WATCH: Brand YOU Episode 6 Featuring Amy Dowdle (Lastlings)
and Siobhan Kranz
Brand YOU is a new online content series developed by Mushroom Group and supported by Victorian Government. Across the 6 episode series, prominent female Artists to the likes of Isabella ‘izzi’ Manfredi, Alice Ivy, Thando, Gordi, D’Arcy Spiller and Amy Dowdle, speak candidly with music industry women on issues facing girls and young women today.
In the final episode of Series One, Lastings’ voice and frontwoman Amy Dowdle chats with Frontier Touring’s Siobhan Kranz, as they delve into the pressure put on young women and girls to achieve an impossible beauty standard that is factitious, however instilled into girls through ever-present social media that we are increasingly surrounded and influenced by.
“Social media is a huge issue – especially for young women. There is this ‘beauty standard’ that everyone is trying to achieve and I think it’s important to know that we’re all human and that we are all imperfectly perfect. We are all trying to reach that impossible standard that the media is trying to make us think is the right thing, that this ‘beauty standard’ is what we should all look like.” – Amy Dowdle
Amy Dowdle is one half of Australian-Japanese siblings duo, Lastlings who have just released their debut album First Contact. Renowned for their hypnotic live shows, Lastlings’ have toured Australia and North America with the likes of RÜFÜS DU SOL and Cassian and played shows at Colorado’s Red Rocks and LA State Historic Park, as well as major global festivals Coachella and Splendour in the Grass. In 2020 Lastlings made their TV debut on ABC’s The Sound and sold out a string of album launch shows across Brisbane and Gold Coast.
Watch the Brand YOU series as the incredible women deliver messages of self-empowerment, confidence, respect and community connectivity.
Album out now through Liberation Records
Available to buy/stream here
First Contact tracklisting:
1. Deja Vu
2. Take My Hand
3. Out Of Touch
4. False Reactions
6. Last Breath
7. No Time
10. Held Under
11. First Light
12. I’ve Got You