In the Post #71: Sounds Like Brisbane

By on Thursday, 21st April 2011 at 12:00 pm
 

Last year, thanks to Philadelphia Grand Jury and the Paper Scissors, I was convinced Australia was yet another untapped, rich musical resource that was just waiting to be discovered. (And I’m not just talking about the Temper Trap‘s quick rise to fame when I say this.) Sounds Like Brisbane is a collective of labels from that Western town in Australia that have chosen to band together for marketing and promotional efforts, with the main goal of getting music out to the masses.

Just like with any industry, music is a lot about networking, so what better way for bands and their management/PR to help each other out. Organising artists to tour on the same bill and play shows together can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to break new regions of the world, so ‘partnering up’ with like-minded individuals from your town is a really intelligent way to go, especially in this day and age when something as simple as an embedded Soundcloud player allows artists to spread their music easily and globally.

My personal favourites of the bunch are ‘Shanghai Surprise’ by My Fiction (melodic guitars and frenetic vocals a bit like Two Door Cinema Club but darker?) and ‘The Thought Police’ by Ektoise (atmospheric alt-electronica). But have a listen to the tracks below and who knows, maybe you’ll discover some new favourites. Certainly let us know if there’s one (or some) you’d like us to feature here on TGTF. We’re definitely going to keep an eye on the burgeoning Brisbane scene.

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