We sat down with Inner West native and alt-rap band, Triple One member and rapper, Marty Bugatti.

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Where are you currently based? Sydney, Australia.

How did you first start playing music? We first started playing music in a venue in central called valve bar in 2014.

What’s been happening recently? As 2022 was our most successful year to date where we debuted at Splendour in the Grass and hadour biggest tour yet, as we enter our 10th year in the Australian music industry, we’re excitingly back in the studio working on new music!

Please give us a run down of your career to date: Initially, we began creating music using rudimentary equipment in a garage. Our big break came when a prominent YouTube channel showcased our content, eventually elevating us to international recognition, most notably in America and Europe. Following a few local tours throughout Sydney and other areas of Australia, we embarked on a brief European tour. Throughout our musical journey, weve released various singles and extended plays including our most know and best known and certified Gold single “Butter.”

What or who inspires/influences your music and what keeps you enthusiastic to play? I find inspiration and influence from a wide range of sources. This can include other artists, personal experiences and even everyday life. Additionally, the constant evolution and experimentation in music keeps me excited and inspired to continue creating and exploring new sounds and styles.

You are currently on the search for Sydney’s next best musical ensemble as a judge on Rock Lily at The Star’s Battle of the Bands competition alongside industry mavens, Poppy Reid Editor-in-Chief at Rolling Stone Australia, and Alexander “Captain” Franco, Senior Director of A&R at Sony Music and Artist Manager.  Please tell us about the process and what exactly you are looking for when judging the competition?  As a judge in The Star’s Battle of the Bands competition, I am looking for an alrounder who not only had musical talent and originality but also stage presence, and can engage the audience. We’ll also be looking for skills such as songwriting, musicianship, and overall performance quality. It is essential to ensure that the ensemble is not only talented but also has the potential to develop a unique sound.

What’s in store for the winner of the competition? 
It’s an amazing prize – Exclusive studio time, inclusive of mixing and mastering, for an original single at one of Australia’s most iconic recording studios, Studio 301 – where the likes of Amy Shark, Guy Sebastian, Tash Sultana, ILLY, Jimmy Barnes, The Chainsmokers have recorded – worth an career catapulting $4.5k. Plus all eight selected finalists will all receive a Sailor Jerry merch pack worth $200.

How important is giving new musical talent a leg up in competitions like this is for the next the generation? Giving new musical talent a leg up in competitions like The Star’s Battle of the Bands is key for the music industry’s growth and diversity. It’s providing them a ladder to reach the stars—while we judges get to be the stepstool. Plus, who knows, we might discover the next big thing. So, let’s support and nurture emerging talent and watch them slay those tunes!

What’s happening with your band Triple One at the moment? We are currently having a bit of downtime, but in the studio to hopefully release new music later in the year, watch this space.

Who are you listening to? I’ve been listening to both new and old music. I’ve been really into Slowthai’s latest album.

Favourite food and place to hangout? My favorite food is from a Japanese Restaurant in Strathfield called Hiroba. I like their cold soba and handrolls.


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