BIGSOUND logoBIGSOUND – Australia’s festival/conference knees-up to celebrate the best in new, homegrown music – will be upon us in QLD’s Fortitude Valley from September 3-6, 2019. In the lead-up, we’re putting a few questions to the most promising names who’ll be performing. Click here to see more chats with the acts we think will own this year’s BIGSOUND!


Melbourne trio Huntly – Elspeth Scrine, Charles Teitelbaum and Andrew McEwan – make minimalist, soulful, experimental pearls of pop, and they’ve been on our radar since their pret-ty brilliant debut Low Grade Buzz.

What sets your music apart?

Who doesn’t love a good cry on the dance floor? Huntly works on the margins of a bunch of genres to create something cohesive that feels like release and catharsis. We’ve got feel-good bangers, we’ve got turbo heartbreak, we’ve got existential dread. What more do you want?

Which movie scene would your latest single suit?

The wedding scene in The Godfather but maybe a bit less hetero.

Give us your best useless fact – about yourself, or the world.

There are a growing number of small towns across the world named in honour of us (not strictly factual).

What can we expect from you at BIGSOUND?

Huntly sets typically revolve around runway drama, comedic banter, cathartic dance ops, and as much crowd participation as possible. We will also be sunkissed and recharged from our recent European expedition. Brisbane is Elly’s hometown so maybe she’ll wear her old school uniform for the set.

Which BIGSOUND acts are you looking forward to seeing?

The current greats of Australian music like DRMNGNOW, P-UniQue, and Gordon Koang. Our friends from home Hemm and Aphir. And then our new friends Boy Azooga who we recently played with at a festival in Sicily.

What should we look out for on your post-BIGSOUND horizon?

New music and a Huntly world excursion :’)

Huntly play the Woolly Mammoth on Wed Sep 4 at 11.40pm.

Wanna see more chats with the raw talents we think will own this year’s BIGSOUND? Click here for our curated Q&As.