International Spotlights

Dreaming Loud presented by Spotify

Releasing his first self-produced singles in 2019, 16 year old Dharawal singer-songwriter Aodhan (Aidan Whitehall) was honoured to win triple j’s Unearthed High Indigenous Initiative 2019 with his coastal folk flavoured ‘When Your Eyes Speak’.
As a proud Butchulla man raised in Katherine NT, BIRDZ is renowned for his unique brand of hard-hitting Hip Hop, embodying strong messages of hope and self-determination.

The rapper’s debut album ‘Train Of Thought’ (2017) was received with critical acclaim, loved by community and national radio, and deservedly won the Australian Independent Record Label Associations
Developing her own brand of brooding pop, Toowoomba-based artist CLOE TERARE is showing she’s a voice to be heard. Having co-written her 2019 single ‘Easy’ with Gold Coast electronic R&B artist/producer DVNA as well as receiving four star reviews from Dave Ruby Howe "She's sounding like gold on this track" and Claire Mooney "CLOE melts over the top here".
Kee'ahn is a proud Kuku Yalanji, Jirrbal, Zenadth Kes song woman who has recently ventured from her home town in Far North QLD, to pursue her dream in the Kulin Nation (Melbourne, Australia). With a name coming from the Wik people, meaning to dance, to sing, to play - Kee’ahn aims to honour her name and Ancestors through her soulful music.
West Australian singer songwriter and producer Tornina 'Matalja' Torres is an emerging artist, creating contemporary Indigenous fusion music. Influenced by Blues, Roots, Soul, Jazz, RnB, Hip Hop, World music, Pop, Reggae and Indigenous languages.
Meet all-female Hip Hop group, Oetha. With an Australian and global Hip Hop scene heavily dominated by men, these Indigenous Sistas have come at just the right time! Oetha is an acronym; Our Earth The Heart Acknowledges. This name is a reflection of the deeply connected and soulful sound that they bring to the Australian music scene.
The deserts of central Australia are a dry and brutal place. Temperatures can soar above fifty degrees in the summer and drop below zero in the winter. The earth is scorched red. This is the home of the Arrernte people.

The most isolated metal band in the world, Southeast Desert Metal, are from Santa Teresa, a small community in central Australia.
The Yorke Band are an Australian independent trio hailing from the Yorke Peninsula, South Australia. With a passion for music, brothers Caleb and Zakari Raymond along with Zac Butler write songs confronting major social issues that are faced by young people of their community.