Support your local artists: What to buy your music loving mates this Xmas

Merch, merch and more merch. Branded merchandise is one of the best ways to offer financial support to your fave local artists this Christmas, while gifting your music loving mates with an item they’ll treasure and wear to the death. Below are some awesome local acts that have merch up for offer this silly season…

The Wayward Suns

You won’t be saying ‘Yeah Nah’ to this double single vinyl release from The Wayward Suns. Not only will you be under the intoxicating influence of their funky hip-hop roots blend but also support their social and mental health awareness project.

Merry merry merry all the way over to thewaywardsuns.com

Eliza & The Delusionals

Say ‘eat my shorts’ to 2021! Rock into the new year in one of these tees from indie rock icons Eliza & The Delusionals and get all 90s nostalgia vibes. Get this staple in your wardrobe and feel hella fly this Xmas!

*insert dial-up (Mum! Get off the phone so I can use the internet!) elizaandthedelusionals.com

JK-47

Slip, slop, slap on one of these custom bucket hats from Indigenous hip-hop genius JK-47. With tracks so hot, these noggin protectors will be the only thing making you feel as fresh as you look this Xmas.

Stay cool, breeze merchfan.co/jk47

Peach Fur

Was that Xmas’ jolly fat man riding the clouds? Nah, it was Peach Fur’s psychedelic spaceship orbiting your funky rock dreams. Make sure you catch a peachy tee on their flight overhead!

I’m dreamin’ of a groovy Xmas peachfur.bandcamp.com

NIDALA

Djugun woman NIDALA brings you her carbon neutral EP ‘Colours Of My People’. Steeped in bluesy roots and rock, it’s a tonic for the soul. With 20% of all funds going towards planting trees and another 20% towards Indigenous-run initiatives, it’s a most special Xmas treat.

Open your heart to nidalamusic.bandcamp.com

Kallidad

Mis amigos! Spanish rock trio Kallidad have the ideal custom designed stubby holders to help you cool off this summer. Get your mitts around one and jam to their spicy tunes with an iced cold bevvy.

Boogie on over and check out other treats on offer this Xmas kallidad.bandcamp.com

Gimmy Flowens

Picture this: Relaxing in the bath with the soulful folk melodies of Gimmy Flowens playing in the background. Well now you don’t have to! This indie rock goddess has put it on a limited-edition tote bag for you to bring those good vibes wherever you go.

Keep the good times flowin’ these holidays gimmyflowens.bandcamp.com

Ella Fence

Electro-pop indie-rock supersonic queen Ella Fence is inviting you to join her wolf tribe. Sleek and fresh, just like her genre-defying tunes, you’ll hear this tee echo your name as it howls through the night!

Xmas never felt so good ellafencemusic.bandcamp.com

Budjerah

A Coodjinburra boy from the Bundjalung nation, Budjerah is electrifying the music scene with his silky-smooth tunes and spine-tingling vocals. We hope you’ve been good this year, because this signed debut album is top tier!

Set your Xmas playlist budjerah.com              

BB Factory

Feelin’ the blues? Slip back into your jazzy roots with this howlin’ good tee from BB Factory. Available in a full spectrum, so you can ooze the sultry blues in the colour of your choosing this Xmas.

Slide on over bbfactory.theprintbar.com

Malina Claire

With an elegance to match her ethereal sound, these tees from Marina Claire will surely sweeten your Xmas. Coming as a triple threat, you’ll be supporting a local muso, a local artist who designed the print (solarpeachartist) and a local merch company that aims to keep a low environmental impact. Win, win, win!

Bliss is waiting malinaclaire.com

Girl and Girl

Hot cross buns! Wrap your ears around Girl and Girl’s self-described ‘desperate rock’ EP ‘A Typical Friday Night’. Add a little eclectic zing to your Xmas and let it bake all night long baby.

Go here for the secret ingredient girlandgirl

Alisha Todd

Indie pop legend Alisha Todd has created the perfect tee to reflect the emotional landscape her magical tunes will take you through. Like her angelic voice, this beautifully simple tee will articulate your deepest thoughts and desires.

Be transported this Xmas thealishatodd.com

Atticus Chimps

Come in ground control, t-minus 10 seconds before lift-off with one of these sick backpacks from rockers Atticus Chimps. No matter how you spend your holidays, one of these bad boys will surely come in handy!

Ho ho hold onto your seats atticuschimps.com

Karl S. Williams

If blues, roots and rock run thickly through your veins, then this ‘Lifeblood’ tee from Karl S. Williams is just what you need! Put this baby on and feel those rich tones set your heart into rhythm these holidays.

P.S. I’m hand printed in Currumbin! karlswilliams.com    

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