Get the latest from Beat


Issue 1633

Words by Gloria Brancatisano

Editor’s Note

My favourite part about working here every day is that I get to share so many incredible up and coming artists with new ears. Last year, I stumbled upon English youngster Yungblud, and after following his rise very closely, and tipping him to be a standout artist for 2018, it’s my absolute pleasure to have him gracing our cover this week. Head on over and check out our chat – not only does he make incredible music, he’s also leading the next youth revolution – so the future’s looking pretty bright.

Joining Yungblud at Splendour is one Albert Hammond Jnr (check what he thinks of the ‘indie’ label), we also get the lowdown on Apollo Bay’s mammoth WinterWild Festival, Rackett get us ready for Melbourne Guitar Show, and Bastille and Pagan both prepare us for new music.

We also chat with Vicki Gordon and Tracee Hutchison, the incredible women behind the inaugural Australian Women In Music Awards. It really is true – you can’t be what you can’t see, and now through these awards so many incredible women will get the spotlight they deserve. Get your nominations in ASAP.