The hottest young musictalent on the Coast will launchthe SEEDconcert series at theNightQuarteron Friday, May 26.

Starring the best emerging acts from the Queensland Conservatorium Bachelor of Popular Music program, the launch will feature a performance from Tesla Cøils, who were named Breakout Artist of the Year at the Gold Coast Music Awards.

The series will feature performances by Kirsty Abrahams,M Ø N I Q U EROYES and Tesla Cøils.

There is something for everyone, with acts spanning a range of genres, including pop, rock, country and electronica – evidence of the diverse talent at the Gold Coast.

With SEED alumni winning awards, receiving regular play on Triple J, touring nationally and playing major festivals, attending this year’s SEED launch is an opportunity to discover the next big thing.

Since kicking off in 2012, SEED has grown from a single compilation album release to an extensive development program for emerging talent.

Each year the Bachelor of Popular Music students’best songs are compiled into an album and distributed online. Selected artists then receive career building experiences, industry connections and high-profile performance opportunities.

The latest album, SEED Volume 6, can be downloaded for free via Bandcamp.

Dr Donna Weston, who leads the popular music program, says SEED is developing a reputation for being the Gold Coast’s music tastemaker.

“Now in its 6th year, SEED keeps going from strength to strength,” she said.

“Our SEED artists feature prominently in the Gold Coast Music Awards and Queensland Music Awards, as Triple J Unearthed artists and independent touring artists in their own right.

“The album launch is an exciting time, and an opportunity to catch a glimpse of our talented emerging artists as they take their first steps into a professional music career.”

SEED series

Gold Coast
NightQuarter, 1 Town Centre, Helensvale
6pm — 10pm,Friday, 26 May
Running every Fridaythrough to 23 June. $3 entry

Queen St Mall, Brisbane CBD
Friday 14 July — Sunday 16 July