Simona Castricum is one of Melbourne’s unique live electronic acts and producers based on Wurundjeri land of Kulin Nation. Through darkwave and synthpop flavours, she has been a regular in Naarm’s queer music scene for over 20 years.
Signing to Dinosaur City Records in 2023, Simona released her fourth album SINK. Conceived as a live performance in collaboration with visual artist Carla Zimbler, it was a career-defining milestone, with sell-out seasons on debut at Arts House, touring to VIVID Sydney and Midsumma Festival.
Simona has been recognised as a nominee for two Music Victoria Awards in 2020; Best Electronic Act and Best Solo Artist. Her third full-length studio album—Panic/Desire—debuted at #1 on the AIR 100% Independent Album Chart.
With her band featuring m8riarchy and Light Transmissions, Simona’s percussive live performances include Golden Plains, Dark Mofo, Soft Centre, VIVID Sydney, Sydney World Pride, Melbourne Music Week, BIGSOUND, HYBRID, Something Unlimited, Paradise, Midsumma and Gaytimes. Simona has remixed and produced music for acts m8riarchy, Courtney Barnett, Black Cab, Cong Josie, Pillow Pro and Nite Fruit. Her music has been remixed by Berlin’s Aérea Negrot, Melbourne’s Chiara Kickdrum and Various Asses.