With so many exceptional acts lined up to hit the stages at Australia and the Gold Coast’s newest summer event Feedback Festival this December, it might be hard to know where to start. That’s where we come in, with a look at some of the best local acts on offer that you’d be crazy to miss.
The Oogars (Gold Coast)
For Fans Of: The Growlers / HAIM / Allah-Las
Latest Single: Scream
Packed to the brim with dreamy harmonies and psychedelic, surf-rock melodies, Gold Coast four-piece The Oogars are a self-described tough-pop quartet from the coast. Comprised of Vocalist / Guitarist Gemma Owens, Bassist/vocalist Emily-Grace Lawlor, Drummer Daniella Cassimatis and Vocalist/ Keys/ Guitarist Tanisha Cook The Oogars are rapidly winning over hearts with their highly energetic and captivating live performances…at Feedback Festival, they’re likely to win over yours!
Catch them at: Miami Marketta on Saturday 12 December with Luja Murfi.
Lastlings (Gold Coast)
For Fans Of: Mansionair / Running Touch / RUFUS
Latest Single: Out of Touch
If you’re from the Gold Coast, you’d be hard pressed not to know brother / sister duo Lastlings. Despite hailing from a coastline usually known for pumping out hazy surf rock, the pair have made an international name for themselves for their deep, minimal, electronic style. On 17 September, Lastlings finally announced their long awaited debut LP ‘First Contact’, which they’ll be performing live for the first time at Feedback Festival this December.
Catch them at: Miami Marketta on Friday 4 December + Saturday 5 December
For Fans Of: Hockey Dad / Skegss / Bad//Dreams
Latest Single: Seriously
Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, Bugs are a lighthearted group of mates who find joy in crafting infectiously happy pop music with a dose of honest and relatable songwriting. With tracks getting smashed on triple j – including their cover of Mallrat’s ‘Charlie’ for Like A Version – massive sets at Falls Festival, Beer InCider Festival and BIGSOUND, it’s hard to believe Bugs aren’t already your new favorite band.
Catch them at: Mo’s Desert Clubhouse on Saturday 5 December
The Unknowns (Sunshine Coast)
For Fans Of: Thee Oh Sees / Ty Segal / FIDLAR
Latest Single: Waste My Time
With their raw rock ‘n’ roll sound and fresh punk attitude, energetic Sunshine Coast trio The Unknowns are breathing new life into classic punk-rock. Since forming at high school in late 2014, The Unknowns have managed to seamlessly fuse together old-fashioned authentic punk rock, with new, garage-pop. It’s fast, it’s honest and it’s simple – but hot damn is it good.
Catch them at: Vinnies on Saturday 5 December
Donny Love (Gold Coast)
For Fans Of: The Chats / Mac DeMarco / King Krule
Latest Single: The Lights
Influenced by everything Talking Heads to Ariel Pink, Donny Love are the Gold Coast’s answer to a fuzzed out version of Mac DeMarco with saxophone and more guitar pedals. Often found singing out suburban Australian life and ‘progress for the sake of progress’, Donny Love are your new favorite band…you just haven’t heard them yet.
Catch them at: Mo’s Desert Clubhouse on December 05
Peach Fur (Gold Coast)
For Fans Of: Wavves / Ocean Alley
Latest Single: Aliens
Drawing inspiration from everything from the stadium rock sounds of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Pink Floyd, to the surf rock sounds of Thee Oh Sees and Ty Segall, this Gold Coast outfit have perfectly mixed the delicious flavours of rock n’ roll with a blend of reggae and psych rock vibrations. Forming in 2015 after a chance encounter on Stradbroke Island, Peach Fur have continued to win over fans along the eastern shore line for years.
Catch them at: Elsewhere on Friday 11 December
Feedback Festival runs across the Gold Coast from 3 to 13 December. Program and tickets are available at feedbackfestival.com.au.