The ARIA Awards is the biggest night for the Australian music industry, celebrating all things that the local Australian music scene has to offer.
The sold out awards, held at The Star Event Centre, Sydney and broadcast nationally only on The Nine Network, capped of an extraordinary year for the Australian music industry and showcased the talent and diversity of the nominated artists. Fans were treated to performances from Jessica Mauboy, Paul Kelly, Peking Duk and Gang Of Youths, as well as international superstars Harry Styles and Lorde. The night also saw the iconic Daryl Braithwaite’s induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame by fellow inductee Jimmy Barnes.
The PR Files were responsible for all the promotions for the 2017 ARIA Awards and look forward to doing it all again in 2018!
Australia’s most successful pop export, Sia is well known for writing extraordinary ballads and catchy hooks for artists like Beyoncé, Rihanna, Britney Spears and Katy Perry. Behind the wig, however, Sia is a pop superstar in her own right.
Her sixth solo studio album, 1000 FORMS OF FEAR catapulted her onto the world stage with tracks like “Chandelier”, “Big Girls Cry” and “Elastic Heart” becoming international hits.
In a world obsessed with celebrity, Sia’s non-conventional approach to fame continues to turn heads and make audience’s focus on her incredible vocals and songwriting skill.
Nat has worked alongside Sia throughout her career and The PR Files had the pleasure of working on her latest release EVERYDAY IS CHRISTMAS
Australia’s favourite indie rock outfit Gang Of Youths fronted by songwriter David Le’aupepe and band members Max Dunn, Jung Kim, Joji Malani and Dom Borszestowski, have thankfully showed no signs of slowing down.
Following on from their critically acclaimed album THE POSITIONS and LET ME BE CLEAR EP, Gang Of Youths released their sophomore record GO FARTHER IN LIGHTNESS. Attempting to compartmentalise the past five years into 16 tracks is no mean feat, but the band come away with songs which encourage listeners to persevere as they’ve tried to, empathising with those who’ve brushed up against death, suffering loss every step of the way.
The past 12 months have been a remarkable success for the five-piece after gracing the cover of Rolling Stone (AUS), taking out a total of four 2017 ARIA Awards including Best Group, Best Rock Album, Producer Of The Year and the prestigious Apple Music Album Of The Year. The band also recently made their US television debut on Late Night With Seth Meyers and secured three singles within the triple j ‘Hottest 100’ top 10, cementing their status as one of Australia’s leading rock bands.
Having relocated to the UK, the band have been busy playing to SOLD OUT shows throughout the US and UK.
After their electric European tour and sold out North American tour, Sydney five-piece Gang Of Youths will return home this November for their ‘Say Yes To Life Tour’ presented by Handsome Tours and triple j. The 4x ARIA Award winners will perform at intimate shows taking place in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Hobart and Fremantle.
The PR Files is proud to work with Gang Of Youths in conjunction with Sony Music.
Sydney electronic artist Lupa J is a prolific singer/songwriter and producer who began her career the age of 15, after posting her first three tracks to Soundcloud which attracted the attention of international tastemakers. In 2014 and 2015, she was nominated as a finalist in triple j Unearthed High’s competition two years in a row, following the release of her debut EP THE SEED.
Following the success, Lupa J released four singles to critical acclaim, reaching cult status and earning her the attention from Stereogum, i-D Magazine and Rookie. This, and the release of her second EP MY RIGHT NAME and curated the remix EP for MY RIGHT NAME, scored Lupa supporting slots for renowned artists such as Grimes, K Flay, Sarah Blasko and Tegan and Sara.
Her third EP A HOUSE I DON’T REMEMBER which features fan favourites “Keep Back” and “Moth.” The release came after her appearance at 2017’s BIGSOUND, which was heralded a festival highlight and labelled as a powerful and emotive performance, something special to experience. Lupa J continues to play live shows around Australia with her band consisting of friends and fellow producers Nathan Moas (Lang Systems) on drums, and Mara Schwerdfeger on violin/viola.
The PR Files were proud to work on the PR for A HOUSE I DON’T REMEMBER.
Nick Lupi and Jimmy Nice were born, raised and earned their stripes in Inner West Sydney and in 2008, fresh out of high school, the duo earned themselves an ARIA nomination for their debut album TOWARDS THE LIGHT.
Throughout their ten year career, consistent music releases and countless tours, Nick and Jimmy have cemented themselves as one of Australia’s most respected and beloved hip-hop outfits. Five albums since their debut release, ORBIT is their first record to be released via One Day Entertainment, the company responsible for the wildly successful ‘One Day Sundays’ block parties and boutique festivals across Australia.
