Meet Polarheart, our 2016 ‘Is It A Banger – Electronic Music Competition’ winners.
After winning our competition last year with their downtempo, esoteric masterpiece “Dystopia”, things escalated quickly for electro / dream duo Mary and Chris.
After plenty of hustle, including Triple J airplay, a synch on US television series Roadies (Cameron Crowe), two features on MrSuicideSheep, over 3 million plays online, and of course winning our inaugural Electronic Music Competition, Polarheart’s hard work has culminated in a contract with Sony Music Australia.
Since then Mary and Chris have been busy collaborating and co-writing their new EP.
We caught up with them to see what’s been happening and talk about this year’s competition.
Studios 301: How was the experience winning last year’s competition?
It was a very cool experience! It gave us the opportunity to work with some great people in an amazing studio, and helped us get our name out there a bit more too.
Studios 301: You got signed to Sony after that…how did things progress for you after winning the comp?
After winning the comp, we released the tune we worked on with Chris Arnott as our next single. We just kept writing, playing shows and getting radio play, and were contacted by Sony a while after that.
Studios 301: What do you think about this year’s prize package?
The prize package looks great! It covers everything you need to get your career up and running and presents some amazing opportunities for any up-and-coming musician.
Studios 301: Do you have any advice for the entrants this year?
I guess we would just say to everyone entering to submit a song that is true to your sound and what you want your project to be, and make it the best you possibly can!
Studios 301: Anything else you want to add?
We were very grateful to win last year’s competition and wish everyone entering the best of luck!!
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