We've seen a fair share of Ozzie music stars over the years: INXS, Savage Garden and of course Kylie Minogue have world fame. In recent years we saw Missy Higgins and The Veronicas. But Ozzie music has a lot of things which haven't really made it across the ocean as of yet. Two of them are particularly to my liking. Both have a very different, but distinctive sound:
The Audreys, a young South Australian folk/country pop band. With instruments like the banjo and violin most of their songs do have a folk sound and are often quite melancholy. The singer Taasha Coates has a very pleasant voice and backed by her boys it's a soothing ride.
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* Oh Honey
* You + Steve McQueen
Sneaky Sound System is a big hit in the undergrounds of Australia. An electro/club/hip hop formation of two DJs enriched with a different array of hip hoppers, mcs and singers. Funky beats, funny voices and lyrics every now and then, makes for an interesting whole.
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* I Love it
* Hip Hip Hooray