Presenting a spark of experimental and dynamic Indigenous creativity, TERRAIN, is a chance for music fans to experience some of the most exciting and innovative Indigenous musicians on the cusp of their ascension into the heart of the music industry.
Challenging, inspiring and cultivating new perceptions of what Indigenous music is all about, TERRAIN 2016 highlights three new talents in indie rock, folk and hip hop – Brett Lee, TigerLilly, and Briggs.
WHEN: Sunday 17 January, 5pm
VENUE: FCAC Riverside Lawn
Brett’s story telling matched with the natural and earthy tone of his voice makes you feel like a Rainbow Lorikeet in a Wattle Tree. His sound comes from listening to folk and acoustic surf music with hints of country hidden between the lines.
WHEN: 5:15pm – 6pm
TigerLilly are a folk/pop storytelling outfit made up of two vivacious ladies; singer/songwriters Lydia Fairhall and Kali Blunt. TigerLilly released their first EP in 2014 through QLD’s only Indigenous owned and managed record label, Impossible Odds Records. Their first single Fractions, was warmly received, sitting at number one on the AMRAP community radio charts for three weeks. TigerLilly’s songs are gentle, earth loving songs with grit and a tiny bit of grunt.
WHEN: 6pm – 7pm
Briggs is an Indigenous Australian of the Yorta Yorta people and the tribe name is tattooed on his forearms. Since the 2009 release of his self-made, self-funded EP, Homemade Bombs, Briggs has been on the hustle. In a good way. He released a critically acclaimed LP, The Blacklist, he toured Europe with Hilltop Hoods, he toured Australia with the likes of Ice Cube, Yelawolf, MF DOOM, Ghostface Killah and Pharoahe Monch.
WHEN: 7pm – 8pm
Presented in partnership with Laneway Festival, Maribyrnong City Council and FCAC.
TERRAIN is presented as part of Wominjeka Festival 2016.
1- Brett Lee