September 11th 2013
BIGSOUND 2013 is held in Brisbane Australia from the 11th to the 13th of September.

BIGSOUND 2013 is held in Brisbane Australia from the 11th to the 13th of September.

BIGSOUND, now in its 12th year, has a reputation as the best and most relevant music industry event in Australia. Produced by QMusic, it is positioned as Australia's most internationally focused conference. The event draws top national and international industry talent to Brisbane each year, forming a vibrant collection of musicians, buyers and industry experts to create an environment of new music discovery.

The following New Zealand acts have been selected by BIGSOUND to play the 2013 event: Eden Mulholland, Clap Clap Riot and Villainy

The New Zealand Music Commission Showcase will kick off BIGSOUND 2013 with all three New Zealand acts performing. The New Zealand showcase takes place at The Black Bear Lodge, Wednesday September 11th from 5-8 pm.

The Showcase line up is as follows;

5.15 - 5.55pm - Eden Mulholland
6.10 - 6.50pm - Clap Clap Riot
7.05 - 7.45pm - Villainy

In addition to The New Zealand Music Commission Showcase the acts will be performing their own official BIGSOUND showcases:

Thursday 12th September

8:20 - 8:50 - Villainy at Tempo Hotel
9:10 - 9:40 - Eden Mulholland at Alhambra Lounge
10:50 - 11:20 - Clap Clap Riot at Alhambra Lounge



Eden Mulholland

Eden Mulholland has had a less conventional path in music - as a former contemporary dancer, Eden has a unique and experimental approach to composition - the results of which are often challenging, satisfying and dramatically charged. Vocally a bit of a chameleon and with a weird back catalogue of music written for theatre and dance, Eden does his take on pop music of the future; complete with strange voices, ripped apart rhythms and momentary flashes from ethereal orchestras. Eden is also the singer and writer for pop group Motocade.

Clap Clap Riot

Clap Clap Riot are a four-piece rock n' roll band from Auckland, New Zealand, known for their raw and energetic songwriting and magnetic live shows.

In 2012 the band unveiled their debut album Counting Spins through Universal Music NZ. Upon release, the album debuted at #1 on the NZ Top 40 chart, received a nomination at the 2012 Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards for Best Rock Album, was named the NZ Rock Album of 2012 by iTunes and saw the band shortlisted for NZ's most prestigious songwriting award, the APRA Silver Scroll for the single Everyone's Asleep. In tandem, their single So You Say hit #1 on the NZ iTunes Rock Charts, and reached #4 on the NZ Singles Radio Airplay Chart.


Since their formation in 2010 Villainy have wasted no time in becoming a dominant force in New Zealand rock. Their debut LP Mode. Set. Clear. was released late last year, debuted at #8 in the NZ Top 10 and spawned numerous top 10 radio hits including signature tracks Alligator Skin and Gather Yourselves both reaching # 1 in the rock radio charts. Villainy began 2013 by supporting The Offspring and Billy Talent at Vector Arena and also playing a coveted late afternoon slot at Homegrown and then embarking on an extensive nationwide tour.



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