Gold Coast artists showcased in new album

SEED artist Mind & Matches, Gold Coast

Some of the city’s most talented emerging artists have been included in a new compilation, out today.

The new release is the seventh from Griffith University Queensland Conservatorium’s SEED program, which is an innovative artist agency based on the Gold Coast. The program helps upcoming artists to take their first steps in the music industry.

The agency recruits new artists every year and releases a compilation to celebrate. This year SEED has selected seven emerging artists spanning genres from psych-rock through to electronic-pop including Emily Jane, Kaitlyn Martin and Mind & Matches. They join the likes of Tesla Cøils, Sophia Koop and Hazel Mei in the SEED program for 2018.

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And it’s not just recorded music that SEED is dishing up. On Friday 8 June they’ll launch the compilation album SEED Volume 7 with the first of five weekly live performances at Nightquarter.

That launch will feature Phoebe Sinclair – a finalist for a 2017 Gold Coast Music Award – as well as three of SEED’s newest recruits – minimalist folk artist Emily Jane, indie songstress Kaitlyn Martin and dream folk band Mind & Matches.

Donna Weston leads the Popular Music program on the Gold Coast says that SEED goes from strength to strength, “with Volume 7 again showing just how exceptionally talented our students are.”

“Starting out as an annual album release seven years ago, SEED has now developed into an artist management and booking agency,” Donna said.

“Our huge engagement with events surrounding the Commonwealth Games demonstrates just how much our industry connections have grown.”

After the Gold Coast live concert series finishes, SEED is also heading up the highway to host a weekend showcase in Queen Street Mall in Brisbane from 20–22 July as part of The City Sounds.

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SEED Volume 7 Album Launch concert series takes place every Friday from 8 June – 13 July at Nightquarter (except Friday 29 June).

 

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