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

 

New Release from the UK’s Ring of Truth

Everthing is the Same But in a Different PlaceEverytime a CD arrives here at Froglix we act very much like kids at Christmas who can’t wait to shred the wrapping paper that stands between them and their coveted gifts.   Such was the case with a package we recently received from the UK.  The treasure inside?  Ring of Truth‘s debut disc entitled Everything’s the same but in a different place…and a treasure it truly is.    The old and the new collide beautifully on this disc and treat the listener to an unsullied sound that clearly draws from a variety of sources for inspiration.  Think Midnight Oil meets Echo and the Bunnymen with a bit more edginess or, better yet, English Alt-Rock done right.   Stand out tracks include: “Why Should This Be?”, “Passing of Time”, “A Spanish Hunger” and “Smile”.