Australian indie pop groups

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  1. John Butler Trio

    John Butler Trio

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  2. Angus And Julia Stone

    Angus And Julia Stone

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    Angus & Julia Stone are an Australian brother-sister folk-blues group that formed in 2006 by Angus Stone and Julia Stone. Their parents played as a folk duo before Julia and Angus were born. Angus & Julia Stone have released three studio albums, A Book Like This (2007), Down the Way (2010) and their self-titled album (2014). At the ARIA Music Awards of 2010 they won five awards from nine nominations: winning Album of the Year, Best Adult Alternative Album, Best Cover Art and Producer of the Year for Down the Way and Single of the Year for "Big Jet Plane". The siblings have each issued two solo albums, with Angus releasing Smoking Gun (under the pseudonym Lady of the Sunshine) in 2009 and Broken Brights in 2012; Julia's albums are The Memory Machine (2010) and By the Horns (2012).


  3. Pnau

    Pnau

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    Pnau is an Australian dance music duo originating from Sydney, Australia. The duo consists of musicians Nick Littlemore (vocals, production) and Peter Mayes (guitar, production). The pair have achieved multiple successes throughout their career with their award-winning debut album Sambanova, their widely acclaimed 2007 release Pnau, their breakthrough side-project Empire of the Sun, and their multiple chart-topping singles. Pnau is also recognized for their heavily publicized apprenticeship under musician Elton John, who signed the duo after listening to their record Pnau. Several of Pnau's recent projects have featured John's involvement, such as Pnau's album Soft Universe and an album featuring Pnau recreations of Elton John's hits called Good Morning to the Night.


  4. The Beautiful Girls

    The Beautiful Girls

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    The Beautiful Girls are an Australian roots music band, which formed in 2001. They have released three extended plays, Morning Sun (2002), Goodtimes (2002) and The Weight of the World (2004); plus four studio albums, Learn Yourself (2003), We're Already Gone (2005), Ziggurats (2007) and Spooks (2010). The latter three albums have all peaked into the top 25 on the ARIA Albums Chart. Spooks also debuted at No. 1 on the Australian Independent Chart and, in June 2010, it reached No. 7 on the Billboard Reggae Albums Chart. Their single, "I Thought About You", reached No. 60 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Mainstay lead singer and guitarist, Mat McHugh, has also issued two solo albums, Seperatista! (2008) and Love Come Save Me (2012) as well as an EP, Go Don't Stop (2011).


  5. Architecture in Helsinki

    Architecture in Helsinki

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    Architecture in Helsinki is an Australian indie pop band which consists of Cameron Bird, Gus Franklin, Jamie Mildren, Sam Perry, and Kellie Sutherland. The band has released five studio albums: Fingers Crossed (2003), In Case We Die (2005), Places Like This (2007), Moment Bends (2011), and Now + 4EVA (2014).


  6. Cut Copy

    Cut Copy

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    Cut Copy are an Australian electronic band formed in 2001 by DJ Dan Whitford (vocals, keyboards and guitar). Initially a home-recording project, the band now includes Tim Hoey (guitars), Ben Browning (bass guitar) and Mitchell Scott (drums). So far they have released four studio albums, an EP and a number of singles and remixes, all on Modular Recordings. They achieved breakthrough success with their second album, In Ghost Colours, while their most recent album Free Your Mind was released 5 November 2013.


  7. The Grates

    The Grates

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    The Grates are a three-piece indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia. The band consists of vocalist Patience Hodgson, guitarist John Patterson and current drummer Ritchie Daniell. The band was brought to national attention when a demo of their single "Trampoline" got air time on Triple J.


  8. San Cisco

    San Cisco

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    San Cisco are an Australian indie pop band that formed in 2009 under the original name of King George, in Fremantle, Western Australia, Australia. The band are a four-piece, and consists of Jordi Davieson (guitar, lead vocals), Josh Biondillo (guitar, vocals), Nick Gardner (bass) and Scarlett Stevens (drums, vocals)—all members, except Stevens, share duties on keyboards. In November 2011, the band was signed by Albert Productions, but moved to Fat Possum Records for the release of its debut album. In October 2012, the band described its 'vibe' as "squelchy, crispy, streamlined, hairy, indie". At the ARIA Music Awards of 2013 the group were nominated for Best Independent Release and Best Dance Release for the album; and Best Video for "Fred Astaire", which was directed by Andrew Nowrojee.


  9. Augie March

    Augie March

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    Augie March are an Australian indie/pop rock band. Formed in 1996 in Shepparton, Victoria, the band currently consists of vocalist and rhythm guitarist Glenn Richards, lead guitarist Adam Donovan, bassist Edmondo Ammendola, drummer David Williams, and keyboardist Kiernan Box. Box replaced Rob Dawson, the band's initial piano player, who died in 2001.


