ABC and Mushroom Vision to launch new live music show, ‘The Sound’

ABC and Mushroom Vision to launch new live music show, ‘The Sound’

Words by Kate Streader

Featuring performances by Nick Cave, Steve Kilbey, Eskimo Joe and more.

ABC has teamed up with Mushroom Vision for a new six-part series titled The Sound which will bring some of Australia’s favourite musicians to our screens on Sunday nights for exclusive performances, collaborations and interviews.

Launching on Sunday July 19, the series will feature performances from classic and emerging acts including Mark Seymour and the Undertow, Kate Ceberano, Steve Kilbey, Sean Sennett, Eskimo Joe, DMA’s, BENEE and Lime Cordiale, as well as an extra special preview performance by Nick Cave.

Each week, The Sound hosts Jane Gazzo and Zan Rowe will be joined by a guest co-host to talk music, industry news and introduce an impressive lineup of artists from across the country.

As well as highlighting what’s happening today in Australia’s music scene, each episode will also cast our collective gaze back with its regular segment ‘From the Vault’ which will highlight historical music clips from years gone by.

Other weekly segments will include ‘Tribute’, in which artists will collaborate on iconic Aussie tracks, and ‘Introducing’ which will showcase some of the hottest upcoming talent in the country.

“As COVID-19 restrictions continue and the Australian music industry works to get back on its feet, we’re very happy to be working alongside the passionate team at Mushroom Vision on The Sound,” said  ABC Head of Music Chris Scaddan.

“Australian music needs to be heard and Australian artists have never stepped back from their creativity. The Sound enhances the ABC’s unrivalled support for Australian music in 2020, via our radio networks, video segments, TV programs, live concert streams and digital content.”

The Sound will feature artists from all walks of our incredible local industry, with more than two-thirds of each episode focused on showcasing new songs,” added Mushroom Vision’s Michael Gudinski. “I’m thrilled the ABC, the home of iconic music programs like Countdown, Recovery and rage, have partnered with us to support local music in such difficult times.”

The Sound launches at 5:30pm on Sunday July 19 on the ABC. 

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