FBi’s Northern Lights competition is returning again in 2016 and they’ve whittled down 600 entrants to a shortlist of just eight.
As per usual, the winners will be given the chance to play Iceland Airwaves Music Festival on a bill that includes PJ Harvey, Warpaint, Julia Holter and Kate Tempest.
They’ll be given flights and accomodation plus they’ll spend a day recording in Sigur Rós’s Sundlaugin Studio.
Among this year’s finalists are rapper Baro who is fresh from joining Flume on stage at Splendour In The Grass, electronic singer/songwriter BUOY who has just released her stunning Break EP and Sydney’s Middle Kids who caused a worldwide stir with their debut single Edge Of Town.
Multi-instrumentalist Anatole, producer Christopher Port, singer/songwriter Georgia Mulligan, rock/electronica band Mezko and serenading duo Oh Pep! have also made the shortlist stacked with new Aussie talent.
Whoever wins the competition will join an esteemed list of winners that includes LUCIANBLOMKAMP, Moon Holiday and Oliver Tank.
The winner of the competition will be announced early next month on FBi. Check out the full list of finalists and have a listen to them below.
FBi Northern Lights Finalists: