Right now it’s all about #GenerationGirl, hence filling our new edition of Topshop magazine with inspiring women-to-know (have you picked up your copy yet?). But now it’s time to add Hannah Field, Liz Drummond and Annie Hamilton to the list – the Sydney-based band whose hauntingly beautiful music got us hooked on first play. Plus, any band that rocks purple hair, killer biker jackets and hippie maxis like these girls is always going to catch our attention. As well as adding their latest track, ‘Dust‘, to our September playlist we wanted to find out what other Aussie music we should be listening to – so asked the girls to share their top tracks from Down Under.
Courtney Barnett – Pickles From The Jar
“There’s a reason Courtney Barnett is killing it at the moment… her dry sense of humour and clever lyrics are seriously refreshing. Anyone who can rhyme “Christopher Walken” with “one thing in common” in a song is a legend in our book.”
DD Dumbo – Tropical Oceans
“We saw DD Dumbo play live at Secret Garden and Splendour In The Grass this year. He is amazingly crafty and super talented. His live set-up is really unique – you can instantly tell that he has been working for years on developing his sound. His guitar tones make me melt, and his voice is sublime.”
#1 Dads – Return To (feat. Tom Snowdon)
“Tom Iansek is one talented dude. As well as being one half of Big Scary, he has just released an album under his collaborative side project, #1 Dads. This song takes me away on a swirling four-and-a-half minutes of pure daydream.”
Spookyland – The Silly F****** Thing
“You can’t go past this guy’s voice, and this song has pretty much been stuck in my head since I first heard it a few months ago. There’s a real sense of desperation in this song that feels like it is gnawing at your soul. Fun fact: this song was produced by Tony Buchen, who also produced one of the tracks on our upcoming EP, ‘Midnight Hour’.”
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