Australia Week :: Let us rejoice for we are music

To end Australia Week let us ask a question. Where would the world be without the music coming from Down Under? Consider the cultural impact made by these bands and artists: AC/DC, Midnight Oil, INXS, The Vines, Hoodoo Gurus, The Church, Natalie Imbruglia, Nick Cave, Counting Crows and so so many others. And don’t deny… Continue reading Australia Week :: Let us rejoice for we are music

Australia Week :: goodbyemotel

So far Australia Week has taken us to Sydney, Adelaide and Brisbane. And today our tour of Australia takes us to Melbourne. We’ve covered goodbyemotel a couple of times on here already. And they continue to impress. Check out the video for “Graham Calender”. This was the first single released off their latest EP released… Continue reading Australia Week :: goodbyemotel

Australia Week :: Sounds Like Brisbane

Projects akin to Sounds Like Brisbane provide an invaluable service to the indie music lover. It gives an opportunity to check out a bunch of pre-vetted bands quickly and at no risk. Who wants to lay down hard cash on some obscure band you’ve never heard before? For me, a similar project in 2005 called… Continue reading Australia Week :: Sounds Like Brisbane

Australia Week :: Circle

One of my favourite new bands from anywhere right now happens to come from Sydney. So of course I was going to try and include Circle (check out my original review if you are so inclined) in Australia Week if I could. And they make it so easy. It seems they are releasing a “studio… Continue reading Australia Week :: Circle

Australia Week :: Black Knight and Highway Blonde

On the first day of Australia Week we are looking back to two bands that made their appearances in our inaugural year of 2009. And unfortunately, we haven’t heard anything from either of these guys since. Black Knight and Highway Blonde (formerly Smart Artists) are both solidly in the rock genre. Highway Blonde is a… Continue reading Australia Week :: Black Knight and Highway Blonde

Australia Week

I’m announcing this coming week as Australia Week here at Froglix Radio. From Australia’s pristine beaches to its rugged outback, this island continent holds a rich diversity made evident in its music. Over the last few years on Froglix we’ve heard everything from alt-rock to folk to electronica. From the hard-edged to the comfortably heart-felt.… Continue reading Australia Week

…follow the beat…follow the drum…follow the sound

artist: Circlealbum: The Middlegenre: alternative label: Monday Records Fashion Me A Drum (Clip)Half Race Girls (Clip)Brothers (Clip)   I usually like to compare a band to other, often better known, bands. Doing so for Circle doesn’t seem fair though. Perhaps you will catch a glimpse of something like Death Cab For Cutie in a track… Continue reading …follow the beat…follow the drum…follow the sound

Good News for Goodbyemotel

2011 was indeed a good year for Australia’s up and coming indie rockers Goodbyemotel.  Not only were they nominated as finalists in this year’s Music Oz Awards…but so was their video (above) for the title track of their 2011 EP [itunes link=”http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/wish-your-way/id456122590?i=456122600&uo=4″ title=”Wish Your Way” text=”Wish Your Way”].  Naturally, this comes as no surprise to… Continue reading Good News for Goodbyemotel

Oh Mercy…it's the Wiggles?

Australian indie rockers doing covers…of the Wiggles!?!?  Yup.  Rewiggled (ABC Music) is a compilation project that showcases (20) indie artists from Down Under remaking their favourite Wiggles tunes.  The video above features Oh Mercy‘s rendition of ‘Toot Toot Chugga Chugga Big Red Car’…and I swear I’m not making that up.  Say what you want about the… Continue reading Oh Mercy…it's the Wiggles?

Hellogoodbyemotel

artist: goodbyemotel | genre: modern rock, alternative | label: nicebike records “Red Room” is track #1 from indie rockers goodbymotel’s latest EP Wish Your Way and features the lovely Francesca Vuillemin, a fashion model who, like the band, also hails from Australia.  As the story goes, she and the band’s bassist were hanging out one night in… Continue reading Hellogoodbyemotel