Julia Why? and Rosie Catalano combine

Winners of this year’s triple j Unearthed NIDA competition, Julia Why? and Rosie Catalano have joined forces to officially release brand-spanking new music videos. The Sydney-based acts and are celebrating by teaming up for a gig at The Vanguard in Sydney’s Newtown next week.

Just One Night (above) is the first single off three-piece Julia Why?’s new EP, which will be released through new independent Sydney label EXXE RECORDS in November this year. The music video was premiered on ABC’s RAGE at the weekend and the band have now been chosen as this week’s triple j Unearthed Feature Artist of the Week. Not bad hey?

Final year film direction students from the National Institute of Dramatic Art created this and Rosie Catalano’s music videos, from the narrative and concept through to filming and editing, as part of NIDA’s partnership with triple j Unearthed.

Rosie Catalano’s clip for Hearts (above) was also premiered on RAGE at the weekend. It was directed by NIDA student Heather Fairbairn. Hearts is the first single off Rosie’s second EP, Dreams Are Just Movies. She told us, “It was very exciting to see Hearts translated into film in a way that balances the romance of the song with an unexpected ending. I put myself in the hands of the amazing creative team who brought the director’s unique vision to life in the wild Australian bush.”

Julia Why? and Rosie Catalano will get together at Newtown’s Vanguard on October the 8th for live performances. Also, Gareth Evans, Editor of Australian music blog Timber & Steel, will host a live Q&A with film directors and designers from the National Institute of Dramatic Art, who’ll share tips and tricks from ‘the making of’ both music videos, which will then be shown on the large screen after each performance.

Tickets start from $15.80 and can be purchased online via The Vanguard website.