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I think that the music of a place you visit is very important and everyone who visits my house gets to hear our fav selection of Aussie noise-makers. I am interested what everyone else subjects their international guests to.

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    1. Crowded House
    2. Midnight Oil
    3. After a few beers - John Williamson
    4. Powderfinger over 7 years ago

    Answered by Tarun via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    The Grates (alternate rock)
    Hilltop Hoods (hip hop)
    Jebidiah (rock)
    Something for Kate (soft rock) over 7 years ago

    Answered by Mick Liubinskas via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Modern electronic music -

    * The Presets, from Sydney
    * Cut Copy, from Melbourne
    * Pendulum, from Western Australia

    Aussie classics -

    'Land downunder' by Men at Work

    'Great Southern Land' by Icehouse
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mkidP2OUCk over 7 years ago

    Answered by Ian C via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Disagree with most of the early answers, that stuff is really old and mostly they don't even play any more. Also the aussie classics in my opinion are embarassing and mostly just for tourists.

    Just coming out of a quiet period a decade or so ago, Australia is undergoing a bustling scene at the moment for electro, alternative and pop. Especially french-touch style electro in Melbourne is really great.

    The popular bands of the moment are mostly what ian mentioned, anything on the Cutters or Modular labels are good. Highly recommend pnau, midnight juggernauts, empire of the sun, outrun, van she, grafton primary, etc. There's also plenty of alternative/rock like gyroscope, faker, birds of tokyo etc.

    For more electro/club stuff there are some great artists in Melbourne such as Knightlife, Miami Horror, and Sydney like Bag Raiders, Bang Gang Deejays, etc.

    A good way to see a lot of Australian music is to go to a festival. The next big one is the v festival (www.vfestival.com.au) although lots of festivals these days are headlined by foreign acts.

    There are sites like www.thedwarf.com.au which list upcoming gigs. As always, it's better to see a band live to get what they're about.. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Rob Saunders via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    A NZ act, and not a band... check out Concord Dawn if either of them are in town and if you are into electronic music, specifically drum n bass. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Sean Tovson via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Don't forget the Waifs. I think they have a particularly Australian feel to them especially their early albums. over 7 years ago

    Answered by Sue Roberts via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Kisschasy and Thirsty Merc! over 7 years ago

    Answered by Danielle Burnie via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    I would consider adding on Butterfingers, Love Outside Andromeda, The Mess Hall, Xavier Rudd, Children Collide, Frenzal Rhomb, Ash Grunwald and Soft White Machine over 7 years ago

    Answered by Jennie via Site_iconTravellr.com
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    Definetely check out Cat Empire for a nice mix of jazz, funk, rock and latin, great live band too! over 7 years ago

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    JUKE KARTEL!!!!!!!!PLZ PLZ PLZ D'ERE SOME BONZER BLOKES!!! over 4 years ago

    Answered by kyara via Site_iconTravellr.com

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