Mattchew’s mention of The Secret Life Of Us compilation CDs in his “Waikiki Diaries” reminded me how much new music (all Australian) I got to like from listening to them. I only watched the TV series because Australian singer/actress Abi Tucker was in it, who I’d liked for years. And it was from watching that and buying the CDs that I discovered Waikiki, and then Howling Bells, so it was a good decision to tune in.
Anyway, here’s my list of Top Ten Australian Bands/Artists. Does anybody else have any other suggestions?
1) Howling Bells 2) Halogen 3) The Church 4) Magic Dirt 5) Jode Bonney 6) Eskimo Joe 7) Abi Tucker 8) Butterfly 9 9) Pollyanna/Matt Handley 10) Little Birdy
Living here... I feel so previlege (sp?) of the quality of the acts here!
I highly recommend the following bands. I'll try to make it so that it's not a biased list, but more so a list for anyone to enjoy!
Tame Impala- I have been following these dudes right from the beginning and they've become one of the most loved bands down under!
The Middle East- such an under rated aussie band!
Sarah Blasko- i absolutely love Sarah Blasko. There's a warmth and safeness to her voice that is just so so inviting. Shes currently working in a super group called seeker lover keeper but the solo album she last released, As Day Follows Night... To every person I have recommended it to, they have all fallen in love!
Kimbra- She has just released her debut, Vows and I highly highly highly recommend this young lady. She's so versatile.
Gotye- He has recently released a new record but his album Like Drawing Blood is one of my all time faves.