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We've made it to the top 10 out of 217 bands.

Hope you can join us at the semi-final #2, that will see two of these bands go through to the grand final.


The Big Splash Band Comp 2016

Proud to announce that we made the short-list of 32 bands out of 217 entries to The Big Splash Band Comp 2016. We are playing in Heat #5 at Mojos Bar on 21st July with The Limbs, Lucy Peach, Crystal Moth.
Figurehead Support The Love Junkies and The High Learys at one off ALL AGES Shows

We have two main support shows coming up over the next two months. The first is this Friday where we join The Love Junkies, with Uncle Jeffrey and MOTH,  at The Garage in Osborne Park, as part of their Nobody single tourThis is the only All Ages show of the tour.
Check out their latest release here

Next month we support The High Learys at the YMCA HQ LeedervilleThis is the only All Ages show of their nationwide tour.
Check out the video to their track Cabinet 

Figurehead Open For San Cisco
Huge thanks to San Cisco and SunSet Events for having us along to open for you guys at the JShed at the weekend. A great venue and great crowd. 


We received two nominations for Blind and No Sleep, thanks to WAM and the judges. Click image for all the nominations in The Music.


We are pumped to be supporting San Cisco along with Mosquito Coast at the J-Shed. Get your tickets from moshtix now for the All Ages show HERE

See Event Page for more details.

Get your tickets HERE
Our debut single Blind was voted Number 1 song of 2015 by the listeners of Western.Oz 89.7FM.

Thanks heaps to everyone who voted and for the support of hosts Sandy and Will throughout 2015.

Congratulations to all the other acts voted in to the top 20.

We are supporting The Love Junkies and its our last show of 2015
Figurehead released their self-titled debut EP on the 19th November 2015, with shows on the 19th at Mojos and on the 20th at YMCA HQ. CD and digital download available through our 'Store' page.

Huge thanks to RTR FM's Ross Chisholm for having us in for a chat and premier of Blue Tongues off the EP. We also got to play an acoustic version of No Sleep. If you missed it you can listen again. Click LISTEN TO PROGRAM and skip to 23mins 40s to hear the full interview.
See you at Mojos on 19th Nov!
Matt, Josh, Chet & Ross.

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Figurehead and Apollos Son Win The Big Splash Enchantment Award

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4th place securing performance as a part of Angove Street Festival - Shit Narnia
3rd place taking home a $1000 gift voucher from The Rock Inn music store - The High Learys
2nd place picking up $2K of recording time with Dave Parkin at Blackbird sound studios - Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

ENCHANTMENT AWARD(S) earning a beaufort street festival performance thanks to Jump Climb - Figurehead AND Apollos Son

1st place taking $10,000 tax free real dollars courtesy of The Big Splash founder Maria Florides - Jacob Diamond [pictured below]

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One of these amazing musicians will scoop $10,000, who will it be? See The Big Splash for more details.

FIGUREHEAD Release Debut Single "BLIND", click to play

Figurehead appear live on 89.7 FM Twin Cities' Western Oz show, ahead of their debut EP launch and have a chat with Sandy. The lads played acoustic versions of Blue Tongues and No Sleep.
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"Figurehead were something of a revelation. With an average of just 14 years of age, they certainly had a way with catchy, quirky and cool tuneage. Strong melodies with inventive structures were often complemented by nice outros, all the while performed in a manner that lies somewhere between laconic and enthusiastic. Their last song, No Sleep, sounded like something dreamt up by REM and Joe Jackson. Enter that thing in the WAM Song Of The Year already! Watch this space, keep an eye out, etc, etc." Bob Gordon The Music

Figurehead make it through to the Semi Finals of The Big Splash Band Comp.

Next week! Friday July 31 at the Rosemount Hotel catch the catch the FIRST semi-final. Competing for the chance to play the Grand Final and ultimately 10k prize are alt rockers Verge Collection, the ultimate in cool tongue in cheek performers Cool Band, the band whose name says it all Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, post-punk but with good poems Shit Narnia and Wild Card taker-outers the magical, psychedelic pop outfit Apollo's Son.