Produced entirely by long term collaborators Adit (Horrorshow) and Jono Graham (Left.), ORBIT is Spit Syndicate’s most forward-thinking record yet.
The album’s hard-hitting singles, “Errands”, “F**K It”, and “Contraband & Conversation” have already made waves, with the first two singles added to Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ and ‘All Aussie Hip-Hop’ playlists, plus Apple Music’s ‘Best Of The Week’ playlist. To celebrate, the duo are set to carry out their biggest tour ever.
The PR Files are excited to be working with Spit Syndicate on the release of ORBIT.
Mercurial, magnetic and a creative maverick; this is Marèt. Armed with a manifesto to explore creative freedom and a surprising sonic palette, Marèt understands her vision is ambitions, however, she is ready to deliver.
“Vertigo” is the debut single from the singer, songwriter and artistic director. Produced by Jean-Paul Fung and co-written with Marèt, the track is a universal experience that is explored through her unique insights on surrender, identity and joy.
The accompanying video is crisp, irreverent and symbolic. Watch it once and you’ll be dancing at your desk. Watch it twice, and you may find yourself dancing in public with a wry smile and reckless abandon.
The PR Files are excited to work alongside Marèt on her debut into the music scene.
Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Mike Rosenberg, aka Passenger, has come a long way since his humble beginnings as a busker on the streets of Brighton, UK.
His stunning break-up ballad, “Let Her Go”, earned wide spread critical acclaim, debuting at #3 on the ARIA charts in 2013 and peaking at #5 on Billboard’s Top 100.
Nat has worked alongside Passenger throughout his career. Recently, The PR Files are working with Passenger on his latest release in 2018 “Hell Or High Water”.
With an explosive live show driven by passionate belief of each song’s story, Empire Park deliver a sprawling, nostalgia-tinged melting pot of alternative rock, singer-songwriter storytelling and ambition.
Hailing from the beautiful Hobart, Tasmania, the five-piece band are now based in Melbourne with a refreshed, stadium worthy sound. Stemming from the solo project of then-fifteen-year old frontman, Harrison Manton, the band has been hand picked picked for Falls Festival, Marion Bay five times, culminating in a primetime slot on the Field Stage in 2016.
In 2017, their debut single ‘Weight’ was added to full rotation on stations such as triple j unearthed, Edge Radio and 4ZZZ and received praise from Gang Of Youths and Nothing But Thieves, who also gave the band the opportunity to open up for them on their national sold out tour.
2018 has been Empire Park’s biggest year yet, as they release their first full body of work and their debut EP, NOBODY’S WATCHING ME, which features anthemic rock and alt-pop ‘Tranquiliser’ and ‘God Knows’, as well as stripped back piano ballad ‘Wandering’.
The PR Files are excited and proud to be working alongside Empire Park.
Salty-haired lads from Sydney’s southern beaches, The Kava Kings will make you delirious with their Psychedelic Sun Pop tunes.
Taking a step away from their roots to move towards incorporating more rock and electronic elements into their music, The Kava Kings have been working with Joel Quatermain (Eskimo Joe), gearing up to release their debut album later this year.
The PR Files are exciting to be working with The Kava Kings for their most recent track “Friends”, the first taste of what’s to come from the band this year.
22 year-old Adelaide singer/songwriter Indy Stanton began her music career when she started songwriting in high school and posting covers on Youtube, and by the age of only 15 had already developed a crowd of adoring fans.
After a small hiatus to focus on study, she became eager to start recording some of the music that she had written. Her work was heard by Eslev (producer at Attaboye Records), who quickly became eager to work with her full-time to record her latest single “Small Talk” and produce forthcoming debut album THE CANDLE ROOM, due out in late 2018.
The PR Files are excited to be with Indy Stanton throughout her album campaign!
Sydney’s new music collective Uncle Rico marked their debut with the release of their single “Nightglow.” It was during the recording of the track that the band discovered their sound would shape the project’s vision, creating something that remains true to their songwriting style but still new and exciting.
Lead singer Patrick James, has had previous success as a solo artist, receiving high praise from the likes of Bridget Hustwaithe (triple j Presenter), Max Quinn (unearthed Community Producer) and Atwood Magazine. With songs inspired by bands like The Killers, Bleachers, Springsteen and The 1975, their debut single ‘Nightglow’ gives you a taste of what’s to come.
The PR Files are proud to be working with Uncle Rico on their debut.
When Kesha released her debut album, ANIMAL in 2010, Billboard declared her its Hot 100 Artist and her debut single, "TiK ToK," the #1 Hot 100 Song. It was also the most played song and the world's top-selling track that year. She now has over 28 million Facebook followers, over 2 million Instagram followers, 3.74 million followers on Twitter, and over 1 billion views on VEVO.
