Australian Music

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If you’ve been watching television recently, you may or may not have realized that the catchy songs in two popular 2012 commercials are the products of some hardworking Australian punk bands.

Australia Day in Central Park August 18, 2012

This Saturday marks a huge celebration of Australian music in New York City’s Central Park. Australian acts Husky, Sheppard, High Highs, George Byrne, Maya Jupiter, DJ Ashley Feraude and graffiti artist Kid Zoom will grace the park’s SummerStage for what is shaping up to be an unforgettable day.

Guy Sebastian's latest single, "Battle Scars", will be released later this year. For now, preview it here and online. Image via Guy Sebastian Facebook.

Ever since his 2003 Australian Idol win, Guy Sebastian has been no stranger to success. As the first person ever to win the Aussie version of the worldwide hit reality TV music show, he has since released numerous singles, five studio albums, collaborated with various American stars such as John Mayer and Jordin Sparks, and [...]

Panama: photo by Nina Gibbs

Panama is a new Australian band that is poised for an eventual takeover of the United States. Their song “Magic” is an irresistible synth-filed summer jam, and is available on vinyl from Future Classic now.

Harper

It’s a little bit blues, a little bit rock, some funk, soul harp and didgeridoo, but it’s definitely not a gimmick. American-based Aussie musician Harper┬áis the real deal, and his constant touring schedule with blues, world music and jam band festivals prove it. The man has played harmonica with America’s Journey,┬áreceived a Gold Record for [...]

Gotye performing on SNL earlier this year

For those of you who missed out seeing Gotye last time he was in the USA, he’ll be back. The artist, who currently holds the number 1 sport on the Billboard chart for his ultimate breakup song, Somebody that I used to know, will be touring the USA and Canada starting late August. A full [...]

Photo by Rafe Baron

Last week was a week of solemnity when we commemorated Anzac day and all that it entailed. This week, we don’t get to rest – there are a lot of amazing Aussie events happening around the country.

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Gotye’s smash hit of 2012, Somebody That I Used to Know, has just hit number 1 on the US Billboard top 100 chart. This makes it the first Australian number 1 hit since Savage Garden took the spot in 2000 for I knew I Loved You, and puts Gotye in the same group as Olivia [...]

Ricky Lee channels Beyonce in her new video, "Do It Like That"

Remember Ricki-Lee Coulter from the second season of Australian Idol? If you’ve been out of the country for a while, you may not know that since her Idol appearance, she’s been spending time co-hosting the show as well as enjoying a job as a radio presenter on Sydney’s Nova FM. She’s also back to recording [...]