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[Powderworks] NMOC: Looking for new Aussie music

Heidi Shenk nedkellytheking@hotmail.com
Tue, 07 Oct 2003 00:02:55 -0500

Just wanted to say thanks to everyone that gave me suggestions for aussie 
music!  I've listened to a ton of new music in the past few weeks.  I'm 
pretty much obsessed with music so I have really enjoyed learning about all 
these bands/artists that I wouldn't have known about otherwise!  Thanks!


----Original Message Follows----
From: "Leandro" <leandro@wanadoo.nl>
To: "'ALEXEI'" <alexeis@usa.net>,        "'Heidi Shenk'" 
CC: <powderworks@cs.colorado.edu>
Subject: RE: [Powderworks] NMOC: Looking for new Aussie music
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2003 19:24:36 +0200

Some of my suggestions....They are mostly rock bands....

Vanilla Chainsaws
The Fauves
The Dubroviniks
Celibate Rifles
Red White
The Superjesus
The Cruel Sea
Tex Perkins (vocalist of Cruel Sea)

And a very good kiwi band named: Salmonella Dub


-----Original Message-----
From: powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu
[mailto:powderworks-admin@cs.colorado.edu] On Behalf Of ALEXEI
Sent: 27 September 2003 12:09
To: Heidi Shenk
Cc: powderworks@cs.colorado.edu
Subject: [Powderworks] NMOC: Looking for new Aussie music

Hey Heidi,

Here are some suggestions for your program.  Since you didn't mention
the station's lean, I'll give you something in several categories (not
necessarily just out of the box but certainly beyond the obvious):

--Pop (if you are into cult bands like Go-Betweens, The Apartments
Barefoot is one suggestion, another one is Ashtray Boy.  The latter
gravitates at times toward Nick Cave and is very interesting.

--Alternative:  The Mutton Birds are a must, I'd say.

--Grunge/grunge pop:  Try Kitto.  I brought her recently to play in
Belarus and I can vouch for her studio as well as live work.  Fantastic
low and sensual female vocals, Cobain's presence in her music obvious
but never overwhelming. she is truly individual and very good.  Her
slower stuff like Movement, Don't Follow Me is a heart-stopper.  More
energetic numbers like Bus Drivers top Scandinavian charts (lives in
Sweden now.)

--Pub no-nonsense rock:  if Radio Birdman is too obvious, try Exploding
White Mice.

--Melodic rock, more along the commercial vein: Bo-Weevils, Icecream
Hands, folks on the list also keep mentioning Vanilla Chainsaws to me,
though I still don't have anything by them.

--Older stuff:  if you are going to play something from the beat era,
see if you can get hold of The Tol-Puddle Martyrs.  Great songs, Time
Will Come is one.  In my opinion, they were an inspiration for quite a
few Australian bands, admitted or not.

--Cow punk/rock, no-one plays it like Australians!  Forget Hoodoo Gurus
for the time being and put on The Johnnys or The Dubrovniks.  Your
audience will be sure to love them.

--On a very specific note, see what you can find on Rick Hammond of
This guy has a future, at least I will never hesitate to give him one if
I could.

That's just off the top of my head.  If you insist on undiscovered
talent, in late October I will be able to ship to you a 4-CD collection
of over 700 Australian artists in different genres (one track per each,
mp3 of course) downloaded over the years from a variety of Web sites.

All the best with your endeavor,


"Heidi Shenk" <nedkellytheking@hotmail.com> wrote:

Hey guys,

The radio station that I'm a jock for wants me to do an Aussie Rock
I've already got quite a bit of material, but a lot of it isn't very
Do any of you have any suggestions for any good Australian bands/artists

(aside from the very obvious :) )?  I'll take suggestions for new or
but I'm preferably wanting to know about new and upcoming artists in
Australia.  Thanks in advance! :)


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