Following a celebrated era for the artist, including her triumphant latest No. 1 album RAINBOW, a completely sold-out North American headlining tour and two recent GRAMMY nominations, Kesha is bringing her critically acclaimed ‘Rainbow Tour’ to Australia and New Zealand in October 2018. Supported by Ben Abraham, this will be her first time visiting the region in six years.
Backed by a live band and her trademark swagger and playful snarl, Kesha will perform a set of her past global hits, her double platinum single “Praying”, and other songs from RAINBOW.
The PR Files is excited to be working on the PR for the Australian leg of Kesha’s ‘Rainbow Tour'.
GOSH haven’t been around long, but have wasted no time in creating a cult-like following for themselves. Dynamic, melodic, emotional - yet still cool, the band follow in the footsteps of Indie rockers gone before, and allude to a very promising future for the genre.
Influences like The Strokes, Interpol, The Killers, Gang Of Youths, and The Magic Numbers can be heard throughout the group’s live set, which has clearly already impressed many and has lead to the group playing a number of sold out shows. Live highlights include sharing the stage with Lime Cordiale, Yetti Calzone, and Letters To Lions.
With plenty of hype behind their debut single “Honestly”, The PR Files is excited to work with GOSH on the release of their forthcoming single “Isle of Pines”.
Connecting the dots between electronica, R&B and moody pop, QUAILS made her mark with the release of her debut self-titled EP, bringing two songs to the attention of many. “High Hopes” and “With You” picked up radio play, club play and sync spots in hit TV shows ‘Lucifer’, MTV’s ‘Catfish’ and ‘The Wrong Girl.’ QUAILS also secured a sync in the Netflix movie ‘Death Note’, collaborating with Jordan F on the track “Feel My Love.”
Navigating a digital river of synthesis and sentiment, QUAILS writes music for the ardent and the impassioned and most recently, the Sydney singer/songwriter and producer has released her sophomore EP WORLDS, a six-track excursion into the space between love and loss, following the success of her recent single “Powerless”.
The PR Files are proud to be working with QUAILS on the release of WORLDS.
From humble beginnings listening to his dad’s Eagles and Fleetwood Mac records, Tim Bettison aka Vancouver Sleep Clinic has since collaborated with Raury, Wafia and ZHU, along with working with Grammy award winning Al Shux (Jay Z, Alicia Keys, Lana Del Rey) on Vancouver Sleep Clinics’ 2017 debut album REVIVAL.
Now Vancouver Sleep Clinic has independently released the much anticipated EP THERAPY PHASE 01. Functioning as an umbrella for collaboration and community THERAPY PHASE 01 see’s production from Aussie duo FnZ (A$AP Rocky, Denzel Curry), & Grammy nominated producer Arthur McArthur (Drake, Wale), along with vocals from THEY.’s Drew Love and indigo child Raury.
The body of work includes triple j favourite “Closure feat. Drew Love” which reached 2 million plays in the first 3 weeks, and “In The End” which was premiered via Beat Magazine (UK). The singer, songwriter and record producer has also recently dropped his latest single "Silver Lining.” While his music is littered with dark moments, the overarching premise is that something beautiful and strong can come out of emptiness.
The PR Files are super excited to be working on the Australian PR for Vancouver Sleep Clinic.
Emerging indie-pop artist Lola Scott recently released her debut single “Hush”, a track following a toxic love story twisted with jealousy and fear. Her raw yet ethereal vocals will draw you in, before spitting you out with her poignant lyricism and dark themes. Produced by Dave Hammer (Washington, Thundamentals), the debut comes amidst touring with Asta, with her band Yetti Calzone who co-headlined Sounds Of The Suburbs with Skegss and Camp Cope.
Proving she’s saved the best for herself, “Hush” was added to rotation on FBi radio, SYN and 4ZZZ and is bound to make waves.
The PR Files are stoked to be working with Lola Scott on “Hush” and are excited for what is to come.
English-born singer-songwriter Emma Davis moved to Sydney in search of a little more light. Davis’ self-titled debut record, pieced together in a Newtown terrace was a display of beautifully honest storytelling and quickly established her as a respected musician in the Sydney scene.
The songwriter spent the last two years collecting sounds and crafting her second album DEMONS, to be released later this year. Produced with Greg Walker (Paul Kelly, Tiny Ruins, Jen Cloher, Machine Translations), the album sees Emma’s stirring lyrical details and intricate guitar work woven with playful beats, unique sounds and soft melancholic synth.
‘Best of times', is the playfully wonky third taste of Emma’s forthcoming record DEMONS. The PR Files are excited to be working with Emma on her upcoming release DEMONS and launch shows.
