Tag: Australia

Why We Run – “Comfortable Lie”

“Comfortable Lie” is from Sydney, Australia’s dream-pop quartet Why We Run. Be prepared to be swept away as you hear this track whether you are watching the video or just listening to the track. “Comfortable Lie” is on our Weekend Showcase for February 27, a playlist of new music from new bands you should get to know.

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Galleri – “Tacky Part”

Galleri – “Tacky Part”

“Tacky Part” is the new single from roots-folk band Galleri. The seven-piece collective from Australia has toured with the likes of Ash Grunwald, and their sound resembles the roaring music of Shakey Graves. The track officially comes out February 27. Also included below is the video for “Already Won”, where the septet put their musical chops on display. “Tacky Part” is […]

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Our Man in Berlin – “Molière”

Our Man in Berlin – “Molière”

“Molière” from Our Man in Berlin is a fantastic electro-, synth-pop track that has hints of Bonobo, Volcano Choir, and POLIÇA. The Perth, Australia has only been releasing tracks for 18 months, yet they have an infectious and gorgeous sound. “Molière” is the first single from their forthcoming, sophomore EP, Spirit Down, and it is part of our Weekend Showcase […]

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Them Bruins – “Walk a Line”

Them Bruins – “Walk a Line”

“Walk a Line” is the buzzing garage-rock single from Melbourne quartet, Them Bruins. Their self-titled EP is filled with three other, catchy, indie-rock tunes that will make you recall the late ’90s and early 2000s. For the heck of it, we’ve included the other three tracks below for your listening pleasure. “Walk a Line” is part of our Weekend Showcase […]

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Hidden Gem: Australia’s Deja

Hidden Gem: Australia’s Deja

I was first introduced to De̊ǰa, the electronic-pop duo from Melbourne, Australia back in 2012 or 2013 when they dropped “Still Falling”, the stunning, groove-laced, synth-pop track that would later become a part of their first EP, Make Light. Their earlier sound had them following the same path of a more famous synth-pop twosome, Phantogram. Lately, though, the duo of […]

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Dick Diver, “Tearing the Posters Down”

“Tearing the Posters Down” is the latest single from Melbourne, Australia’s Dick Diver. The fun, quirkly, indie-pop tune will have you bopping around, and the track makes us excited for their third album, Melbourne, Florida, out March 10 (North America) on Trouble in Mind.  

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The Swamp Crocs, “Interplanetary 1973”

“Interplanetary 1973” is a single recorded in mid-2014 but only released this week by Sydney, Australia psych-rock band The Swamp Crocs. Like the psych-rock of the ’70s, the tune is something from another galaxy.

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Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Pond, “Man It Feels Like Space Again”

Pond, The Perth, Australia psychedelic band, is making a statement with their latest release – Man It Feels Like Space Again.  Pond shares members with that other little Perth-based band, Tame Impala.  However, this should not be looked at as a side project. Tame Impala is Kevin Parker’s musical outlet, and Pond, likewise, belongs creatively to Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson.  Pond is already […]

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2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

2014 Ottawa Bluesfest – An Interview with Blues Musician Peter D. Harper

Peter D. Harper is an Australian-American singer-songwriter who specializes in blues and roots music. Actually, Peter was born in England before moving to Australia as a young child and now he calls Detroit home. Together with his band Midwest Kind, Harper makes foot-stomping, hand-clapping music. Harper, by the way, doesn’t just sing, but he’s an accomplished didgeridoo and harmonica player. […]

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Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

Twerps, “Range Anxiety”

On their sophomore release (first on Merge Records), Twerps have refined their sound and put together an incredibly fun listening experience. Although most of their influences are vintage (think The Feelies, The Clean), Twerps have a way of making their sound still relevant. The Aussie jangle-rockers are set for an adventurous 2015 with tour dates opening for Stephen Malkmus & […]

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Mundo Musique: City Walls Autumn Falls

Mundo Musique: City Walls Autumn Falls

For fans of: Bob Dylan, The Lone Bellow Originally from Australia, City Walls Autumn Falls are a band of brothers, Anthony and David Gill, now based out of Brooklyn, NY.  On June 24, they released their latest record, Factory, which was recorded in a barn in Woodstock, NY that is supposedly haunted.  Reading that, you are probably not surprised these two were highly […]

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Gig Picks: Six Nights with Singer-Songwriter Marta Pacek

Gig Picks: Six Nights with Singer-Songwriter Marta Pacek

If you have yet to make your plans for the long weekend, let me offer a suggestion – go see Marta Pacek. Pacek – the Polish-born, Australian resident who lives part of the year in Canada – will be spending the next week in the National Capital Region, performing six shows over nine nights before heading to Montreal, Hamilton, and […]

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Mundo Musique: Ash Grunwald and Richard Perso

Mundo Musique: Ash Grunwald and Richard Perso

In North America, blues-roots music is making a strong comeback, thanks in large part to the work of Gary Clark, Jr., whose interpretation of this great genre has captivated audiences young and old. However, in the “land down under”, Australians have long embraced the music that B.B. King, Taj Mahal, and Buddy Guy made popular decades ago. Over the past […]

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Gig Pick: Pete Murray with Paul Langlois and Greg Ball

Gig Pick: Pete Murray with Paul Langlois and Greg Ball

Yes, I know. Paul Langlois is the headliner of this show, and he gets top billing. We even gave away some tickets to the gig (you’re welcome!). But today, we get to tell you about Pete Murray, one of the openers on this Canadian tour that is arriving at Zaphod’s on November 21. Pete is a huge success in his […]

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Mundo Musique: Australia’s Boy & Bear, “Southern Sun”

Mundo Musique: Australia’s Boy & Bear, “Southern Sun”

Whether you are a highly invested music fanatic (like we are) or a casual fan, you’ve probably been exposed to artists from Down Under, where the music scene has exploded the past decade.  No longer can Australia be associated with Midnight Oil, INXS, or AC/DC, there’s a new generation of talented musicians making waves around the world (even Russell Crowe […]

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