Get ready to party for Brisbane's night-of-nights!
Beloved Meanjin/Brisbane venue The Triffid has officially released the lineup for its annual Queensland Album of the Year celebration, and in true Triffid fashion, it's set to fill your live music cup right to the brim! Set to go ahead on November 17, the team at The Triffid have been busy creating the ultimate celebration, locking in a bunch of entertainment that champions the unbeatable music coming out of Queensland.
In recent years, the tradition upheld by the venue has previously applauded The Chats, Tia Gostelow, Cub Sport and Busby Marou, as well as hardcore outfit Stepson taking out the 2021 title. This year the nominees include Jaguar Jonze, Shag Rock, Mass Sky Raid, Hatchie, Eliza and The Delusionals, and Semantics, and with votes still open until Saturday November 12, make sure to head to the voting portal here to pick your favourite and go into the running to win The Triffid's annual Golden Ticket, granting the winning recipient free entry into every Triffid gig in 2023.
Kicking off the festivities with a little twist, six local artists will cover a song from each album on the nominee's list, giving attendees a fresh taste of the music they've been voting for and providing even more of a platform for spotlighting Queensland talent.
Brissy superstar Hallie will be the first cover artist to take the stage, showing off their distinctive rock style through a cover of Save Me from Eliza and The Delusionals' debut album, Now and Then.
Beloved locally and across the country, Concrete Surfers will pay homage to the Semantics with a cover from their debut album, Paint Me Blue.
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Disco-pop outfit Dizzy Days will join the party with their cover of Know My Name from Jaguar Jonze's acclaimed BUNNY MODE. Despite being one of Brisbane's newest bands, Dizzy Days are tipped as a fan favourite due to their addictive dance tunes that can make the most stubborn punter tap along to their tunes.
Covering Hatchies' Giving The World Away is Babagnouj, performing as a solo piece. After a couple of years off, part of brissy icon Babagnouj will be back on the stage, bringing with him the band's classic Brisbane-rock style.
Cairns indie-rockers The Bluebottles will be making their way down the east coast to perform a cover from Shag Rock's latest release, Double Overhead, and are sure to bring some of their sunshine-soaked northern Queensland vibes along for the ride.
Finally, Zach Britt from Dream on Dreamer will take on some of the band's unique metalcore musings and channel them into a rowdy cover from Mass Sky Raid's album Calm In Chaos.
Once the winner is crowned and the party is in full swing, City Piss will hit the stage, bringing their lovable but wild antics and infectious dance grooves to really get the party started.
And throughout it all, the fabulous Sellma Soul - who you might remember first dazzling the country in 2019 on The Voice Australia - will be the night's MC, bringing her outstanding expertise in both music and entertainment to carry the evening.
Voting is still open until the 12th of November, so make sure to get your vote in before they crown the winner! Vote here.