Brisbane’s hottest emerging musicians will be decided by the public, with voting now open for Council’s QUBE Effect People’s Choice Award.

Launched earlier this month, the QUBE Effect is a battle-of-the-bands event for young Brisbane musicians.

Bands recently performed live at two locations on cube-shaped stages. They were required to record their performance, and now those pieces are available online for voting.

“The program is an innovative way to celebrate our talented young people, and boost career opportunities for budding performers,” said Lord Mayor Graham Quirk.

The public will decide the winners of the People’s Choice Award, Best New Talent and Best Original Song. The prize for the talented winners includes $4000 and a chance to play at some of the city’s biggest events.

Voting is open until May 22 and there is a chance to win a $100 Black Milk Clothing voucher just by casting your vote.

To vote, visit the Brisbane City Council’s Facebook Page.

The QUBE Effect is all about music and opportunities for Brisbane musicians so make sure you get your vote in today!

The 23 shortlisted acts include:

• Maja – honest soul music inspired by Laura Marling and Fiona Apple
• Holly Terrens – piano based pop with a dark progressive twist
• Go Van Go – gritty, loud and inspiring rock music
• Luna Sands – psychedelic grunge fusion
• Youthfire – dream-wave, 80s inspired electronic music with influences from James Blake to Radiohead
• MZAZA – talented band inspired by Balkan music, singing in English and French
• Steele – bluesy folk fuelled reggae band
• The Eagle Junction – rock n roll band bringing back the spirit of the 1960s
• Bart Thrupp – one-man-band playing upbeat tunes
• Vandelay – three-piece folk band with a chilled out vibe
• Quintessential Doll – solo artist Steph Linsdell combines bell-like vocals with synths, strings and electronic beats
• Dream Girl – infectious alt-pop band
• Glacier – an electronic trio combining brooding electronics and ethereal vocals
• The Brains Trust – musical duo promising compelling soul music and banging beats
• Aislinn Sharp Trio – pop inspired music with sprinklings of dance, RnB and Jazz
• The Golden Age of Ballooning – lyrical driven folk with modern psychedelic and classic rock
• Mamachair – local 6 piece band influenced by gypsy swing, blues and jazz
• Lulu and The Cutthroats – indie rock band
• The Rocket Sox – six-piece dirty reggae group
• Kodiak Empire – five-piece alt-rock band
• O’Little Sister – lyrical folk singer-songwriter
• Floyd and the Family Breakdown – shot of country, a dash of bluegrass and a swivel of western swing
• WALKEN – alternative heavy rock band

Cast your vote now at For more information on The QUBE Effect, visit