ACT 1: BONNIESONGS
Art-folk virtuoso Bonniesongs, aka Bonnie Stewart, released her debut album Energetic Mind in September 2019 via Small Pond and Art As Catharsis. The album has been proclaimed as one of the top albums of 2019 by Nialler 9, Gold Flake Paint, Low End Theorists, and many more. While previously described as “dreamy experimental indie folk”, Energetic Mind sees Bonniesongs exploring heavier and darker material while also retaining the charm of her earlier releases. Bonnie explains “I think the album is a balance of this ethereal soft sound but also a lot of darker grungy undertones have crept in”.
Energetic Mind singles “Coo Coo”, “Ice Cream”, “Barbara”, and “Frank”, have garnered international radio plays from BBC Radio 6, Triple J, FBi Radio, and RTRFM, as well as press coverage from Paste Magazine, London In Stereo, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, Tone Deaf, Everything Is Noise, Overdrive Magazine, and a host more.
“Captivating emotive and atmospheric depth...her songs hold a striking narrative potency.” London In Stereo
“Immersive indie-pop ... wonderfully evokes the kind of sedated joy that comes with an abundance of sun.” The Line of Best Fit
ACT 2: BUTTERNUT SWEETHEART
“Pulled me in, sucked me under and then I floated away with it.” Richard Kingsmill (on the song, “Bury Me”)
Butternut Sweetheart is the music of Sydney producer and multi instrumentalist, Luke Moseley, self described as ‘underwater indie’. Year one of Butternut Sweetheart featured a total of 40 shows including two headline tours and a national support for Ball Park Music.
His debut EP Concrete Solid Lung presents five tracks of unique and beautifully produced indie music. “Bury Me”, track one, has been heard on triple j, Double J, fbi and Triple R. Floating in the musical realm between Unknown Mortal Orchestra and Radiohead, Butternut Sweetheart weaves intricately written melodies with catchy hooks and beats.
Presented by QPAC with Principal Partner Heritage Bank