The City Sounds Amplify winner
Babaganoüj has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Amplify competition. As chosen by ARIA award-winning producer Magoo from the top 5 shortlisted acts alongside WAAX, Doom Mountain, The Ninjas and Baskervillain. The band will enjoy $5000 worth of studio time with Magoo and a $2000 PR consultation package from Mucho Bravado.
Although it was a tough choice for Magoo, he said overall the band showed great promise, and went on to comment about the other finalists in the top 5:
"Overall, the lead track from every band was awesome. I really had to dig a little deeper and judge upon the subsequent tracks I found. Babaganouj just seem to have the best consistency and show great development."
Baskervillian – "The vocalist has such an awesome voice, their time will come. I think a little more time in the oven and this one will be superb."
Babaganoüj – "I’m a sucker for a great pop hook, along with dueling vocals. Addictive."
Doom Mountain – "Really reminded me of my years growing up listening to Aus indie garage pop. The Skeletones, The Stems, even Radio Birdman. Has the vibe."
The Ninjas – "I’ve always been a fan of the Ninjas and have enjoyed every time I've worked with them. Great songwriters with an strong affinity for the pop hook."
WAAX – "Amazing energy. electricity for my ears. Really remind me of a band I worked with a while back called 'Young and Restless' . I think with a little more time, they'll be the band on everyone's lips."