After garnering widespread praise from critics and public alike, Mushroom Group is thrilled to confirm The Sound will return to ABC screens with season two this November – just in time for Ausmusic Month!
The weekly hour-long show will make its return from Sunday 1 November at 6pm (local time). Viewers can watch The Sound on the tele each Sunday evening, or catch encore screenings on Saturdays at 1.30pm, or catch up with episodes via ABC iview.
It’s been seven months since COVID crippled Australia’s live music industry, leaving artists, venues, crew and music lovers without a vital part of our country’s culture and economy. Born out of this crisis, The Sound’s purpose is clear: to showcase Australian music.
With unique, multi-platform content curated and filmed by the Mushroom Vision team, season two will continue to highlight the vast array of local talent within our industry, with artists given the opportunity to perform for prime-time audiences on our national broadcaster.
In a word, season one was epic: 85 artists filmed at 58 locations nationwide. Performance clips on socials reached 1.68m+ viewers, while media resoundingly embraced the show with rave reviews:
SUNDAY 1 NOVEMBER, 6PM ON ABC TV + iview
ENCORE SATURDAY 7 NOVEMBER, 1:30PM
Stream on iview
AUSSIE ARTISTS TALK ABOUT THE SOUND:
‘ABC TV has a proud history of exposing local talent and it’s great to see them stepping up again at a time when live Australian music really needs some extra support.’
– Jimmy Barnes
‘It’s great to have our music back on free to air TV with ABC. All power to The Sound. Long may it run.’ – Paul Kelly
‘To have a show like this on TV that showcases Australian music is so important to our industry and the artists.’ – Guy Sebastian
‘I’m really excited about the show. Having a musical show with all sorts of people contributing… It feels old school but entirely fresh – and one of the things we all need right now.’ – Kylie Minogue
‘I’m very excited to be performing on The Sound, its format is really original. I’m honoured to be a part of it.’ – Missy Higgins
‘I was thrilled when The Sound began… If there’s anything to be glad for [in the pandemic] the whole of the country is facing inwards and supporting homegrown talent. That’s what we’ve always wanted.’ – Kate Ceberano
‘If this show is one of the results of this difficult time, then it’s good that we can see a positive thing come out of it, for musicians and Australian audiences. Very happy to be involved.’ – Julia Stone
‘As live music lovers, we’re all being confronted by this moment. The Sound connects live musicians to the audience – like the new in-between – and we’re grateful and excited’
– Electric Fields
‘I’m really happy to be performing on The Sound. In the tradition of great Australian music shows like Countdown, it’s amazing to have the opportunity to showcase the broad range of talent in the Australian music scene.’ – Illy
‘The Sound has arrived at exactly the right time. It’s amazing to have Australian artistry and music at home on TV as we all wait for live music to return. So stoked to be a part of it.’ – Ian Kenny (Birds Of Tokyo, Karnivool)