CHAMPION THE BOY

Like a warm stick of butter sliding through a park bench, Champion The Boy crafts enigmatic, yet pulsing dance; combining the most eclectic elements of modern electronic, lo-fi Indie, to produce unconventional, rhythmic pop that still feels familiar and instantly memorable. Acting as the moniker for Ukranian-born, Wollongong-based producer Ira Gontcharov, Champion The Boy’s culture and upbringing, paired with the influence of artists and producers like Bicep, The Blaze, Men I Trust and Little Dragon continues to colour her inimitable approach. Unsurprisingly, It didn’t take long for her contemporaries to take notice, having supported the likes of Client Liaison, Mallrat, Adrian Eagle, Nyxen, Oscar Key Sung and more, all before the release of a single track. Now with her inclusion on the lineup of 2021’s Yours & Owls Festival, Champion The Boy is set to make waves throughout pop and dance music on a national level.