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Australian Underground, Pt. 1

I love a sunburned country. Welcome to Australia, and welcome to my list of twenty-five artists from Australia that deserve more recognition both on the site and overall. I've tried to cover as much ground as I possibly can - there's pop, rock, metal, funk, hardcore, folk, etc; so I hope I've done alright. Of course, there will be more of these lists to come. So here's the deal: Each artist deion is a link to their MySpace profile so you can check out their songs, as well as three bands/artists that have at least a similar sound to the act in question - kind of an "if you love W, X and Y, you'll love Z" kind of thing. Enjoy! And please comment telling me what you think of each act.
1The Middle East
The Polyphonic Spree, As Tall as Lions, Sufjan Stevens
2The Forest
Portrait, La Dispute, Epitomes
Bluejuice, Bluejuice, Bluejuice
Fear Before, Have Heart, Circle Takes the Square
5To The North
Gang of Four, Joy Division, Minus the Bear
6Dead Letter Circus
Karnivool, dredg, Tool
7Jen Cloher and the Endless Sea
Neko Case, Joan Baez, Bruce Springsteen
8Brendan Maclean
Rufus Wainwright, Leonard Cohen, Sean Lennon
9Art Rush
Miike Snow, Har Mar Superstar, Regurgitator
Hilltop Hoods, Blackalicious, The Roots
Porcupine Tree, Cynic, Opeth
12Violent Soho
Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Dinosaur Jr.
13An Horse
Sleater-Kinney, Tegan & Sara, Death Cab for Cutie
Death From Above 1979, Black Flag, No Age
15Jack Ladder
Nick Cave, Tom Waits, The Triffids
16Eleventh He Reaches London
Brand New, Thrice, Fugazi
17Ouch My Face
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Skunk Anansie, Bikini Kill
18Obscura Hail
Whitley, Fionn Regan, Lisa Mitchell
19Duane Barry
The Blood Brothers, My Disco, Portraits of Past
20Cloud Control
The Magic Numbers, Pixies, Ryan Adams
21Cassie Davis
Pink, The Veronicas, Lady GaGa
The B-52s, William Shatner, Rollins Band
23Christina Mullany
Regina Spektor, Ben Folds, Gillian Welch
24Megastick Fanfare
TV on the Radio, Gorillaz, The Avalanches
25Bertie Blackman
PJ Harvey, Cyndi Lauper, Tracy Chapman
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