Rachel Maria Cox - Newcastle’s Favourite Boy Band.
The non-binary singer songwriter and their band have spent the last few years building a name for themselves at home and abroad with their unique flavour of ‘emo-pop'. Their debut LP, Untidy Lines, gained critical acclaim from Triple J, Rolling Stone Australia, Australian Guitar Magazine and was The Brag’s Album of the Week. Singles off Untidy lines were equally well received - Emotionally Untidy gained plenty of airplay on Triple J, If I’m Smiling (It’s Because I’m Thinking About Zac Efron) was added to Spotify’s Fresh Finds Playlist, racking up hundreds of thousands of streams and gaining them international attention, and Stronger Lines won the Triple J Unearthed NIDA competition, with the resulting film clip being played on ABC’s Rage.
Following up on this success, in 2018 following on from successful BIGSOUND showcases and singing with the Harbour Agency, Cox released the single Time, which was premiered on Pilerats along with a candid interview about eating disorder recovery and radical acceptance. The song was added to Spotify Australia’s New Music Friday and Chords & Cardigans Playlists, and was named as one of the Guardian Australia’s top songs of the month.
RMC has been shortlisted for the 2016 Vanda & Young songwriting prize and nominated for the 2017 National Live Music Awards’ Live Pop Act Of The Year, honing their energetic live set at Groovin the Moo, Mountain Sounds Festival, BIGSOUND, Mardi Gras Fair Day and Cox’s own project Sad Grrrls Festival as well as supporting artists like Camp Cope, Ruby Fields, Alex Lahey and Ali Barter. A proud advocate for Non-binary people in the music industry as well as gender diversity, Cox was also nominated for the Inaugural Australian Women In Music Diversity Award for their work with Sad Grrrls Club. Rachel Maria Cox is frequently named as an artist to watch, and their live show, passion and dedication to their craft makes it clear why.