Local band SAFIA up for a Channel V Award

Hannah Haggarty 30 September 2014

Canberra has, like any other city, a fierce pride among its citizens. I often find myself at parties or in clubs with people from other cities desperately defending it, clinging onto credibility as only someone who truly appreciates Canberra for the art-wealthy city that it is. Explaining that no, it’s not boring, yes we can get dinner after 8pm and yes we do have shopping centres and major roadways. Contrary to external belief, Canberra has a lot going on that we’re proud of. One of those things is Canberran electro three-piece, SAFIA.

Bursting into the scene in 2013, SAFIA released their song ‘Listen to Soul, Listen to Blues’ which made it into Triple J’s hottest 100 at number 76. Since then they’ve shared the stage with Tame Impala and the Temper Trap and supported both Rufus and Lorde on their national tours.

Now they’ve released a totally independent music video for their song ‘You Are The One’ – and it’s in the running for Channel V’s Ripe Clip of the Week, the only independent clip running this week.

As anyone can guess, the top spot is taken out by the artist with the most votes – just being in the running for this amazing feat is so mind-blowing for Canberra locals Ben, Michael and Harry, but to win it – that would really put the icing on the cake right before their ‘You Are The One’ National tour. Please show your support for local and Australian music by going here and voting for SAFIA’s ‘You Are The One’ clip and really drive home the impact Canberra is having on the great Australian music scene. Voting closes tonight.

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