Exploring Australian underground with Music nerd, Art Nerd, Horror Nerd, Noise Nerd, Sporadic music blogger and co-host of The Antidote Podcast
HTRK – Give it up
Sounds like Sade in a K-hole. Need I say more?
Further Reading: AdHoc | Mistletone | The Monthly | Beat Magazine
Blank Realm – River of Longing
Geeky garage pop involving a Keytar. Three of the band members are related so they’re kinda’ like The Partridge Family, except The Guardian have called Blank Realm the new Royal Trux……
Further Reading: Weirdo Wasteland | Fire Records | QAGOMA | Noisetrade
High Tension – Bully
Karina Utomo is the tuffest woman in post-hardcore-sludge-rock. “I’ll show you how it’s done, bitch.”
Further Reading: The Music.com.au | The Creative Issue | One of One | New Damage Records
Magic Dirt – Redhead
If you were a 15 year old Australian indie-rock kid in the early 90s and you didn’t worship Magic Dirt, you were a slime ball.
Further Reading: Evol Kween: The Musical | Stranded | Premier Artists
My Disco – 1991
Minimalist. Moody. Brutal. Beautiful. Steve Albini sported a My Disco t-shirt when Shellac played in Melbourne recently.
Further Reading: Bandwagon | SOMA Magazine | QRO Magazine | Tone Deaf
Kirin J Callinan – Landslide
Aussie larrikin who veers between haunting ballads and jagged post-punk-noise.
Regurgitator – Track 1
Australia in the 1990s was a hotbed of all-ages gigs and weirdo bands. These guys had a unique ability to both celebrate and take the piss out of hip hop. Like a thinking person’s Red Hot Chili Peppers.
Banoffee – Got it
Because everyone needs a little Pop in their life sometimes.
Snowman – Hyena
Kids in Perth, Western Australia get really bored. They end up reading loads of existential literature, moving to London and making creepy music like this.
Portal – Larvae
If I’m going to listen to Metal it has to be weird and extreme. The singer in this band wears a cuckoo clock on his head.
Lawrence English – Another Body
I’m a huge fan of music’s outer realms, and Lawrence English has done a lot of for the experimental scene in Australia. His record label Room 40 is amazing.