SOCIAL STATE PRESENTS
Delivered Monthly, we bring you Freshly Juiced. A lineup of the freshest, and tastiest artists Brisbane has to offer. Come get your dose of Vitamin C.
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, indie- pop-rock four piece Flag Duty have spent the last couple of years developing a colourful sound and establishing themselves as energetic and eccentric entertainers.
The band – singer Ben Hobart, bassist Tom Jolly, guitarist Abi Ashford and drummer Lachlan Barnard – draw on an eclectic mix of modern and nostalgic musical influences to create their genre-blending sound, combining the musical hooks of indie-rock with catchy pop melodies and honest lyricism.
With much more still in store, Flag Duty are an act to keep a close eye on in 2022 and beyond.
THE FUNNY JIMS
Combining jazz, pop, rock, and elements of hip hop, ‘The Funny Jims’ offer a unique take on contemporary music.
Whether this is the indie guitar lines similar to the likes of Spacey Jane and Boy Pablo, vocal melodies similar to Robert Smith, or the horn sections heavily inspired by groups like Earth Wind and Fire and Kool & the Gang, there is something for everyone amongst ‘The Funny Jims’ discography.
Originally forming for their high school battle of the bands in 2018, the group realised they had something special going on. 3 years later the band has self-produced a handful of EPs and have almost completed their debut album.
Their latest release ‘Dying Together’ brought further attention to the group including the likes of Hockey Dad who chose their track ‘Outcry for Change’ to be included in their Triple J Class of 2020
Fresh indie tunes with catchy pop hooks are the signature style of emerging Brisbane artist Katanak. Known for his infectious indie pop groove-inducing earworms that fans of The 1975, Circa Waves and The Wombats will appreciate. Unforgettable hooks, fun vibes and raw energy is what Katanak is all about. He is building a reputation for creating indie pop songs that get the crowd on their feet and moving to the groove. Expect bouncy, upbeat vocals, optimistic guitar and rhythmic indie-pop beats.