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St Kilda Festival has some brilliant acts on their lineup. With artists like The Cat Empire and The Preatures, the festival is dead-set ready to go off.

But there are also a bunch of lesser known bands and artists sure to impress. Here are 10 you can’t miss out on.

These 10 artists are more than worthy of being on your must-see list, so take note and get your butt down to their sets at St Kilda Festival!

Two People

This Melbourne duo made up of Phoebe Lou and Joey Clough from Snakadaktal have been working on their new sound since the band’s breakup in 2014. Bringing you chilled out synth vibes, their rich and bass-y sound is perfect to bliss out to.

FLOSSY

Perth based garage band Flossy bring you everything you’d ever need from a contemporary grunge act. Their lush harmonies, guitar-driven melodies and ripper basslines will stick with you long after they’re done.

Tasman Keith

Northern NSW rapper Tasman Keith is a proud Gumbaynggirr man who uses his lyrics to tell his story. His first EP, Mission Famous, is the perfect introduction to this party-starting, up-and-coming rapper.

Slowly Slowly

Melbourne punk band Slowly Slowly bring the melancholic nostalgia of early 2000s post-punk you didn’t know you still needed. Driven by sincere and heartfelt lyrics, after your first taste you won’t be able to get enough.

Lubulwa

This four piece blasts out of Melbourne with their dreamy pop rock vibes, coming at you straight from another dimension. With a sound reminiscent of mid-80s new wave backing Peter Lubulwa’s airy vocals, they’re sure to stick with you long after their set is over.

Mane

Adelaide singer-songwriter Mane is an artist you have to hear to believe. Her indie-pop sound, featuring her bold vocals, blends perfectly lush accompaniment with plenty of depth and dreamy synth influences.

Nancie Schipper

At just 18, Nancie Schipper has a maturity to her sound that takes some bands years to perfect. Her indie folk tunes feel deep and lush, her vocals washing over you like a warm blanket. After six years taking the local scene by storm, this young gun is setting herself up for great things.

JAMO

Hearing JAMO’s blissful electro-pop beats feels like you’ve been transported to a beach party on some picturesque desert island. With over a million Spotify listens on his debut single S.O.S, JAMO’s lush dance vibes are sure to get you moving.

Port Royal

Listening to Port Royal is like listening to the early work by The Strokes or The Kooks. With their roots heavily planted in rock, the Brisbane based four-piece will have you on your feet all set long.

The Merindas

This Melbourne based duo expertly blend dance, R&B, and soul with their Indigenous heritage to bring you some truly incredibly vibes. With only one song released so far, the band are sure to surprise and impress.

 

St Kilda Festival is a massive free event coming to St Kilda, Melbourne on Sunday February 10th. For more information, check out their official website.

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February 1, 2019

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