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
The ARIA Awards is the biggest night for the Australian music industry, celebrating all things that the local Australian music scene has to offer.
Hosted by Keith Urban, held at The Star Event Centre, Sydney and broadcast nationally only on The Nine Network, the night 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 5 Seconds Of Summer, Amy Shark, Courtney Barnett, Dean Lewis and Keith Urban, as well as international superstars George Ezra and Rita Ora. The night also saw the iconic Kasey Chambers’ induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame by fellow inductee Paul Kelly.
The PR Files were responsible for all the promotions for the 2018 ARIA Awards and look forward to doing it all again in 2019!
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.
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Hailing from Sydney’s northern beaches, CXLOE is a breakout artist with a wealth of experience beyond her years. Wandering between alternative and electronic, her pop sensibility brings these two diverse two genres together to create a sound all of her own. The pure musical aesthetic met with complex and dark lyrics brings a true contrast to her artistry.
CXLOE’s most recent offering “Show You” premiered on Spotify’s New Music Friday in 21 countries and is currently approaching 6 million streams. Shortly after its release it was added to full rotation on triple j as well as every commercial radio station in Australia, solidifying CXLOE’s position as a true star on the rise. As CXLOE prepares for her next single in early 2019 she will also take the stage as main tour support for BROODS and pop icons Maroon 5.
The PR Files are thrilled to be working on the commercial radio campaign for CXLOE!
Mixing frosty electronic textures, spare beats, and clear, emotive vocals, Norwegian singer/songwriter AURORA works is a similar dark pop milieu as artists like Oh Land, Lykke Li and Lorde. Born Aurora Aksnes, near the city of Bergen. she began writing music and lyrics at a young age, eventually releasing her debut single “Awakening” in late 2013.
Her latest track "Animal" follows last year’s surprise release of INFECTIONS OF A DIFFERENT KIND - PART 1, which sated her sprawling, fervent global fanbase, and acted as a tantalising taster to a very busy 2019 of new music and touring. "Animal" heralds another new chapter in the story of AURORA, the leftfield pop musician who seemingly fell from the forests of her native Bergen with her inclusive stories of nature and nurture, love, longing and loss.
The PR Files are so proud to be working on the Australian PR for AURORA.
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”.
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 early 2019.
The PR Files are excited to be with Indy Stanton throughout her album campaign!
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.
Sydney’s Dear Seattle are the melodic, sing along, beer-in-the-air, headbanging-with-heart punk rock band you’ve been waiting for. One part mosh pit, and one part love letter- with a dash of VB- the band have created a truly unique and powerful style of songwriting that’s connecting with fans across Australia and the rest of the world.
In December 2018, the band were stoked to announce their debut album DON’T LET GO, out in February 2019, with the release of their new track “Daytime TV”. From charting on Spotify viral charts in Australia and the UK, to receiving airplay from triple j, triple j unearthed, community radio and RAGE, to crowd surfing their way across Australia on tour all year, Dear Seattle have arrived and they’re only just getting started.
The PR Files are so excited to be working alongside Dear Seattle, in conjunction with Domestic La La and UNIFIED.
“Dear Seattle have proven they know how to write songs that hit deep.” – BEAT Magazine
“ serving up another belting, honest and melodic indie rock tune” – Music Feeds
“undeniable thrill ” – Rolling Stone
Gus Dapperton brings to mind the greatest character Wes Anderson never wrote. Bespectacled and donning a signature D.I.Y. bowl cut, thrift store designer threads, and pearl earrings, Dapperton sounds like a dream recalled through an alternately soulful and show-stopping rasp. Ascended to the forefront of the pop conversation on the heels of viral smashes such as “Prune, You Talk Funny” and “I’m Just Snacking,” averaging around 1 million monthly Spotify listeners, selling out shows worldwide, and earning acclaim from Vogue and The Fader.
Most recently, the NY singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist unveiled a second taster of his much anticipated debut record WHERE POLLY PEOPLE GO TO READ (following “World Class Cinema”) and “My Favourite Fish” sees Dapperton slowing down the tempo with a love song wrapped in synths and twinkling acoustics, a serenade delivered in his brilliantly offbeat style.
The PR Files are so excited to be working on the Australian PR for Gus Dapperton!
LAVRENCE, from the Queer fringes of Sydney has arrived. Posing the question - why exist quietly when your true self is just waiting to shine? The singer-songwriter was ecstatic to share the universe he has lovingly created.
Growing up in a music obsessed household, LAVRENCE’s taste for performance was quickly established as he’d race home from school each day to perform “Spice” by The Spice Girls (dressing up as either Ginger or Posh). He later honed these skills at a performance arts high school where he studied singing, dancing & acting.
His debut single “Shine” was received with a great response from media and fans alike. Premiered via Purple Sneakers, they described the song as “pop at its absolute best; purposeful, strong, stylistic and moreso than anything, empowering.”
“Discovering LAVRENCE was like discovering a part of ourselves we were to intimated to approach, yet when we did, it became incredibly obvious that this was exactly what we'd been missing.” – The Eye Creative
“a glittery, 80s-tinged ode to empowerment on a single that'll make you feel comfortable and warm if you so need it.” - Pilerats
“…you’ll understand that Lavrence needs no validation whatsoever… he’s just a tiny bit fabulous.” – AuspOp
"It’s always a good omen when an artist’s debut single is both fantastically enjoyable and sounds completely sure of itself." - Outlet Mag
The PR Files are absolutely thrilled to be working with LAVRENCE on his Australian PR!
Beau Lightning, who previous released songs under his given name ELI, is inspired by California daze, desert surrounding the city of sin, cowboys, the moon landing and the alter ego in which Beau Lightning resides.
His debut single '“Last Night” was written and recorded entirely on his own after being given the opportunity to live in a recording on his own after being given the opportunity to live in a recording studio that a close friend and old work colleague built in his back yard. “Last Night” is the result of tinkering and experimentation, a first attempt at using real studio equipment. With some production guidance and mixing from John Broadbent, the song came into be. His music takes off their hats to bands like Queens Of The Stone Age, Arctic Monkeys and Wolfmother.
The PR Files are proud to be working with Beau Lightning!
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Ziggy Alberts is showing just how far you can push the boundaries as an independent artist, after selling out some of Australia’s biggest theatres and playing a sold-out run on his first North American tour, to dropping two charting singles “Heaven” and “Love Me Now“. At only 24 years old, Ziggy has released five albums, co-founded his own label Commonfolk Records, played countless sold out shows across the world and his music has amassed over 105 million streams, globally.
Most recently, Ziggy released his highly anticipated album LAPS AROUND THE SUN. “Love Me Now” and current title track “Laps Around The Sun” were both released this year to positive reviews from media and fans alike. The tracks have been featured in countless playlists worldwide, including Spotify’s New Music Friday and The A-List, Singled Out, Folk Pop, Front Left and featured as New Artist of The Week on Apple Music. ”Love Me Now” alone racked up an impressive 2 million streams in the 3 months after its release and has also been featured on the Shazam charts for several weeks, as well as debuting at #11 on the ARIA singles charts, #10 on the iTunes digital charts and #1 on the AIR independent singles charts.
The PR Files are proud to be working alongside Commonfolk Records on commercial radio PR for Ziggy Alberts!
After turning heads in 2016 with her song “Roam”, Theia returned to the spotlight in early 2018 with new music - raising the bar and firming up her reputation as one of New Zealand’s most exciting new acts. The track entered Spotify’s viral global chart, as well as viral charts in the US, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. It has since been streamed more than 13 million times. Theia travelled far and wide throughout 2017, opening for BROODS on their summer NZ tour, supporting The Kite String Tangle in Australia, and then going on to support our very own SIA, alongside MØ and Charli XCX.
