High flying Melbourne artists Owl Eyes and Stonefield are set to join forces for a national, co-headline tour this August and will feature at the Station Resort Jindabyne on Wednesday August 8.
Under the moniker of Winter Road Trip 2012 the regional tour will promote and support the Australian government initiative The Line, which promotes respectful relationships among Australia’s youth and raises awareness about everything from sexting, texting, and cyber-bullying to inappropriate physical behaviour.
It is the first time the Wunderkind label sisters have toured together and both artists are excited about not only spreading The Line’s message via their music and performance, but also by the anticipation of their time on the road together through predominantly regional areas of Australia.
The five young women, with an average age of less than 19 years hope to utilise their unique position in a male-dominated industry to encourage young people to work towards changing attitudes and behaviour about violence and relationships. They join previous musical ambassadors for The Line Pez, Maya Jupiter and Lisa Mitchell.
The music industry has traditionally been a difficult environment to navigate, and both artists have overcome many obstacles on their way to achieving astounding success in a short amount of time while still managing to create true and meaningful connections with their youthful fan bases. Stonefield won the triple J Unearthed High competition in 2010 and have played at The Big Day Out as well as Glastonbury (UK); Owl Eyes has embarked on three sold-out national tours, key supports for the likes of Darwin Deez and The Wombats, as well as featuring in triple j’ prestigious Next Crop artists for 2012 – all that with both artists yet to release their debut albums.
Owl Eyes and Stonefield hope to draw on their own positive experiences to encourage fans and friends alike to draw the line.