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The June Wildcard Chart belongs to Drax Project

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday 1st of July

The June Wildcard Chart belongs to Drax Project

Wellington newcomers Drax Project have shown a taste of what’s to come for the band, by winning theaudience.co.nz’s Wildcard Funding Chart for June 2014. The Drax boys jumped out to an early lead on the chart with their freshly recorded song ‘Real’, and held it for almost the entire month. They did have to stave off challenges from Winston Anthony, Ghetto Sunrise, and a late push from Rob Vegas and Will Singe, but in the end, Drax Project had enough support behind them to stay on top right until the end.

theaudience.co.nz spoke to Drax Project after their win, and they had some kind words for everybody that’s backed them so far: “It feels amazing to get such support from people, for doing what we love to do. All those people you've met over the years that help you out when you need it. Couldn't believe how much support we had from everyone. Obviously, we couldn't have done it without them! Thank you to everybody that's helped!”

For Drax Project, the win opens up a whole new world of opportunities to boost their burgeoning music career. “It's opened our horizons up massively, but not just the opportunity to make a video and to fund some more recordings but also a lot of publicity. Hopefully we can do something really creative and original with the video to get our music even further. It's pretty awesome to get some funding to put all the years of us jamming since we started playing our instruments and playing in bands into perspective. Now we have an opportunity to hopefully grow more as artists and present our art in a really polished way.”

As for the video that comes from the funding, Drax Project say they have been in discussions for a while about what they’ll make, but they promise it’ll be “Fresh, clean and... explosive?”

Huge congratulations to Drax Project for winning the June Wildcard Chart! Their undeniably catchy jam ‘Real’ is still available to check out on theaudience.co.nz here. Drax Project now join the likes of Lisa Crawley and Little Oceans as winners of the Wildcard Chart and recipients of $10,000 of Making Tracks funding from NZ On Air. Those two incidentally received some more Making Tracks funding this month through the regular funding round, along with other theaudience.co.nz artists Maya Payne, @peace, Weird Together and Midnight Gallery. Let’s hope this is just the beginning for Drax Project too!

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