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Take 5 With Jacob Fitzgerald

After releasing his stellar single ‘Muse’, Naarm/Melbourne-based indie-rock artist Jacob Fitzgerald returns with his latest offering in ‘Shame on You’ – produced by the artist himself and long-timefriend/collaborator Brent Quirk, with mastering by George Georgiadis (Gang of Youths, The Vanns,Tyne James-Organ) at Little Wing Sound. To get to know Jacob a little better, today he has shared with us his top five favourite artists.


Sam Fender

As a Springsteen lover, it’s hard not to get around Sam Fender. This man pours heart and soul into all his projects and captures the big band sound with the upmost finesse. He is a poet that delivers lines with KILLER PIPES. I love everything about his production and his lyricism. In fact, he has been a super influential artist for the late writings in this current project. Tracks like ‘Get You Down’ and ‘Getting Started’ sparked a lot within me, I’m still striving to write like him, but it is evident in some of the tracks dropping later this year!

Harry Styles

It’s no secret that I’m a Harry stan. He’s a showman and a certified hitmaker. His recent bodies of work flow effortlessly from ballad to bop, and are aways too easy to get stuck in your head. He has an infectious stage presence and a true flare when performing live. He’s classy and eccentric which makes it hard not to love him! I could only hope to have as much vibe as him when up there.

The 1975

As my good mate Reuben “Wheels” Hawkes often states… The 1975 is everyone’s favourite band…
Their second album has been a frequent spin in my collection. They fill their tracks with perfect textures and melodic lyrics that never cease to amaze me. Their ability to add stacked harmonies with tasteful guitar licks has been a big inspiration for our music of late. It’s quite evident in our latest single ‘Shame On You’, where we flood the production with big synths, bigger harmonies and tasty bass. We love it round here!

Spacey Jane

This is short and sweet. I just dig Spacey Jane, man.
They have such a distinct sound and an ability to create cohesive albums. I’ve been slamming their tracks for a while now and always make an effort to catch their live shows. They have a band chemistry that shines both on and off stage, which I really admire. They’ve carved themselves a neat little spot as one of Australia’s hottest young bands and will always have a fan in me!


Tyne-James Organ

Another Aussie to get behind. I’ve been a Tyne fan for a while now and have had the privilege of watching shows he’s played for less than 100 people, as well as shows like a packed out 170 – Russell. He has a big sound and a killer stage presence. It’s no secret that the man can dance and that he loves what he does. It’s infectious and inspiring. His music is heartfelt and crafted with care which makes me very excited to see what he does next!


Jacob Fitzgerald’s latest single, Shame On You is available now, everywhere.


Written by John Zebra