E^ST has had a pretty meteoric rise through the field of young emerging talent between the release of last year’s debut EP The Alley, and has wasted no time in dropping her follow-up EP Get Money!
She collaborated with young female up-and-comer Mallrat on the album’s title track (below), so we decided to pick her brain about her favourite female artists who have influenced her speedy development as an artist.
Get Money! is available now through Warner Music Australia, and she’ll be heading out on tour with fellow young gun Japanese Wallpaper in August (dates below) – they’ve already sold out a Corner and an Oxford Art Factory, and second shows have been announced.
Grimes is one of my favourite female artists, because she’s such a badass. I have loads of respect for artists who write, record, produce, and perform all of their music, which is what Grimes does (I mean she learnt how to play the violin and drums for her latest album, just so that she could play it herself). I love how she has reassured everyone that pop music can be interesting and credible, boss move.
From her solo stuff, to the Guernica stuff, to the Yapoos stuff, and everything else she’s managed to be a part of, this lady never ceases to be a legend. She has one of the most interesting and diverse voices I’ve ever heard, and no matter what she does, it’s always nek level passionate. She’s inspired me to use my voice in as many different ways as possible, and to embrace those theatrical vibes.
I feel like Imogen Heap is always pushing the boundaries with her music, is always reinventing herself you know… Every song feels so different from the last. She’s one of my favourite lyricists ever, she finds a way to write things so poetically and unusually, yet her lyrics are still so relatable and raw. She somehow made me relate to an abandoned building (check out Neglected Space), which is real talent.
This amazing woman somehow makes everything she does a work of art… She takes viewers/listeners to another world no matter what she does. And I love her music… She hasn’t been afraid to be unique and a little freaky, and I haven’t come across another artist like her.
Kate Bush is one of those classic artists for a reason. I think her songwriting and production was ahead of her time, and even today it feels ahead of the times. Not only do I think she’s an amazing and interesting songwriter and artist, but she’s also one of my favourite female vocalists. She truly uses her voice as if it were an instrument, which is something I try to apply to my own vocals.
With Japanese Wallpaper
August 4 | Woolly Mammoth, Brisbane QLD
August 6 | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW (SOLD OUT)
August 7 | Oxford Art Factory, Sydney NSW
August 11 | Fat Controller, Adelaide SA
August 20 | Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC (SOLD OUT)
August 21 | Corner Hotel, Melbourne VIC
August 27 | Jack Rabbit Slims, Perth WA
August 28 | The Newport Hotel, Fremantle WA