Semi-Final #2 is on Friday August 7 also at the Rosemount Hotel and will feature The High LearysJacob DiamondThe SouthwicksFOAM, and Figurehead.

The Grand Final will be at the Rosemount Hotel on August 14th.

"Second wild card selected by The Big Splash panel from the entire set of Heats 1 through to 8, much to many contributors to this very page's relief, was the super talented Figurehead." The Big Splash

Gig Guide

Previous events

The Big Splash Heat #5

mojos bar , 237 Queen Victoria Street , North Fremantle

The Big Splash 2016 kicks back into gear for another year of glory. Four super talented local bands will start their journey on the way to winning $10,000! Come and cheer to the tunes of Figurehead, The Limbs, Lucy Peach, Crystal Moth

Entry is $7 and tix are available at the door


The High Learys- National Tour

YMCA HQ , 60 A Frame Court , Leederville

ALL AGES With special guests: Figurehead + Mixed Signals

Doors at 1.00pm Event ends at 5.00pm

Entry $10.00

The Love Junkies single release

The Garage, 14 McDonald Street, Osborne Park

The Love Junkies play an all ages show at The Garage in support of their latest single "Nobody", out now.

with special guests Figurehead, Uncle Jeffrey & Moth


Sweet Oblivion #20

YMCA HQ, 60A Frame Ct, Leederville

Sweet Oblivion is back for edition number 20 and the sweet tunage is only getting better.

Featuring: Figurehead, Mixed Signals, MOTH, Pacific Tide, Pot Plant House Party.-

$8 entry from 6pm.


J-Shed,, Unit 1, Fleet Street, Fremantle

SUNSET SOUNDS: SAN CISCO (All Ages Show) w/ Mosquito Coast and Figurehead.

An instalment of intimate beach concerts at @J-Shed, on Bathers Beach.

Sweet Oblivion

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YMCA HQ, Frame Ct, Leederville

Uncle Jeffrey Figurehead Puzzle No Shortcut Home

Tickets on the door.


Rosemount Hotel, 459 Fitzgerald Street, North Perth

PLAYING TIMES: 12:15pm – 12:35 Mitch, Hilton, Jamie, Archie 12:45 – 1:05 Sorry About Your Vinyl 1:15 – 1:35 Belgrade 1:45 – 2:05 Dylan, Marek, Paddy 2:15 – 2:35 Moth 2:45 – 3:10 SOMA 3:20 – 3:50pm Figurehead




Figurehead EP Launch All Ages

YMCA HQ, leederville

We are putting on this ALL AGES show for our EP launch: Uncle Jeffery SOMA Belgrade

Figurehead WAM Showcase

YMCA HQ , Frame Cresent, Leederville

Spire 9:15-9:45 Figurehead 8:20-9:00 Sydnee Carter 7:20-8:00 Isla 6:45-7:00 Ella E 6:15-6:30 Shannon 5:45-6:00 Carla 5:15-5:30

ENTRY: $10 or FREE to WAM Ticket Holders DOORS OPEN: 5:00 DOORS CLOSE: 10:00



Can't say how happy we are to have two of our songs nominated in the 2015 WAM Song of the Year. Thanks to all who have helped and supported us. Both songs Blind and No Sleep were engineered and produced by Michael Jelinek. No Sleep will be on the next EP. Follow us on Spotify.



Don't miss the launch of Figurehead's debut EP at Mojo's 19th Nov and 20th at YMCA HQ Leederville. The EP will be released digitally through iTunes, Spotify and and CDs purchased at their shows or through their website.

The Music Review of The Big Splash Semi-Final 

Big thanks to Bob Gordon for this review.. We had better get in the studio to record No Sleep!

