Thursdays, 8pm

Indie Spotlight Melbourne is a J-AIR radio show playing all the newest music made in Melbourne. Melbourne has a vivacious, creative community of musicians constantly creating new fresh sounds of all genres.

On the show we will not only be playing music but conducting live interviews with musicians. The two-hour show is hosted by singer-songwriter Shani Weiss and will be on every Thursday at 8pm



Listen On Demand

11 Apr 2024, 7:58pm

11 Apr 2024, 7:58pm Indie Spotlight Melbourne Come Heavy Sleep are an expressive original music duo based in Melbourne who compose and perform folk noir music. Amongst their balladry and meditative improvisation you'll hear cello, dobro, and voice all coalesce to give weathered flesh to rustic songs about old times and alone times. Come Heavy Sleep bring you the music of empty country at dusk and a wine in the shadows. Rosie Luby – cello/voice Kier Stevens – dobro/voice

4 Apr 2024, 7:59pm

4 Apr 2024, 7:59pm Indie Spotlight Melbourne Alt-folk/pop singer-songwriter, Duxie Franklin, has been hailed as “one of the country’s most unique and exciting emerging acts” (Happy Magazine Blog).Duxie’s newest release is the irresistibly catchy, ‘Lucky Charm’. Premiered exclusively on AAA Backstage, the song is a joyous alt pop (and slightly punk) banger about finding somebody who radiates happiness in your life. Chris Lamaro from AAA Backstage writes “The song radiates brightness, enriched with quirky elements that contribute to its distinct and engaging character. Duxie Franklin’s vocals are the cherry on top, infusing the track with a lively and sparky energy that will undoubtedly have you tapping your toes.”

21 Mar 2024, 7:58pm

21 Mar 2024, 7:58pm Indie Spotlight Melbourne Melbourne based, singer-songwriter Scott Candlish shares honest, personal stories of vulnerability through a blend of indie-folk and rock music. Drawing on influences from a wide range of artists, Candlish uses notable falsetto and an intricate fingerstyle. Open and honest about his mental health, Candlish delivers raw and emotive soundscapes that reflect deeply in the innermost corners of his soul.

7 Mar 2024, 7:58pm

7 Mar 2024, 7:58pm Indie Spotlight Melbourne a special show interviewing local businesses Cafe Claremont The Pita Man Jacobson Dental Hilulim Magnet me

15 Feb 2024, 7:58pm

15 Feb 2024, 7:58pm Indie Spotlight Melbourne Primal was formed in mid-2022, after frontman Ethan Taylor and Ocean Grove drummer Samuel Bassal had recorded what would come to be known as The Primal EP. Following the inception of this EP, Taylor went on behind the scenes to form Primal with Louis Cameron (guitar), Jack Mannock (bass), Jake Leahy (drums) and Pablo Tuke (keys). In October of 2022, the now fully-formed band released their debut single ‘Bodies’ and quickly rose to local popularity, with their first headliner (and simultaneously their first live appearance) selling out. This was quickly followed up by support slots for Yours Truly, Void of Vision, Those Who Dream, Juno and Ramona Sky, as well as achieving their first interstate shows all within the first year of performing as a band. Now the band is set to release their debut EP, due for release on February 2nd, 2024 – the thing that started it all in the first place. Primal is a band not to be missed in 2024.

8 Feb 2024, 7:59pm

8 Feb 2024, 7:59pm Indie Spotlight Melbourne Oscillating between millennial earnestness and gen-z irony with an inescapable optimistic base is Louis, a singer/songwriter hailing from Melbourne, Australia. His original tracks are awash with layers of introspective indie-folk, pure pop sensibilities and rebellious alt rock; marrying infectious hooks with odd individuality.