A Bunch of Australian Bands You Should Be Listening To
A new generation of local artists are appearing around the country, consequently reviving the Aussie pop-punk and indie-punk scene. There is an insane amount of talent pouring out of Australia right now. As a result, many of our finest exports have been touring extensively overseas. With this new wave of musos comes a whole bunch of fresh bangers to bless our ears with. Here’s a list of some phenomenal local Australian bands you should be listening to:
2018 has already been massive for Melbourne boiz Stuck Out. They signed to Greyscale Records AND dropped their EP You Won’t Come Home, as well as landing some great tours and support slots. They have definitely cemented their status as future major players in the Australian pop-punk scene.
This guitar-heavy pop tune has it all – smooth vocals, clicking, a tambourine, and a groove factor that makes me want to shake my booty upon every listen.
This indie punk 3-piece just dropped their latest single Maybe. If you’re a fan of Ceres, The Smith Street Band, or The Hard Aches, you’ll love Turn South.
Yours Truly are another great example of the calibre of pop-punk acts Australia is producing right now. Vocalist Mikaila Delgado brings a her stellar range to the song, which is perfectly accompanied by a strong backing of classic pop-punk instrumentals.
Having already supported Fall Out Boy and Biffy Clyro around Australia this year, it seems like WAAX are about to take over the world. They’re headed out on their Labrador tour very soon, and you’d be an absolute gronk to miss it.
Eliza & The Delusionals
Another local legend, singer-songwriter Eliza (accompanied by her band of merry men, The Delusionals, of course!), released her debut EP The Deeper End in 2017. It received plenty of spin on Triple j, and even took the band across Australia on tour with Killing Heidi and Tiny Little Houses.
This banger by future pop-princess AViVA is reminiscent of Stressed Out by twenty one pilots, and absolutely BANGS. Having just come off an Australian tour with Tonight Alive, she’s now gearing up for a massive year ahead.
Eat Your Heart Out
Newcastle’s EYHO signed to Fearless Records last year, and released the Mind Games EP in December. They’ve undoubtedly got a big year ahead of them, so make sure you’re all over them before they blow up.
South-coast based sisters Lily & Grace are quote “writing songs that will make your heart explode”. Museum is their first single, and it is definitely a sign of big things to come.
Lovingly referred to by many as “Raavies”, the Newcastle natives are pumping out tune by tune, and being billed on festivals like Yours & Owls and Groovin’ The Moo. They’re also going on tour around the country real soon too!
Let us know your favourite local Aussie acts below!
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