Freeza Push Start Finalists Spotlight: Part 1

It’s that time of the year again! The Freeza Push Start grand final is quickly approaching. On Feb 10th at St Kilda Festival, eight finalists from all over Victoria covering a range of genres will showcase on the Push Stage, with one winner taking home the winning title. Get to know our first four finalists and be sure to pop down and catch their sets before they become the next big thing in 2019! Stay tuned for part two of our Freeza Push Start final artist spotlights next week.

JAKAL (South Metro)

JAKAL are a young six piece soul/funk band who have recently hit the Melbourne music scene. Their blend of sassy vocals, brass, and a killer rhythm section makes JAKAL a band not to be missed! The band recently launched their self-titled debut album which has been played by Triple R, Triple J and PBS radio stations. You can see them performing around Melbourne entertaining and taking their music to newer dimensions.

Angela Kenna (Barwon South West)

Angela is a vibrant singer/songwriter from rural South West Victoria. From a young age Angela loved music, storytelling, literature and writing. Angela’s passions collide through her original piano ballads. Her delicate and vulnerable narratives coincide with strong and rich vocals. Through her young, dreamy, refreshing sound Angela communicates relatable themes with her heart and soul.

Katie Gaston (Hume)

Katie Gaston is a singer/songwriter from Rutherglen in North East Victoria. Though she has been, singing, writing and playing her guitar for years, she is relatively new to performing. Katie has performed for the last two years at Yackandandah Folk Festival, and previously at the Albury Carols by Candlelight.

Katie has been fortunate enough to receive mentoring from the talented Sal Kimber. She enjoys honing her craft by busking locally.

Having developed both a love for music and words at a young age, Katie’s lyrics are moving and poetic. Listen out for her upcoming EP, currently being recorded.

The Spaghetti Stains (Gippsland)

The Spaghetti Stains are a three piece, all female band from Gippsland, made up of members Emmah, Pantjiti and Rose. Their alt/indie rock sound takes inspiration from the likes of Dumb Punts, Verge Collection and Wolf Alice, featuring generational subject matter and lyrics from real events, bringing a hyped vibe to the stage.

Having won their local FReeZA Push Start Battle of the Bands in August, as well as their local Push Start Regional Finals in late November, these girls are working hard on generating new material ahead of their debut festival appearance at St Kilda Festival 2019 as part of the grand final.

After recently playing their first headline gig in Brunswick, Melbourne, the girls are following a high demand of bookings for up and coming events, both locally and in other regions, before planning on recording their music in 2019.