Her recent release “Candy”, the third single from her upcoming EP is an unapologetic and carefree celebration of individuality, and a blast of pure energy, “Candy” sees Theia breaking new sonic ground.
The PR Files are so proud to be working on the Australian PR for Theia, alongside Warner Music.
Valentina Brave’s vintage rock, murder ballads and soul anthems come directly from the underworld. These are transformative songs that will spit you out on the other side of a journey that may begin in suffering, but ends in melodic freedom. Brave makes vulnerability her ally, a powerful medicine in these times. An artist worth witnessing, Brave recently shared the stage with global luminaires Michael Franti, Jackson Browne and Juanes at Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festival when Franti invited her to perform for his main stage closing set. With overwhelming response, it was a landmark moment in the evolution of powerhouse vocalist, improviser and world class artist.
Her upcoming EP WILDFLOWER, features her hit track “I Met A Man”, which was given it’s first play by Women In Pop and a video premiere from Music Feeds. Produced by ARIA nominated musician Danielle Caruana (Mama Kin), the EP, as the title suggests, is indicative of what grows out of human heartache. Wildflowers grow in graveyards, sprung from grief, their beauty bleeding unapologetically into the earth. Like these plants, Brave is a resilient feminine force.
The PR Files are so excited and proud to be working on the PR for Valentina Brave.
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Melbourne-raised, Sydney based singer/songwriter, Jason Winston has recently emerged onto the the music scene. With his debut single “Foreverland”, Winston’s unique sound fuses a mix of pop and RnB sounds, with lyrical authenticity, he draws inspiration from the likes of Frank Ocean, Sza, Troye Sivan, Drake and James Blake.
Although his pursuit into music is recent, he spent his early twenties working as an actor, graduating from NIDA in 2013. He has worked in theatre, TV and is now also focusing his attention on music, with an album in the works, set for release later this year. “Foreverland” is a reminder to to relax into a relationship and with the receiving and giving of love.
The PR Files are so exciting to be working with Jason on his debut releases!
For the best part of four years, Belfast’s Naomi Hamilton aka Jealous Of The Birds has been toeing the line between the confusion and confidence of youth, developing a vocabulary as a songwriter rich in empathy and generosity. She has developed a style equal parts autobiographical and whimsical. It’s a voice and sound subsequently fleshed out over the past few years.
Her upcoming EP WISDOM TEETH follows the successful summer EP THE MOTHS OF WHAT I WANT WILL EAT ME IN MY SLEEP, which featured singles “Plastic Skeletons” and “Russian Doll”. “Plastic Skeletons” was added to rotation on Double J and has been featured internationally on NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’, XPN’s ‘Gotta Hear Song Of The Week’, and BBC Radio 1’s ‘Tune Of The Week’. Hamilton released her first EP CAPRICORN while studying English and Creative Writing at Queen’s University in Belfast. Then following the release of her next venture PARMA VIOLETS, came a serendipitous SXSW performance that same year that ultimately led to the connection with Canvasback Music. Much of her lyrics come from personal notebooks of poetry or grow out of literary references from her reading collection.
The PR Files are proud to be working on Jealous Of The Birds’ Australian PR in conjunction with Canvasback Music.
Made up of five independently talented and successful members who were looking for a new creative outlet; LEISURE are an anomaly in the music industry. This unusual melting-pot of contributions means LEISURE is greater than the sum of it’s parts, each bringing different influences from 70s funk, to 90s rap and R&B, all the way to dance music from the early 2000s. Having amassed over 50 million streams on their debut album, which entered at #2 in the NZ charts, they have built a rabid fan following that has become the stuff of legends - in April this year they performed their debut, backed by the 72-piece Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra, to a sold-out Auckland Town Hall.
