Sydney’s Annie Bass Gives Us The Hometown Lowdown

The Women in Electronic Music Showcase is just a short month away. Presented by MusicNSW and FBi Radio, this year’s event will host some of the best and brightest up-and-coming female talent in the ever-evolving local and international music scene. Hosted by the infinitely regal Flexmami, come June 17th, punters at the Oxford Art Factory will no doubt be in for a wild ride as they’re treated to a smorgasbord of live music.

To celebrate this year’s event, we had BB favourite Annie Bass share, what she believes, are some of the most exciting acts coming out of Sydney right now. With Bass’ career as a singer-songwriter starting to take flight, her impeccable taste in music comes as no real surprise but without further ado, buckle up and let the tour of Sydney’s thriving music scene begin…


“I’ll never forget the first time I saw Ngaiire on stage. She has one of the most powerful and emotional voices I’ve ever heard and a remarkable stage presence. As a writer, she pulls from so many genres, and creates music that is completely her own.”


“There is something so special about Buoy’s music. A classically trained pianist and impressive vocalist, her music is intelligent but so emotionally charged. I saw her play her EP launch early last year and was completely blown away. Her music pushes so many boundaries, while still feeling totally nostalgic.”

Elizabeth Rose 

“I really believe Elizabeth Rose is one of the most skilled and exciting producers in the country. After releasing her debut album last year, she created her own brand of electro-pop. I can’t wait to see what she does with the rest of 2017.”

Nina Las Vegas 

“Easily one of the most influential women in the Australian music industry, watching Nina make the transition from club DJ / radio presenter, to launching her own record label and releasing original music was hugely inspiring. To me EZY OR NEVER pays homage to so many of the producers she has championed, and is some of the strongest club music in the scene.”

George Maple 

“I watched George Maple perform at Groovin The Moo over the weekend and calling her fiercely confident is only the beginning, the entire audience was in the palm of her hand. Her production and songwriting abilities speak for themselves, her resume paired with an extensive vocal range makes her pretty much unstoppable.”

Body Type

“When I heard the charming fuzzy guitar sounds of Body Type, I fell in love instantly. It’s only been a few months since they released their debut single but their lo-fi pop sensibility is undeniable and after growing up obsessively listening to Garbage and Courtney love, I feel like I’ve been waiting for a band like this for years.”

Sampa The Great 

“Sampa The Great is making some of the best hip-hop in Australia, she’s a creative force and totally holds her own. Her HERoes spoken word project raises so many important questions, showcasing her incredible lyricism and strengths as a poet and writer.”

Catch Annie Bass on the 17th of June at the Women In Electronic Music Showcase: