Savvy Seven

Ash Grunwald’s Savvy Seven

Ash Grunwald’s first album, Introducing, leant heavily on traditional blues – but it was his second album I Don’t Believe, released in April of 2004, that would change his state of play. It was his first album – of many to come – to graft technology onto the deeply rooted foliage of the Delta swamp. Grunwald continues with his …

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Alpine’s Savvy Seven

Alpine are six friends from Melbourne who make bold, twinkling, sophisticated pop music. Their debut almost-self-titled record, A is for Alpine, is a collection of vibrant songs that shimmer and shine with colourful harmonies and inventive melodies – and they’re set to follow it up with their sophomore effort, Yuck, to be released on June 12. Featuring the dual …

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Born Joy Dead’s Savvy Seven

Born Joy Dead is the new project of Brisbane musician Ben Dalton, best known as the bassist for Hungry Kids of Hungary. After the national sensation that was HKoH split in November 2013, Dalton put on a frontman/songwriter’s hat and formed the new band, cultivating a sound that runs “a little bit more experimental” and that has …

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Bill Chambers’ Savvy Seven

There’s much more to Bill Chambers than just being Kasey’s dad. The patriarch of the Chambers Clan is considered by some to be Australia’s premier alt-country guitarist. He can be a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on Slide. Along with producing albums for the likes of Catherine Britt, Audrey Auld, …

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Hiatus Kaiyote’s Savvy Seven

Grammy nominated Melbourne contemporary soul outfit, Hiatus Kaiyote is a collaboration between four individuals (Nai Palm/singer-guitarist, Paul Bender/bass-production, Simon Mavin/keys-synths, Perrin Moss/drums-production). Their sound references a swathe of influences – electric, acoustic, futuristic, psychedelic, progressive, soothing and urgent – slipping in and out genre and defying definition. Nai Palm, the devastatingly talented frontwoman of these self-proclaimed peddlers …

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Ball Park Music’s Savvy Seven

After a massive two-and-a-half years that saw two J-award album nominations for ‘Happiness and Surrounding Suburbs’ and the ARIA top ten ‘Museum’, sold out headline tours, an Australian tour with Weezer, outstanding performances at Australia’s major festivals including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Southbound, Homebake and Big Day Out, an international tour via New York, UK and The Netherlands, and …

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Xavier Rudd’s Savvy Seven

Since the very beginning, Xavier Rudd’s ability to connect with people has been his most powerful gift. The more he has toured the world, the more hearts he has touched and the more of the world he has put back into his music. Now, fronting a band aptly named The United Nations, Xavier Rudd has assembled a lineup …

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Darren Hanlon

Darren Hanlon’s Savvy Seven

Darren Hanlon, who hails from Gympie in Queensland, has had a long and storied musical career. He embarked on his first tour of Australia as the guitarist for art-pop outfit The Simpletons, and by the time the band called it quits, Hanlon had cultivated a smattering of songs of his very own. His introspective banjo fuelled track, …

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Asta

Asta’s Savvy Seven

The winner of Triple J’s Unearthed High in 2012, Asta has been a busy bee. Having just dropped her fun new 80s-flavoured single ‘Dynamite’, the talented young chanteuse is about to make her way up the East Coast of Australia for her release tour. We managed to catch up with Tasmanian-grown Asta for some Savvy Seven tips …

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Mzaza’s Savvy Seven

Mzaza (pronounced Em-zah-za) bring a sophisticated, sumptuous explosion of culture to the musical table. The band has been electrifying Australian audiences since 2014, having performed at festivals including Woodford Folk Festival, the Queensland Music Festival, and the National Folk Festival. Mzaza’s multi-talented members play a diverse range of instruments – everything from the more traditional violin, guitar and double bass, to Persian spike fiddles, accordion, …

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