With great power comes great responsibility. That’s why we’ve decided to place some of this responsibility onto you, because we’re all in this together.
Only one act can win The Jump Start to Adelaide’s NYE and play to over 40,000 people at the City of Adelaide’s official celebration at Elder Park. We want to know what you think, so have a listen to our 10 favourite acts below and vote below to help us decide which is best!
Alice Girl sings and produces everything herself, but her live set brings three other musicians along for the ride, including a live drummer. Channelling Banks & Grimes, Alice Girl combines ethereal vocals and strong hooks with a sugar-coated darkness.
A duo out of the Fleurieu Peninsula who describe their music as ‘an endless river of chocolate for your ears.’ Expect smooth beats, lush synths, hypnotic samples and big smiles.
An ethereal pop duo inspired by Grimes, Purity Ring and The Knife. They released their debut EP last year and have supported KLP, Wafia and Tigerilla as well as playing Futuresounds VI.
The sole rapper in this year’s Top 10, Mastacraft brings upbeat electro into his music for a live set that ends with the crowd jumping, and a lot of sweat. Anyone who’s seen him support Madchild or Nelly will be able to attest to this.
One of our Electro Live performers, Mio bring big bass, big harmonies and big emotions to their music. With an EP coming in early 2017, Mio want to bring in the New Year with you feeling elated and optimistic.
Nakatomi’s credentials speak for themselves: a nomination for ‘Best New Act’ at this year’s SAM Awards; support slots for Miami Horror, Peking Duk, Slumberjack and more; gigs at the Clipsal 500 and Futuresounds VI; and more than one appearance as our local track of the week for The Jump.
A dark synth pop band, Only Objects combine a full live rhythm section with synths, keytars, and a healthy dose of AutoTune to create something impassioned, emotional and most importantly, danceable.
A four-piece whose music ranges from Rufus-esque bangers to wistful ballads akin to The xx. On-stage, Pale Gold aim to leave you slightly sweaty, smiling and with a song stuck in your head – and really, isn’t that what NYE is all about?
One of the first signees to Futuresounds Adelaide’s record label, PNK FME brings his emotional, tripped out beats to life with a live set that reaches near-Lorde levels of idiosyncratic movements.
Originally from Geelong, Water Park moved to Adelaide to start writing their own eerie, folk-inspired electronic jams. Their live set combines indie sounding vocals with everything from chilled electronic beats to future bass material.
Voting is now closed. We’ll be announcing the winner on Monday December 12 in Drive!