Electronic music

Ticketmaster spotlights 10 Australian artists to watch this year

Ticketmaster has highlighted 10 artists it believes will spearhead Australia’s music scene in 2022.

The ticketing and events platform believe 1300, Barkaa, Budjerah, The Buoys, Glass Beams, Grazer, Hope D, Kat Edwards, King Stingray and Telenova will be at the forefront of the scene this year.

Ut said the Breakthrough 2022 list is a celebration of the country’s incredible local talent and embodies its commitment to supporting local artists.

Gloria Brancatisano, Ticketmaster’s content manager and new music champion, hinted that big things were on the horizon for the 10 selected artists.

“Our teams around the world have their ears on the ground and their fingers on the pulse when it comes to artists ready to take the next step in their careers,” she said.

“Ticketmaster’s Breakthrough 2022 aims to showcase these artists, giving them a head start in what is a fiercely competitive industry. We can’t wait to see where they play next.

“From artists who have had stunning introductions to their careers, to others who give an important voice to their communities, and those who are already slowly amassing fans around the world – all the artists on our list are ready to push their career to the next level.”

Last year’s roster included Beddy Rays, Ijale, Kee’ahn, Sycco, Tina Says, Hallie, JK-47, Sloan Peterson, Teenage Joans and Yours Truly.

Ticketmaster has provided an overview of information about each artist, which is listed below.

1300: Founded in a western Sydney garage, 1300 is shaking up expectations of what it means to be a Korean rap group.

Barka: Proud indigenous woman of the Malyangapa and Barkindji peoples, using her razor-sharp lyrical power to speak her truth.

Budjara: The proud prodigy Coodjinburra of the Bundjalung Nation, based in New South Wales, with a soulful and timeless sound.

buoys The Sydney quartet create fiery indie-punk anthems and hook-filled tunes.

Glass beams: Melbourne’s mysterious music makers create “Eastern-inspired Western” electronic music.

Grazer: Melbourne duo that’s sometimes soulful, and sometimes brilliantly floaty, but never really genre-bound.

Hope D: Honest, faith-based writing from the streets of Brisbane.

Kat Edwards: This Canberra-born, Hobart-based artist is a subtle indie-pop force that excites with every release.

King Stingray: Hailing from northeast Arnhem Land with an instantly catchy brand of indie rock, surf pop and beach-ready funk.

Telenova: The enigmatic electro-indie-pop of this trio from Melbourne is like watching a movie without the image.