August 30 2016
MTV Australia has just launched its second year of the Australian version of its Brand New competition, a competition for up and coming Aussies and Kiwis where viewer votes can set them up to crack the international scene. The 10 shortlisted artists will battle it out over 10 weeks, as their fans tweet #MTVBRANDNEW (artist) to show their support, with the artist receiving the highest votes winning $10 000 for their charity of choice!!
MTV Brand New has had huge success in the UK, launching some of music's biggest international artists today, including Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Adele and Jessie J to name a few, and nominated artists enjoy air-time and online coverage throughout the competition. Get to know our picks of the bunch, Paces & Godwolf below, and be sure to flick them a vote by tweeting!
Gold Coast producer Paces is on an undeniable upward swing. After selling out his series of Ship To Shore album launch parties around the country, his debut LP 'Vacation' entered the iTunes Top 20 album chart and claimed the #2 spot on the Electronic chart. Paces' single with Jess Kent '1993 (No Chill)' also received national radio support and has racked up 700,000 plays on Spotify alone!
After supporting Dillon Francis and his own huge headline Vacation tour around Aus & NZ capital cities, Paces and Guy Sebastian slayed triple J's Like A Version, with their cover of L D R U's 'Keeping Score' already amassing over half a million views online and getting love across the board.
'Desert', his latest single featuring Guy Sebastian, is lifted from Paces' 13-track debut album 'Vacation', which features a range of international and Australian talent. From Baltimore to Brazil to a little closer to home, Paces has enlisted artists like Bonde do Rolê, Kučka, and Oliver Tank as well.
Vote for Paces by tweeting #MTVBRANDNEW Paces
Read more about Paces on MTV Brand New here.
GodWolf - the electronic brainchild of Melbournians Joe Kosky and Tom Armstrong - is steadily gaining serious attention throughout Australia and the world. Formed in early 2011, GodWolf now enjoys success as a two-piece DJ act, and as a mesmerising five-piece live band.
GodWolf's most recent single 'Feels Right' hit #1 on Hype Machine and was featured on some of the world's largest YouTube channels and reputable blogs which led to the single garnering over a million plays online.
Now GodWolf have finally graced the world with their debut EP 'On Repeat'. It features Armstrong's trademark production touch which accompanies and brings to life Kosky's tales of personal but relatable life experiences. Mixtures of upbeat tropical vibes mixed with downtempo chilled elements creating a perfect blend of moods to accompany any day perfectly.
With an overriding vibe of catchy indie pop, in the words of the band "We like the idea of blending the ethereal with the vicious: the ambient with the aggressive: the God with the Wolf." Their live hybrid-electronic band harmoniously brings two energised worlds of music together, creating a unifying experience that is not to be missed.
Vote for GodWolf by tweeting #MTVBRANDNEW GodWolf
Read more about GodWolf on MTV Brand New here