Melbourne singer songwriter Courtney Barnett and Sydney’s Seekae have been named Amazon’s Artists to Watch in 2015.
Amazon is showcasing Barnett’s ‘Avant Gardener’ track and Seekae’s ‘Monster’, offering both as a free download for a limited time.
“Taking the world by storm wouldn’t exactly fit Courtney Barnett’s slacker aesthetic, but her audiences are growing regardless. The Aussie singer-songwriter’s debut album, ‘The Double EP: A Sea of Split Peas,’ is rife with wry humor, slacker delivery and lo-fi indie rock instrumentation,” they wrote describing the new Australian talent.
They describe Seekae, “When it comes to musical propositions, few carry the risk of an instrumental band transitioning to new sound with lyrics. Minimalist Sydney electronic trio Seekae took that leap of faith in 2014 on their third album, ‘The Worry,’ and it worked. Laying Alex Cameron’s vocals over the trio’s ambient compositions have taken Seekae’s emotional expression to the next level”.
Sydney’s Flight Facilities have also been included in the Amazon Artists to Watch list.
Amazon has 20 songs available for free from their Artists To Watch for 2015. Download here
Amazon Artists To Watch in 2015
Arrows (feat. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis) – Fences
Say My Name (feat. Zyra)- ODESZA
When You Were Mine (feat. Tegan & Sara) – Night Terrors of 1927
Salt – Bad Suns
Come On Over – Royal Blood
Desire [Explicit]- Meg Myers
All Of The People – Panama Wedding
Dearly Departed (feat. Esmé Patterson) – Shakey Graves
Sunshine [feat. Reggie Watts] – Flight Facilities – Down To Earth
In Harmony – Ásgeir
One More – Elliphant feat. MØ
Go Buffalo- Like Swimming
Call Me – St. Paul & The Broken Bones
Shelter Song – Temples
Cold Feet Killer – My Goodness
Violent Shiver – Benjamin Booker
Avant Gardener – Courtney Barnett
We Can’t Ever Die – White Arrows
Lie To Me = Milo Greene
Monster – Seekae
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