Aussie Females Tearing Up the Local Music Scene

March 6, 2018

This Thursday, March 8th, marks International Women’s Day –  an international day to celebrate the many achievements of women around the world. From science to the arts, journalism to music, there are a wealth of ladies taking centre stage and changing the world one second at a time.

For us, it’s an opportunity to take a look at the legendary Aussie ladies who are making their mark on the music scene. Whether it’s experimental sound or lyrical genius, there are generations of Australian women coming through and creating innovative beat that are capturing the attention of all Australians.

While we could write an endless list about all of these ladies, we’ve curated a special few for to play on repeat today…

Alex the Astronaut and Stella Donnelly

Two of Australia’s shining independents artists, Alex the Astronaut and Stella Donnelly, have decided to combine their musical talents and put on a huge co-headlining tour all over Australia. The tour will see them hit up both major centres and regional towns, so there are plenty of chances to see the two girls in action!

Both artists came to prominence in 2017 for their touching songs which highlighted social issues of the time. Alex the Astronaut’s ‘Not Worth Hiding’ became an anthem for the Marriage Equality vote, while Stella’s debut EP Thrush Metal received widespread acclaim, awarded the Levi’s Music Prize at BIGSOUND and the Triple J Award for Unearthed Artists of the Year.

With the tour kicking off in mid-April and seeing out the rest of the month, be sure to check the dates and locations below to find out where you can see them live.

Alex The Astronaut & Stella Donnelly 2018 National Tour

Tickets on sale now

Thursday, 12th April
The Northern, Byron Bay NSW
Tickets: Official Website

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Friday, 13th April
Soundlounge, Gold Coast QLD
Tickets: Official Website

Saturday, 14th April

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Festival 2018 Brisbane (Commonwealth Games)
Cultural Centre Forecourt, South Bank QLD
Tickets: Official Website

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Sunday, 15th April
Sol Bar, Sunshine Coast QLD
Tickets: Official Website

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Thursday, 19th April
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
Tickets: Official Website

Need a place to crash after the Sydney gig? Click here

Friday, 20th April
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA
Tickets: Official Website

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Saturday, 21st April
The River, Margaret River WA
Tickets: Official Website

Want to keep the party going in Perth and need a place to stay? Click here!

Sunday, 22nd April
Rocket Bar, Adelaide SA
Tickets: Official Website

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Tuesday, 24th April
Republic Bar, Hobart TAS (ANZAC Day Eve)
Tickets: Official Website

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Thursday, 26th April
Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
Tickets: Official Website

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Friday, 27th April
Karova Lounge, Ballarat VIC
Tickets: Official Website

Want to keep the party going in Melbourne and need a place to stay? Click here!

Saturday, 28th April
Tap House, Bendigo VIC
Tickets: Official Website

Want to keep the party going in Melbourne and need a place to stay? Click here!

Vera Blue

The Sydney-based singer-songwriter with the fiery red hair, Vera Blue, has announced a huge east-coast tour off the back of being announced on the Groovin the Moo line-up and her single ‘Lady Powers’.

You can almost forget that Vera placed third on the second season of The Voice Australia (an almost absolute robbery not to win if you ask this writer), but since then she has gone on to forge serious ways through the Australian music scene. With her latest LP Perennial going to number 6 on the ARIA charts, there is no denying Vera’s talent and popularity.

Vera is definitely one lady you can’t afford to miss out on! Check out the dates and locations below and secure yourself some tickets.

Vera Blue 2018 ‘Lady Powers’ Tour

Tickets on sale now

Friday, 25th May
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Tickets: Official Website

Need a place to crash after the Sydney gig? Click here

Wednesday, 30st May – NEW SHOW
The Tivoli, Brisbane
Tickets: Official Website

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Sunday, 3rd June
The Forum, Melbourne
Tickets: Official Website

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Camp Cope

It would not an article about International Women’s Day if we didn’t mention Camp Cope.

The three-piece indie rock act hailing from Melbourne have amassed a loyal following in recent years due to their powerful songs, led by the raw and uplifting vocals of Georgia McDonald. With songs such as ‘The Opener’ touching on the inequality within the music industry, Camp Cope have been a musical crusade for women to be recognised within the scene.

With their latest LP, How to Socialise & Make Friends coming out recently to high acclaim, and their tour selling out quickly, you can’t deny the incredible talent the Melbourne trio have. Their lyrical genius is touching a new generation of women and men.

With tickets selling fast for their shows, be sure to secure some for the shows that remain!

Camp Cope 2018 National Tour

Supported by Chastity Belt

Tickets on sale now

Wednesday, 14th March
Republic Bar, Hobart
(With Erica Freas)

Need a place to crash after the gig? Click here

Wednesday, 21st March
Basement, Canberra
(With Moaning Lisa)

Need a place to crash after the gig? Click here

Thursday, 22nd March
Heritage Hotel, Bulli
(With The Nah)

Want to keep the party going in Sydney and need a place to crash? Click here

With only a handful of the Aussie female talent listed here, there are plenty more who will no doubt hit the road soon! With some of the shows listed above selling out of tickets fast, secure some for you and your friends and go and support the growing scene of female artists.

 

Image credit: ‘Camp cope-5’ – Stephen Sloggett Photography. Accessed: https://flic.kr/p/JGFSRz

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