I'm really liking this album from Courtney Barnett and also like Angus & Julia Stone. I've only "discovered" them thanks to YouTube's "recommended for you" videos. I'm glad I came across these 2 artists and really glad that I could buy them on vinyl. I'm wondering what other artists from down under I'm missing out on? Please don't recommend Tame Impala... sorry, not my cup of tea but open to other suggestions
Sorry, I should've clarified that to be "new or recent indie/folk artists" I've heard of just about all the ones vinyl master listed, but the newer indie/folk bands don't get airplay here. About the only way to hear it is the Music Choice channels on cable, YouTube, or previewing an album on iTunes and seeing what other people bought.
Vinyl Master: Thanks for suggesting Paper Kites. Those first two were a bit mellow but still a good listen! I'll have to put them on my "to buy" list.
davidsss: The Babe Rainbow is....shall I say.... "GROOOOOOVY" It's like they took a time machine back to the late 60's. I love it! After all, when you see a song titled "Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forest" you know it has to be good.
satanfriendly wrote:Mr VM just to let you know Split Enz are from New Zealand
Of course, if you want to be technical, SF...
I mentioned them because I can't seem to mention Crowded House (who formed in Melbourne back in 1985, by the way) without mentioning Split Enz, and of course, both bands featured the Finn Brothers, Neil and Tim! They were big stars in both countries, too...Come to think of it, maybe I should have mentioned Cold Chisel, no?
Of course I want to be technical. And pedantic while at it.
I only thought about Split Enz being from New Zealand as on my first trip to sea I was lucky enough to see them live in Auckland (I also managed to play guitar for a local band on the same stage on the same night) and then Jo Jo Zep at the Bombay Rock in Melbourne a couple of weeks or so later. A promising start to a career at sea.
And a passing mention for Daevid Allen (and his many bands). A very varied and imaginative Australian talent