"Figurehead were something of a revelation. With an average of just 14 years of age, they certainly had a way with catchy, quirky and cool tuneage. Strong melodies with inventive structures were often complemented by nice outros, all the while performed in a manner that lies somewhere between laconic and enthusiastic. Their last song, No Sleep, sounded like something dreamt up by REM and Joe Jackson. Enter that
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The Big Splash Wild Card See's Figurehead Through To The Semi-Final
Everything about Bri Clark comes out on the surface and comes so deep. Probably the best singer in terms of singer-singers of the night, Bri's music tastes aren't underground or dare we say challenging and in this way she produces music that may very well prove to be huge through commercial networks, big FM etc. We heard Dee - the owner of Atlas Clothing - express how much she enjoyed Bri Clark's set but that she would love the opportunity to, in her eyes…

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The Big Splash Band Comp Heat 4, @ The Bird- by Linda Dunjey The 

Big thanks to Linda Dunjey and the The for this review.
"Next up, an indie rock/pop band with an average age of 15 years formed last year, impressively taking out the Rock Scholars Band of the Year for 2014 and earning themselves second place in this year’s Sound Overload Battle of the Bands. Sure, there’s the initial impact of their youth but it’s soon forgotten when they start playing. They were into their second song when bass and drums really hit their stride and from then on they were an…Read more


This was the closest heat yet of The Big Splash! Presented by 4 Pines Brewing Company The Big Splash Heat #4 was an incredible night and a tough one to call. Judges last night were Ben Young, Roy Martines, Brett Walsh, Chris Wright and Jamie Terry and to refresh everyone’s memories the bands were; Agamous Betty, Figurehead, Shit Narnia, and The Methamphetaqueens,. 

Coming in fourth was Agamous Betty who had the crowd mesmerised with his poetic cabaret inspired experimental indie rock. There was a dark…

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Figurehead, who formed in 2014 and took out second place in the 2015 Sound Overload Battle of the Bands just a year later, were next to the stage, gracing us with their unique brand of alt-pop that had an unmistakable classic-rock feel to it. Having supported the likes of fellow Perth rockers The Love Junkies, these guys were no strangers to the stage, which came through in their cool, confident performance. In rushed a new influx of eager watchers, mostly younger people, which brought a youthful…

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This morning, whilst on their way to school, Figurehead called by RTRFM 92.1 to promote their all ages show tomorrow night, organised by Cool Perth Nights and YMCA HQ. The lads were interviewed and played a stripped back version of Second Guessing which will feature on their debut EP, to be released later in the year. To hear the interview and the only recorded acoustic version of this song, follow the link below.

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Figurehead's Debut EP almost Complete 

This weekend Figurehead recorded the final 2 songs for their forthcoming debut EP. The tracks were recorded live and will be mixed ready for mastering this weekend. "The tracks came together quicker than we thought, so we managed to record two songs rather than the one". Figurehead are planning the release for Sept-Oct, including a showcase launch and a series of follow up show to promote the EP. See pics from studio below...

Figurehead Open For Lurch and Chief Perth Show 

Figurehead are excited to announce that they will be the opening act for the final show of the Lurch and Chief  Breathe EP tour. Lurch & Chief's national tour is set to kick off on Friday, 8th May in Geelong and wrap up in Perth almost a month later, with following dates in WA: Thu 4 June - Bunbury- Prince Of Wales Fri 5 June - Margaret River - The Settlers Tavern
Sat 6th June - Fremantle - Mojo's
Sun 7th June - Perth - Four5Nine with Main support Ray Finkle and Opener Figurehead.
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FIGUREHEAD are Pick of the Week. 

Big thanks to Teensoul for this awesome review!!!!!

"Cool kids on the block, Figurehead, have just released the first studio recording of their song ‘Blind’ and with an EP launch planned later in the year we can see big things in the stars for these guys. This talented bunch of teens have honed their passion for music and formed a rad ensemble creating cruisey indie rock tunes. ‘Blind’ with its mellow guitar riffs, consistent clicking drum beats and echoing vocals makes for a track worthy of a roadtrip…

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