated performances of the festival. After that, the group will be heading off on an extensive tour across Europe, where they’ll be treating their horde of OS fans to the best of their back catalogue, while road testing new material including ‘Clark Griswold’.

HOLY HOLY

MY OWN POOL OF LIGHT, Holy Holy’s 3rd album, released in August 2019, is unlike anything you’ve heard from the acclaimed duo before.

MY OWN POOL OF LIGHT has received critical reception with an ARIA nomination for Best Rock Album, a J Award nomination for Album Of The Year as well as a triple j feature album on release and was voted in at number 5 on triple j listener’s Best Albums of 2019. MY OWN POOL OF LIGHT has also been announced as an Australian Music Prize Nominee, it has received airplay on Radio 1 and Radio x in the UK, and has received praise from the likes of The Age, The Australian, The Guardian and more. The record features lead singles Teach Me About Dying and Maybe You Know, which placed at #61 and #50 respectively in triple j’s Hottest 100 of 2019, as well as Faces, which hit #1 most played on triple j.

My Own Pool of Light is an undiluted representation of HOLY HOLY’s vision, from the songwriting to the recording process and, ultimately, their decision to self-produce. It’s an album that finds guitarist Oscar Dawson and vocalist Timothy Carroll incorporating new sounds and fresh ideas. In the process they redefine exactly what kind of band they are without sacrificing the key elements – soaring melodies, lush instrumental textures, the beguiling mix of jubilance and melancholy, Carroll’s affecting lyrics – that have made them one of Australia’s most popular acts. “We always want to make music that’s exciting and interesting, and that makes you feel something, and takes risks,” says Carroll. “This is the album we wanted to make.”

Previously, HOLY HOLY released their sophomore record “PAINT” in February 2017, with a #7 Aria Chart debut in Australia, and released debut ‘When The Storms Would Come’ in July 2015. They’ve had 11 songs on rotation on triple j in Australia, with the stunning “True Lovers” hitting #40 in triple j’s Hottest 100 and reaching PLATINUM sales in January 2020.
They’ve sold out numerous headline tours across Australia, including recent shows at The Tivoli in Brisbane, and the Forum in Melbourne in support of the new album. HOLY HOLY have played festivals such as Splendour, Bluesfest, Woodford, Yours & Owls, and most recently played the full Falls Festival and Groovin The Moo national runs. They have toured three times through the UK, The Netherlands, Germany and Spain, selling out 3 London shows and playing festivals such as Primavera, London Calling, The Great Escape, Liverpool Music Week and Reeperbahn.

HOLY HOLY

“An excellent record from Holy Holy.”
RICHARD KINGSMILL, TRIPLE J

9/10 – Best New Album
BEAT

“Holy Holy write dramatic songs that soundtrack imaginary coming-of-age films from the 80s; music with a propulsion built for highways, house parties and death pacts.”
THE GUARDIAN

“Holy Holy have the infectious urgency of a band reinventing itself.”
THE AGE

“Holy Holy are a band that embodies what music and performance should be.”
THE MUSIC

CHILLINIT

Chillinit is the definition of a homegrown, self-made star. 
Having cut his teeth in Sydney’s underground hip-hop scene, the Hurstville emcee has since morphed into one of Australia’s most revered personalities, causing nationwide conversation wherever he steps foot. His debut album, Women, Weed & Wordplay was released in late 2018 and stood assertively on the ARIA charts for the entirety of 2019, racking up well over 60 million streams and producing two Gold accredited singles. With his slick wordplay, heartfelt introspection and insatiable appetite for controversy, Chillinit has created an overwhelming buzz that even his harshest critics can’t ignore, personified by his devoted fanbase dubbed The 420 Family. Over 220,000 members strong on Instagram, they also showed up swiftly to Chillinit’s debut Australian tour The Ashes, which sold over 8000 tickets nationwide in 2019.

But Australia isn’t the only country that’s taken a shine to the larrikin emcee, with Chillinit becoming the first Australian ever to appear on UK series Fire In The Booth on Beats1 with Charlie Sloth in 2019. Having also made show-stopping appearances on pivotal UK channels like JDZmedia and SBTV, it’s clear that world domination is well within Chillinit’s reach. His popularity in the UK is also evidence of his versatility; Chillinit can flow comfortably over grime but also trap, traditional hip-hop or even acoustic tunes with effortless ease. This diverse appeal was solidified when he was hand-picked to support indie favourites Sticky Fingers on their national arena tour in 2019. 

ADRIAN EAGLE

After garnering widespread acclaim for his breakout singles 17 Again and AOK, as well as his guest appearance on the legendary Hilltop Hoods ARIA Award winning single Clark Griswold, a sincere rendition of Ocean Alley’s ‘Confidence’ for Like A Version, and a massive national and international touring schedule, it has been a landmark couple of years for emerging Adelaide bred singer-songwriter Adrian Eagle.

Breaking out in early 2018, the stirring 17 Again and it’s inspirational music video find Adrian sharing his journey of overcoming suicidal thoughts and mental health issues after weighing a life-threatening 270kg at seventeen years old. Provocative, aspirational and instantly memorable, the track launched the South Australia native into the Australian music consciousness, with major support from Triple J and universal praise from the public and industry alike.

After dropping their name on that very song, Adrian quickly found himself touring Europe alongside his childhood heroes, fellow South Australians the Hilltop Hoods, in support of their comeback single Clark Griswold. His guest appearance, star turn in the music video, the Best Urban Release Award win at the ARIA Awards and his rousing performance at Splendour in the Grass capped off an incredible 12 months for the magnetic young performer, not to mention sold out debut shows across the East Coast and taking home Best New Artist at South Australian Music Awards.

Taking Adrian on his biggest headline tour to date, his follow up single A.O.K. came next, once again proving that he is a growing voice of change and hope for youth struggling with difficult circumstances and mental issues. A vibrant slice of street gospel, classic rap drums, and his stirring trademark vocal delivery, ‘A.O.K’ is an inspiring modern-day anthem reflective of changes in Adrian’s outlook on life after conquering his own demons through the power of music, dignity and mindfulness.

An outlier in today’s modern music industry, Adrian is finding success in being himself, and embracing his honesty and vulnerability.

“Hopeful, life-affirming music: sunshine-infused gospel that promises – and goes some way to convincing you – that everything will be okay. Eagle’s soaring voice is the focal point, but the messaging is what stands him apart.” – The Guardian

“Armed with an imitable voice, a tireless work ethic, stunning performance style, and mesmerising lyrics, it’s no secret that he’s set to be one of Australia’s biggest artists in no time.”– Tone Deaf

Adrian Eagle

MADDY JANE

Maddy Jane is an independent singer-songwriter from the small island town of Bruny Island, Tasmania.

Catchy and truthful, Maddy’s unique brand of indie pop/rock has resonated in Australia, with plenty of airplay on triple j for her acclaimed EP ‘Not Human At All’, sold out headline shows, and huge arena supports for the likes of Harry Styles and Red Hot Chilli Peppers.

After two years of heavy touring, Maddy has bunkered down in the studio and recorded her debut full-length album. Leading single ‘Something Old And Something New’ is out August 23, with the album coming early next year.

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