We're absolutely delighted to congratulate our client Isabella Manfredi on winning APRA's 2013 Vanda & Young Songwriting Competition for the song "Is This How You Feel?", which she co-wrote with her band mates in The Preatures: Jack Moffit, Thomas Champion and Luke Davison. The award is a prestigious one - it is given to the lead writer only and it comes with a $50,000 prize from APRA and Alberts Music. If you haven't heard it yet, the song's sentiment of exhilaration and yearning is delivered on toe-tapping chunk of pop goodness, framing Isabella's and Gideon's vocals with 80's throwback beats and tasty, classic guitar lines: and apart from anything else, we reckon it would've been a contender for the opening "bukkachikka bukkachikka" beatboxing, alone. You can check out the video clip here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8XmoroZ3zo and you can check the band out here: http://thepreatures.com/ and here: https://www.facebook.com/ThePreatures.(For people of a certain age, the video for their new single "Manic Baby" looks like it features Hot Gossip.)