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A rundown of the best up-and-comers (and some heavyweights too) from the music capital of down under.
Charming '60s-influenced jangle-pop with a touch of '80s gaudiness. Very accomplished debut.
For fans of: Paul McCartney, Kurt Vile, Courtney Barnett
Abrasively honest songwriting—runs the gamut of tender folk to garage rock.
For fans of: Stella Donnelly, St. Vincent
A wonderfully dense, dreamy shoegaze time capsule.
For fans of: My Bloody Valentine, Slowdive, The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Warm, fuzzy psych-pop. Best band in the world (full disclosure: I'm in this band).
For fans of: the Beach Boys, Tame Impala, AIR
Powerful front-women singing to '80s electro-pop set-pieces—a little derivative, a whole lot of fun.
For fans of: Madonna, Michael Jackson, Client Liason
A trio of ladies who write soulful, jazz-tinged math-rock—is it coming back in vogue?
For fans of: Hiatus Kaiyote, Don Caballero, By The End of Tonight
|7||King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizard|
You should've heard this one. A monolithic concept album, impeccably constructed and utterly praiseworthy.
For fans of: King Crimson, Yes, Goat
Somewhere, Over The Mangroves
Atmospheric, slow-burning alt-rock featuring Joe Walker from King Gizz (1/3).
For fans of: The War on Drugs, Bruce Springsteen
Bluesy garage-rock featuring Ambrose Kenny-Smith from King Gizz (2/3).
For fans of: The Kinks, the Yardbirds, harmonica (the instrument)
Gritty, lo-fi psych-pop by Cook Craig from King Gizz (3/3).
For fans of: The Kinks, Syd Barrett, MGMT
|11||The Ocean Party|
Quintessential Melbourne jangle-pop. They're prolific—this is probably their billionth album.
For fans of: The Go-Betweens, Pavement
|12||Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever|
The French Press
They call themselves "soft-punk"; I'd call 'em sprawling garage-rock with a vaguely Springsteen twist.
For fans of: Eddy Current Suppression Ring, The Smith Street Band, Bruce Springsteen
Big jazz band - horn ensemble + fuzz pedals = baroque psych-pop.
For fans of: MGMT, Margo Guryan
Dreamy, glacial post-rock with audiophile-level ambient textures. A "headphones in bed" record.
For fans of: Brian Eno, Slowdive, Nils Frahm
Wonderfully understated female-fronted guitar pop. Mojitos by the pool, anyone?
For fans of: Mac Demarco, The Go-Betweens, St Vincent
|Darius the Great|
|Get Astral Abortis over here|
|australia lol prison country lol colony lol|
|This is the list I'd make if I were promoting my city's worst music|
|Darius the Great|
|Aaaaand there it is :D|
|St Kilda skag is choice.|
|willing to bet my life on at least half of these bands being smug lil craft beer drinkin floppy footed tit bitches|
|Just saw you gave the new Totally Mild record a 4.5, how's it compare to the first one?|
|someone instigate some Boycott Divestment Sanctions in Australia|
|I've never heard the first one, but I might now, since the second one was so good. It's really whimsical, but also down-to-earth.|
|'Today Tonight' is a fucking ripper, I'll give it a spin next week.|