The Deer Republic has taken out this year’s first Tooheys Extra Dry uncharTED competition. The Sydney band won the title in front of a home crowd at the Oxford Art Factory last night. The prize includes a slot on this year’s Splendour in the Grass bill and an artist development package worth $25, 000. The band beat out other finalists Hot Little Hands and Foxx on Fire.
Nick Andrijic of The Deer Republic described their win as “Phenomenal; ecstasy; fantastic! I’m not just saying this because we’re gracious winners; the other two bands that played tonight are fantastic … It means the world to us to play at Splendour … the fact that we’re going to be sharing the stage with some of them [our favourite bands], it’s indescribable at the moment, I don’t think it’s going to hit me for a couple of days … we’re looking forward to it.”
This year’s second Tooheys Extra Dry uncharTED comp is now open for entries. If you’re a solo artist of band looking for your big break, head to the competition’s website to register. Who knows? It could be you winning the glory next time around!
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