[by Coco Eke]
Wergaia woman and one of Australia’s brightest songwriters, Alice Skye today joins the nation’s leading label for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists, Bad Apples Music.
To celebrate the news, Alice Skye will perform alongside Bad Apples label founder Briggs, at Melbourne Museum’s upcoming Nocturnal event on July 5 for NAIDOC Week.
Born in Western Victoria and now based in Narrm (Melbourne), Alice has been working hard over the past couple of years, touring her 2018 debut album Friends with Feelings with childhood friends and bandmates, Sam and Kane King. A combination of hopeful and haunting, Alice’s sound combines dreamy vocals and stripped back piano melodies, elevating the gentle moodiness of her songwriting, transforming her once bedroom scribblings into well-crafted and articulated lyrics on love, loss and life. Alice Skye on signing to Bad Apples Music:
“I usually overthink things until I can’t make a decision but taking the steps to sign to Bad Apples Music just made sense to me. They have been so supportive and generous to me since we first met. It does feel ironic to be among such staunch and strong rappers when that is quite opposite of what I am, but I love the idea that there can be staunchness in shyness and that Bad Apples believe in that too.
"I have such admiration for Briggs’ and the way he navigates this industry - and I love the space he and the team at Bad Apples have created for first nations artists in this country. The music industry is a wild and sometimes overwhelming place, so having people that prioritse community and operate like family back me and believe in me is a real dream. I’m so happy to be working with people who are as excited about me releasing new stuff as I am.”
Joining the news of today's signing, Alice announces she will perform at Melbourne Museum’s monthly returning Nocturnal event series on July 5, headlined by Briggs. Returning for NAIDOC Week this July, the adults only after-dark event will take over the museum’s forest gallery to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
An enduring commitment to nurturing artists and providing platforms for excellence in the music sector, Bad Apples Music continues to grow as Australia’s most prolific Aboriginal record label. Founded by Briggs, the label maintains a foundational objective in using music as a platform for social change and educating and fostering the talent of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. Briggs on the signing:
"I’m proud that Alice Skye has found a home with Bad Apples Music. Wergaia woman Alice brings an immense talent, honesty and unique perspective with her that I believe will only take her to further success. I’ve watched Alice grow as an artist over the last 2 years and it’s been Strength to strength. Alice’s songwriting & performance is top tier and it won’t take long before she is recognised as one of our countries best.Bad Apples Music strives to create pathways represent our vast communities and talents as best as possible in the most genuine way. Supporting artists outside of the Hip-Hop is a first step for us but it is a considered and informed one."
Don’t miss attending Nocturnal on July 5 to witness Bad Apples Music’s newest signing, Alice Skye.
Alice Skye signs with Bad Apples Music
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