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7 best acts to come out of Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Posted on December 22, 2017
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Sydney is a melting pot of culture. Every neighbourhood has left its distinctive mark on the Australian music landscape. From the cultural hub of the inner-west to the burgeoning suburbs of Greater Western Sydney, there is no shortage of incredible and diverse musical talent.

To celebrate the upcoming Lime Cordiale tour, we’re shining a light on seven of the best musos to come out of Sydney’s gorgeous Northern Beaches.

CXLOE

It’s been a phenomenal year for CXLOE, who continues to hit milestones upon milestones. CXLOE is one of the most exciting pop acts on our radar.

She’s only released three tracks but has already racked up millions of streams on Spotify. CXLOE is currently gearing up to support Maroon 5 on their 2019 Australian tour.

Watch: CXLOE – SHOW YOU

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Lime Cordiale

Lime Cordiale are a sibling duo carving out their niche in the world of indie-dub. The band of brothers had a ripper 2017, dropping their debut record Permanent Vacation, which debuted at Number #1 on the AIR 100% Independent Australian Albums chart.

Streams and followers then doubled. For the month of October, Lime Cordiale added more than 358,000 listeners on Spotify, with monthly streams booming to nearly 1.6 million.

Now the band are back with a gorgeous new track ‘Dirt Cheap’, a cruisy, reggae-infused indie-pop gem. They’re also heading on a massive nationwide tour to celebrate. Tour details and ticket information below.

Watch: Lime Cordiale – Dirt Cheap

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Dear Seattle

Dear Seattle has been making significant waves since the band dropped their cathartic self-titled EP last year. Since signing to James Tidswell of Violent Soho’s label Domestic La La, the band have unleashed some of the finest emo-tinged rock Australia has seen in years.

They’ve cut their teeth touring with Aussie legends like Trophy Eyes and Hockey Dad. They’ve also torn up festival stages at UNIFY, Yours & Owls and Groovin’ The Moo.

Watch Dear Seattle – The Meadows

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Angus & Julia Stone

Sibling duo Angus & Julia Stone are undoubtedly one of the most beloved acts in Australia. They’re over a decade into their career and they’ve continued to remain relevant as hell — just last year they cracked #3 in the highly-coveted Hottest 100 countdown.

Their luscious, dreamy tracks have always struck a special chord with their Australian audience.

Watch: Angus & Julia Stone – Chateau

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Flume

Flume’s career has been nothing short of remarkable. In a few short years, the 27-year-old has risen to the highest echelons of Australian music.

He’s played some of the most impressive stages — who could forget that enthralling closing set at Splendour In The Grass 2016?— as well as scored himself a bunch of awards. He has forged an idiosyncratic and instantly recognisable sound in the electronic music landscape.

Watch: Flume – Never Be Like You feat. Kai

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Ocean Alley

Reggae-rock fusion Ocean Alley have cemented themselves as one of the most universally adored acts in Australian music. The band have been kicking it together for six years, but the last year has seen their career truly blossom.

Their songs are sleazy, sultry and guaranteed to have the kids getting up on each other’s shoulders during a festival slot.

Watch: Ocean Alley – Confidence

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Winston Surfshirt

Winston Surfshirt have only been around for a couple of years, but the Northern Beaches-bred six-piece have already made their mark on the Australian music scene.

They’ve also scored praise from music legends Elton John and Zane Lowe. Their track ‘Be About You’ came in at 27th on the 2017 Triple J Hottest 100.

Watch: Winston Surfshirt – Be About You

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Lime Cordiale are currently gearing up to head around the country on a massive tour in celebration of their latest track ‘Dirt Cheap’. The indie-dub luminaries put on one of the most rousing live shows in the country, so make sure you head on down to see them.

LIME CORDIALE
‘DIRT CHEAP TOUR’
TICKETS HERE

Friday, 2nd November
MOLO Live ANU Bar, Canberra

Saturday, 3rd November
UOW Uni Bar, Wollongong

Friday, 9th November
Narrabeen RSL, Narrabeen

Saturday, 10th November
Northern Beaches PCYC, Sydney
U18 
*SOLD OUT*

Sunday, 11th November @ Northern Beaches PCYC
Sydney – U18 
*SOLD OUT*

Thursday, 15th November
The Gasometer Hotel, Melbourne

Friday, 16th November
Howler, Melbourne 
*SOLD OUT*

Saturday, 17th November
The Westernport Hotel, San Remo

Sunday, 18th November
Wrangler Studios, Melbourne – U18 
*SOLD OUT*

Friday, 23rd November
Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

Thursday, 29th November
The Zoo, Brisbane 
*FINAL TIX*

Friday, 30th November
The Zoo, Brisbane 
*SOLD OUT*

Saturday, 1st December
The Zoo [Matinee], Brisbane 
*FINAL TIX*

Saturday, 1st December
Byron Bay Brewery, Byron Bay

Sunday, 2nd December
Miami Shark Bar, Gold Coast

Friday, 7th December
Dalrymple, Townsville

Saturday, 8th December
Edge Hill Tavern, Cairns

Thursday, 13th December
Tap House, Bendigo

Friday, 14th December
Karova Lounge, Ballarat

Saturday, 15th December
Evelyn Hotel [Matinee], Melbourne 
*SOLD OUT*

Saturday, 15th December
Barwon Club, Geelong

Friday, 21st December
The Marlin Hotel, Ulladulla

Saturday, 22nd December
The Factory Theatre, Sydney
 *SOLD OUT*

Sunday, 23rd December
The Factory Theatre, Sydney 
*FINAL TIX*

Saturday, 12th January
Pineapple Fields, Sunshine Coast
(supporting Tash Sultana)