SUBCULTURE? presents Ainsley Farrell + Lawson Hull @ Nights With Tiki La La
SUBCULTURE? presents Nights With Tiki La La on October 14th from 7pm with Sydney-based artist Ainsley Farrell, off the back of her album release 'Dirt' and Long Jetty local, signed with Nettwerk Music Group (US/Canada) Lawson Hull
Ainsley Farrell is a Sydney-based artist from the United States. After a slow trickle of single releases throughout the past year, Ainsley Farrell has released her anticipated album, Dirt, on June 8th. The album has garnered huge support from national and community radio across Australia. It was made Album of the Week by FBi and 2ser radio. The first single, ‘The Way Back’, made it to Top #6 on Double J Radio’s Most Played Tracks. The music videos for ‘Fireworks’ and ‘Buffet’ were featured on Rage and MTV Australia. ‘Dirt’ explores themes of anxiety, loss, and restlessness, to violating men, existential crises, and complicated relationships. The album was recorded with Tim Harvey (Jade Imagine, Emma Louise, Lisa Mitchell, Aldous Harding) on the NSW central coast.
Farrell’s 2017 Dark Hours EP received airplay from radio stations all around Australia, includingnational station Triple J. Farrell was named FBi Radio's Independent Artist of the Week following her first single release ‘Lady Long Hair’. In 2018, her song ‘Dark Hours’ was featured in the Netflix documentary, Afflicted.Farrell showcased as an official artist at SXSW in 2018. She performed for Sounds Australia followed by a tour around the U.S., playing Sofar Sounds in NYC. Her single ‘Walls’ was one of FBi Radio’s Most Played Tracks of 2018. The single also gained support from Triple J and Double J radio. In 2019, she performed as an official artist at Bigsound. She has supported Australian artists Julia Jacklin, Stella Donnelly, Middle Kids, Angie McMahon, and New Zealand artists Nadia Reid, Jess Cornelius, and Merk.
Australian singer and songwriter Lawson Hull merges fascinating prose with cinematic production and artful songcraft on his 2021 EP, Hangin’ Out with Cowboys [Nettwerk]. Personally, he’s “not much for wearing cowboy hats – still working up the courage.” However, much like the title suggests, he’s got a few friends who are. This body of work bottles the expanse of the Outback’s breathtaking vistas into robust guitars, dreamy beats, and chantable hooks. With a little poetic license and tasteful embellishment, Lawson’s deft and dynamic storytelling brings these tracks to life with all the gusto of a classic flick. Inspired by a range of artists from Bon Iver to Bombay Bicycle Club, Lawson first gained attention when his song “Paint” gained millions of Spotify streams. In 2020, he signed to Nettwerk and released his acclaimed debut EP, Dreaming Is Easy