Their music has become a staple in the sync world, having collaborated with hip-hop star Goldlink, and have now signed globally to US/UK record label Nettwerk for their forthcoming album, continuing to connect with their manifesto of living the good life, and their over-riding code to “keep things LEISURE.”
The PR Files are so excited to be working with Nettwerk on LEISURE’s Australian PR!
Fil Bo Riva is an artist who is impossible to pigeonhole. The moniker for Italian born Filippo Bonamici, the project combines the talents of two close friends - Bonamici and guitarist Felix A. Remm, that crafts alternative pop gems possessed of a breezy confidence and assurance. And with the announcement of highly anticipated debut album BEAUTIFUL SADNESS, thirteen timeless, classic songs that are playful, anthemic and heartfelt, Fil Bo Riva stands ready to shape and evolve into something truly special.
His first EP release, IF YOU'RE RIGHT, ITS ALRIGHT (2016) gave this musician the platform to make a name for himself all over Europe by touring in support of Matt Corby, Aurora, Milky Chance and Joan As Police Woman, as well as selling out first headline shows around the continent. Fil Bo Riva has now seen three sold-out tours as well as numerous national and international festival shows on the back of his debut EP and is presenting his songs with his band in a breathtaking manner.
The PR Files are excited to be working with Fil Bo Riva on his Australian PR.
Korky Buchek is made up of two blokes, Tom Elliot & Peter Sabbagh, who one day downloaded a pirated version of Ableton (shhh don’t tell) and had a bit of a muck around. Cut to 2018 and they went they’ve gone legit, and are turning out bass-heavy electronica that is grabbing the attention of tastemakers and seeing them playing festivals (Mountain Sounds, HARD Festival, The Plot) and supporting big names like What So Not and LDRU, whilst smashing out their own headline shows.
Tom & Peter draw their varied inspiration from 90s soul, disco, rock, house and hip hop. This blend of influences comes through in their music, and tunes like “All On You feat. Kwame” showcase their bold but refined style, many of which have charted on triple j unearthed and received additions to FBi Radio, triple j unearthed radio and spot plays on triple j.
The duo have been having a solid year, with the release of their party anthems “Wanna Know feat. Dofu” and “Pull Your Pants Up”. Showing no signs of slowing down, with an EP set for release early 2019.
The PR Files are so pumped to be working with Korky Buchek on their Australian PR!
Sinclaire are a new alternative band from the suburbs of Sydney, Australia. Vocalist Michael Cross, drummer Lachlan McDonald, guitarists Aiden Turner and Joshua Gonzalez & keyboardist Jake Sheath founded the band in mid-2018, following years of touring, writing and recording together in various other projects.
Crafting a new sound borrowing cues from indie, pop and rock’n’roll, Sinclaire worked tirelessly on their debut release “Headspace” under the guidance of producer Stevie Knight, recording at Electric Sun Studios in May/June 2018. The track was premiered via Seventh Street’s Don’t Bore Us, with Pilerats giving the official video it’s premiere. Mixed by Adrian Breakspear (ARIA Awards 2017 - Producer of the Year), Sinclaire's debut EP is set for release in early 2019.
The PR Files are excited to work on the Australian PR for Sinclaire.
SAYAH is a singer-songwriter from Sydney with music described as sultry, soulful and emotive. Her dark, lush vocals draw comparisons to Banks with a touch of Jorja Smith, yet it’s hard to miss the soul and stylings of Erykah Badu and Amy Winehouse.
SAYAH’s debut single “Addicts” quickly shot to #1 on the triple j unearthed Pop Charts within days of being uploaded. Since then, she ha splayed to a growing audience of converts around Sydney, including recently opening for Ruel. Her apperance on Balcony TV won international viewers choice on their “Show Of The Week.” Her unique vocal stylings have been praised by the likes of Dave Ruby Howe, “I reckon people would pull their cars over to hear that voice in full flight.”
The PR Files are thrilled to be working with SAYAH on her Australian PR.