When Sam Phay booked his flights to Sydney to kick off the national ‘Stop The Bleeding’ tour with his band Club Yorke, he could never have predicted he’d spend most of his time experiencing career highlights as a solo artist.

While his band carried out promo duties and put the final touches on the tour, Phay was onstage at Sydney Opera House with electronic producer Kuren, performing, ‘Never Enough’, a track the pair co-wrote just a few months prior.

Two days later, Sam Phay was performing the coveted Like A Version segment at triple j. Following in the footsteps off global acts like Halsey, Haim, and Childish Gambino, Sam Phay was at the national youth broadcaster to help Kuren take on French Montana‘s ‘Unforgettable’, and to lend his soaring vocals once again to ‘Never Enough’.

Watch Sam Phay and Kuren perform ‘Never Enough’ at triple j:

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“It was pretty crazy,” he says. You can tell he’s still in the bubble of it all when this interview takes place just hours after his triple j performance. “I think it’s just like that sort of pilgrimage of an Australian artist or musician”.

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Sam Phay and Kuren onstage at Sydney Opera House. Credit: ArowAgency

Sam Phay is an indie-rock band frontman, a guitarist and songwriter. That final epithet may not be his best-known, but it’s undoubtedly his calling. He’s already worked on tracks for Universal Music Australia, helping to develop an emerging act he can’t even name yet.