Melbourne nine-piece funk-soul powerhouse, The Bamboos, attracted millions of listeners globally with the winning combination of guitarist/leader Lance Ferguson and vocalist Kylie Auldist, in the track “This Girl” by Kungs Vs. Cookin’ On 3 Burners. One of 2016’s biggest chart hits, “This Girl” was a remix of a 2009 track co-written by Ferguson that should that the world was craving pop music with genuine soul.
2018 saw the announce of The Bamboos eighth studio album The Bamboos, NIGHT TIME PEOPLE which is shaping to be the record that capitalises on the runaway success of "This Girl" and bring their infectious and modern take on a timeless sound to a whole new world of listeners. Incorporating subtle electronic elements while still drawing on the band’s early soul-funk influences, The Bamboos have taken their music to another level with their winning combination that bridges the vintage with the future. The album includes most recent single “Lit Up” which reached 235k streams on Spotify in just two and a half weeks.
To celebrate the release, the band will head out in August on their first headline tour since 2015. This follows being invited to support Robbie Williams on his ‘Heavy Entertainment Show’ tour this past February and March.
The PR Files have proudly handled the Australian PR for NIGHT TIME PEOPLE in conjunction with BMG and i:e Music.
Saint Sister is the Northern Irish eerie-folk creation of Morgan Macintyre and Gemma Doherty. A month after forming the duo were asked to perform on TG4 (Irish national TV), and opened Whelan’s for Arcade Fire’s Will Butler. Since their formation, the band have toured extensively throughout Europe. They made their US debut in March 2016 with multiple showcases at SXSW and have had notable appearances at numerous festivals including BBC Introducing at Glastonbury, Latitude, Electric Picnic, Longitude, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn Festival and Eurosonic.
2018 has already seen the band tour Sweden, Ireland and the UK. The band returned to the USA for their first headline shows in NYC, selling out National Sawdust in Brooklyn and adding another at Rockwood Music Hall. They returned to SXSW for the second time and were picked by NPR as one of the highlights of the festival.
Saint Sister’s latest single “Twin Peaks” was released earlier this year from their forthcoming album Shape of Silence. “Twin Peaks” explores a more direct approach to their songwriting. Pushing themselves away from their comfort zone has resulted in a single distinct from their earlier harp based Irish folk.
Although touring has at times taken precedence over recorded output, the band have firmly established themselves as one of the best regarded live acts in Ireland, a sentiment that is now being echoed across the pond. The duo are set to embark in their 32 date world tour for Shape of Silence in September this year.
The PR Files is proud to be working with Saint Sister on the release of their latest single “Twin Peaks”.
Stepping away from his roots of acting and comedy, Bill Murray and world renowned cellist Jan Vogler will be bringing their ‘New Worlds’ tour to Australia and New Zealand in 2018.
The show also features two other members, Mira Wang (violin) and Vanessa Perez (piano). Reflecting on the backgrounds of each of the four members of Bill Murray’s group, he described the idea as “the collision of America and Europe”. Coming from four different continents, Murray describes the group as “when the continents come together, the music moves right across the peninsulas from one to the other. It’s just a short journey from one continent to the other.”
Showcasing the core of the American values in literature and music, the show communicates and explores the bridges artists have built between America and Europe.
The PR Files are delighted to be working on the Australian PR for this tour.
For the past two years, Nils Frahm had been building a brand new studio in Berlin to make his seventh studio album titled ALL MELODY, which was premiered via NPR.
His new album is born out of the freedom that his new environment provided, allowing Nils to explore without any restrictions. Despite being confined within the majestic four walls of the Funkhaus, buried deep in its reverb chambers, or in an old dry well in Mallorca, ALL MELODY is, in fact, proof that music is limitless, timeless, and reflects that of Nils’ own capabilities. From a boy’s dream to resetting the parameters of music itself.
The PR Files are excited to be working on the Australian PR for this campaign.
Sydney artist Benfield is a product of unique experiences and and years of discipline honing his craft. Spending a year in solitude, travelling relentlessly, enduring a traumatic motorbike accident and cohabiting with an Antarctic explorer, Benfield’s art ventures far into the textures and layers of spine-tingling melodies, and delves into the rugged peaks and troughs of human experience through his lyrics and vocal delivery.
The debut single “How Can I Forget” is the first draw-card into the vast and magnificent sonic landscapes that Benfield creates. The track was produced by Luke Bertoz (Tales In Space, Dappled Cities) and also involves a collaboration with Graham Ritchie (Holy Holy, Big Scary, Japanese Wallpaper). Benfield’s EP is set for release in late 2018.
The PR Files is proud to be working with Benfield on the release of “How Can I Forget”.