Electric Fields is a potent new music bringing together the brilliance and creativity of music producer and composer Michael Ross, with the mesmerising sensitivity of Zaachariaha Fielding – whose rare and beautiful voice has been described as ‘taking soul to the stratosphere’. These two feminine brothers create a striking and haunting merging of living traditional culture with electronic music. Co-writing music and delivering an evocative and memorable live performance experience, Electric Fields bring moments of breathtaking beauty and power to the stage. Often featuring Zaachariaha’s traditional languages of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara people, Electric Fields music ranges from soulful pop to epic-scale electronic works, through to intensely intimate story-songs.
After becoming finalists for 11 awards across just two weeks in October 2019 – to include the ARIA 2019’s Best Australian Live Act – Electric Fields went on to take out the top spot for the National Live Music Awards with 3 awards – Best Live Act, Best Live Voice, and Electronic Act of the Year. They were also awarded the National Dreamtime Award, the Corner Award, and two SAM Awards – Best ATSI Artist, and People’s Choice – Electronic.
Bringing in the 2019 New Year at Woodford on the main stage, Electric Fields debuted their exhilarating new single 2000 & Whatever at the stroke of midnight to more than 22,000 people. This was followed up in February when they took 2000 & Whatever to the stage as finalists for Eurovision – Australia Decides, coming in a close 2nd, and trending worldwide on Twitter at #7 within an hour of their performance. This year they have played for Apple, the APRA Awards, SPOTIFY’s Front Left showcase, Splendour in the Grass, and took up the invitation to play 3 slots at Big Sound 2019. Electric Fields also launched their first self-curated national tour, with sell-out shows in Melbourne, Darwin, Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane.
Reflecting the phenomenal trajectory Electric Fields have been on since their first appearance only 3 years ago – they took out 5 significant Australian music awards within a year of their debut EP release, and were signed-up with SonyATV in their first year. They received another 4 awards in the following year, played for a massive New Year’s Eve event to an audience of 40,000, were booked to play WOMADelaide 2017, hit No1 on Radio Adelaide’s Most Played, went on high rotation on Fresh FM, and are receiving airplay on Triple J. They have been added to several curated Spotify playlists, including Front Left; New Music Friday AU & NZ; and Indie Arrivals.
The past 2 years has seen them performing over 100 shows around the world, including invitations to play festivals in Poland, Germany, Indonesia, Malaysia, New Zealand, China; Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland; London and UK Womad: and closing the SZIGET Festival in Budapest.
Electric Fields receive multiple invitations to collaborate with high profile Australian artists, to include the newly released track form Hermitude, Glorious. They have played every state, territory, and capital city in Australia multiple times, including 2 stunning seasons at the Sydney Opera House for VIVID, opening Mona Foma Festival, the Commonwealth Games, Bleach Festival, opening Perth Festival; closing Darwin Festival for a sold-out show, and headlining Dance Rites at the Sydney Opera House.
Multiple tracks from their EP have been picked up for soundtracks for films, television and promotions for major festivals – with two songs appearing on the Australian feature film Top End Wedding, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2019. Four of their tracks also feature in the film Blak Divas.
“…Fielding is a force to be reckoned with, possessing the single greatest live voice I have ever experienced; a combination of sheer power and unguarded frailty…”Dave McCarthy, Breaking down the best of Big Sound