Australia Week :: Let us rejoice for we are music

Australia down underTo 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 the guilty pleasures of The Bee Gees, Savage Garden and Air Supply. You know you sing along at the top of your lungs to “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” when you’re alone in the car.

Australia’s most important export may be its culture. And in truth, wouldn’t the world be a better place if we all had a little Aussie in us?

For the finale of Australia Week let’s do a flashback to one of my all-time favourite bands from the Land of Oz, Men At Work. Can’t you hear the thunder?

– DMitch

 

Indie Pop from Aussie Land

artist: San Cisco | genre: indie pop | label: Jarrah Records

‘Golden Revolver’ is the not only the latest track added to the global broadcast but is also the first from the Australian indie-pop quartet by the name of San Cisco.   Josh Biondillo (guitar, keys, vox), Jordi Davieson (guitar, keys, vox), Scarlett Stevens (drums, vox) and  Nick Gardner (bass, keys) weave an impish groove with a certain a “Kookish” quality that is quite digable.  Take a listen and you’ll see what I mean.  – Drago

Da Roots is Rockin’

artist: John Butler Trio | genre: roots | alt-rock | label: Jarrah Records

One of my favs from Australia’s John Butler TrioRevolution is from of their  latest album entiltled  April Uprising and it’s just a solid song all the way around.   A melodic slow build at the onset and gives way to an energetic anthem. 

With this their 4th studio release, they have included an impressive (15) tracks of alternativie/roots-rock for your listening pleasure. Songs that comfortably visit the folkier side of the genre and, as is evident from the video above, the rockier side as well.  Impressive range, excellent song writing and an inventive sound full of light an colour.  Me likey. 

– Drago