With a brow raising blend of exotic rhythms and spaghetti western twang, the Madhappies have infected the local music scene with their tight pants, modern haircuts and deeply suggestive lyrics. Their catchy mix of rock/indie/pop has been compared to the likes of the Hoodoo Gurus, INXS and the Rolling Stones just to name a few.
If pressed Tara Simmons - the pintsized singer/songwriter from Brisbane - could probably quite easily be squeezed into a box. The same, however, could never be suggested of her music. Combining “an ingenious mix of heartfelt folk with skittering sample-based electronica” (Topher Healy - Rave Magazine), Simmons sums up her sound best, simply calling it abstract pop.
Founded by Ross McLennan in Melbourne, Australia in 1992. Snout made one of their first recorded appearances the Half a Cow Records compilation, Slice Two in that same year. They went on to be a fixture of the Australian indie music scene until their demise in 2002.
mcArtney is a singer/songwriter, lets get that straight. Pop songwriting with abstract and distinct production makes this young lad’s brand of indie pop stand out from the monotony of the music marketplace. He hails from a small town, although these days he resides in the big smoke that is Sydney town.
Nicole Brophy’s vocal arrangements and gritty guitar riffs teamed with Jodi Moore’s electric violin whines (she has been called the ‘Hendrix of the violin’) electric guitar style mandolin plus backing vocals, the girl’s manage to create a sound that challenges the way people perceive roots-based rock music.
Press bio Love him or hate him Edward Guglielmino is an artist people talk about. Whether it be about his constant online bantering, an endless run of east coast and international touring or his unique style of avant-garde crooning, the last couple of years have seen the artist be the centre of conversation on many an occasion.
UPSIZE are a rock band from Brisbane, Australia. Forming in 2003, the bands music has been described as "old-fashioned, dirty rock" which is "reminiscent of the glory days of Aussie rock’n’roll”. (DCR - Time Off) Their official website is
IRON ON were a four-piece rock band from Brisbane, Australia. The band formed in 2002, and consisted of members Kate Cooper (Guitar/Vocals), Ross Hope (Guitar/Vocals), Ian Rogers (Bass) and Marieca Page (Drums).
New York journalist Brad Balfour talks to Tyrone Noonan about his debut solo album I Believe. In meeting Tyrone Noonan on his return from a recent stay in Australia, where he completed tracks for his solo debut album I Believe, his exuberance comes across as both genuine and infectious. He offers a "G'day" handshake and plops into the chair revved up to talk about the arts. And no wonder.
King Curly are an Australian alternative-folk band based in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales. Members include:
Steve Appel - singer/songwriter, guitar, piano
Elmo Reed - lead guitar, bvs
Zoe Hauptmann - double bass, bvs