Basement Birds is an Australian indie supergroup comprised of Kavyen Temperley (Eskimo Joe's frontman and bassist), Steve Parkin (solo singer/songwriter), Kevin Mitchell (musician) (Jebediah, Bob Evans frontman) and solo singer/songwriter Josh Pyke. The groups' mutual love of lush vocal harmonies and alt-country style was the basis for forming the Basement Birds project. "Luckily we all seem to have fairly similar tastes in music, I think it'd be harder if we had someone who was into death metal and another into jazz fusion.
New Single 'I UNDERSTAND' out May 2012
New Album 'Oh My Garden' out July 6th 2012
Whilst Sophie Koh
Bodyjar was an Australian punk rock band based in Melbourne, that formed in 1994, when they changed their name from 'Helium'. Their song "Not The Same" was also featured in the video game Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3. Bodyjar have released 7 albums, 6 of which were recorded in studio and their latest which is a live recording entitled 'Is It Alive'. The band contained two of its original members, Cameron Baines (lead vocals/guitar) and Grant Relf (Bass) when they split.
Ball Park Music is an Australian six-piece indie rock/pop band from Brisbane. Formed in 2006, the band consists of frontman Sam Cromack (guitar/vocals), Jennifer Boyce (bass, backing vocals), Paul Furness (keys, trombone), Brock Smith (guitar) and twins Dean Hanson (guitar, bass, backing vocals) and Daniel Hanson (drums,backing vocals). They independently recorded and produced their debut EP Rolling On The Floor, Laughing Ourselves To Sleep at university and gave it a "soft release" in April 2009.
Bliss n Eso are an ARIA award winning Australian hip hop group based in Sydney, Australia and were originally known as Bliss n' Esoterikizm. They formed in 2000. From an early stage in their career, Bliss N Eso primarily built their fan base from their compelling and energetic live performances. An exhilarating blend of fluid rhymes and banging beats teamed with beat boxing, impromptu freestyling and seamless turntablism make their live shows a brand in their own right, and has seen the group hailed as one of the best live acts in the country.
The band consists of 3 brothers and two mates. We play music because its fun. We have just recorded our demo @ http://www.sunrisestudio.com.au. Check it out. Great equipment, very affordable and knows his stuff. Its taken a while to get this together as we have always been somewhere else and never really in the same city but now we are and here we are. Enjoy.
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Jonathan Boulet is an Australian singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, currently based in Sydney, New South Wales. He is best known for his solo material, as well as playing drums in indie rock band Parades and bass in grind band Snakeface. After spending his formative years in a variety of bands, Boulet turned his attention to solo work in 2008. His debut self-titled album, recorded in Boulet's garage almost entirely on his own, came out in December 2009. Its singles were "A Community Service Announcemment" and "North to South East to You."
1) Formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1988, after 20 years, The Fauves, continue to be one of Australia's most unique bands. Although sonically nondescript, Fauves' song are typically wry, ironic, hyper-literate, biopsies of the broadest range of topics. Comprised of four school friends: Andrew Dyer, Adam Newey, Andrew Cox and Phil Leonard, the Fauves emerged from one of Melbourne's grittier suburbs, Frankston only to find major label support early in their career.
Imagine Bobby Gentry & JJ Cale had a love child and she was adopted by Rickie Lee Jones whilst dating Tom Waits and they all had summer vacations with Ryan Adams & Lucinda Williams......and then you've got somewhere closer to describing Abbie Cardwell's sound! This Aussie Triple J Unearthed winner is one helluva banjo pickn, guitar slingin, harmonica totin chick with the voice of a "homesick angel"