  10. Ball Park Music

    Ball Park Music

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    Ball Park Music is a five-piece indie rock/pop band based in Brisbane, Australia, made up of frontman Sam Cromack (guitar/vocals), Jennifer Boyce (bass/backing vocals), Paul Furness (keys/trombone), and twins Dean Hanson (guitar/backing vocals) and Daniel Hanson (drums/backing vocals).


  11. Bluejuice

    Bluejuice

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    Bluejuice was a musical act that was based in Sydney, Australia. The group consists of Jake Stone, Stavros Yiannoukas, Jamie Cibej and James Hauptmann. The band released three studio albumsProblems, Head of the Hawk and Company—prior to its dissolution on 28 August 2014.


  12. Dear Enemy

    Dear Enemy

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    Dear Enemy were an Australian indie pop band formed in Melbourne in 1980 which had a Top 5 single, "Computer One", on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart from December 1983. They released a studio album, Ransom Note in 1984 on EMI and Capitol Records, which peaked at No. 15 on the Kent Music Report Albums Chart, and they subsequently disbanded in 1988.


  13. The Sugargliders

    The Sugargliders

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    The Sugargliders were an indie pop band from Melbourne, Australia, comprising brothers Josh and Joel Meadows and a changing lineup of other players. Between February 1989 and June 1994 they played more than 90 live shows in Australia and the UK and released ten singles and one compilation album. After disbanding The Sugargliders the Meadows brothers re-emerged in The Steinbecks.


  14. Operator Please

    Operator Please

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    Operator Please are an Australian pop band, originating on the Gold Coast of Queensland, in 2005. Their current lineup consists of vocalist and guitarist Amandah Wilkinson, drummer Tim Commandeur, keyboardist Chris Holland, Ashley McConnell on bass guitar, and violinist Taylor Henderson.


  15. Hungry Kids Of Hungary

    Hungry Kids Of Hungary

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    Hungry Kids of Hungary was an Australian four-piece indie pop band from Brisbane, Queensland. The band consisted of Dean McGrath (lead vocals, guitar), Kane Mazlin (lead vocals, keys), Ben Dalton (bass guitar, vocals) and Ryan Strathie (drums, vocals). They are no longer active, and announced that they would be parting ways as a band on 28 November 2013.


  16. An Horse

    An Horse

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    An Horse is a two-person indie rock band from Brisbane, Australia, comprising Kate Cooper of Iron On on vocals and guitar and Damon Cox of Intercooler on drums. In 2008 they toured the United States as an opening act for Tegan and Sara, prior to the release of their first album. In August 2008, they opened for Death Cab for Cutie for their Australian tour. They also opened for Silversun Pickups along with Cage The Elephant in October 2009 for an east coast leg of their Swoon tour. After their own 2009 North American tour, An Horse played as a supporting act for Tegan and Sara in Canada in 2010. In 2012 they accompanied Nada Surf on tour in the United States.


  17. The Jezabels

    The Jezabels

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    The Jezabels are an Australian four-piece indie, alternative rock and disco pop musical group that formed in 2007. They consist of Nik Kaloper on drums, Samuel Lockwood on lead guitar, Hayley Mary (also known as Hayley Frances McGlone) on lead vocals, and Heather Shannon on piano and keyboard. They have described their genre as "intensindie". From 2009 to 2010 the group issued a trilogy of extended plays, The Man Is Dead, She's So Hard and Dark Storm—all produced and engineered by Lachlan Mitchell. Two of their releases have reached the ARIA Singles Chart Top 40: the Dark Storm EP (October 2010) and their single "Endless Summer" (August 2011).


  18. The Lucksmiths

    The Lucksmiths

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    The Lucksmiths were an indie pop band from Melbourne, Australia known for witty, intelligent lyrics, a strong melodic sense and a jangly pop sound harkening back to early-1980s bands such as The Smiths and The Go-Betweens.


  19. Even As We Speak

    Even As We Speak

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  20. Falling Joys

    Falling Joys

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    Falling Joys is an Australian alternative rock band formed in Canberra in 1983. The original lineup was lead singer/guitarist Suzie Higgie singer/keyboardist Robin Miles, bass guitarist Stuart G. Robertson and drummer Anthony Merrilees. The line-up changed in 1985 to include lead singer/guitarist Suzie Higgie, guitarist Stuart G. Robertson, bass guitarist and vocalist Pat Hayes, and drummer Pete Velzen. They released 3 albums on Volition and numerous singles and EP's. The band reunited in 2011 for concerts in Canberra and Sydney.


  21. Sheppard (band)

    Sheppard (band)

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    Sheppard is a Brisbane-based indie-pop band. Originally formed in 2009 as a duo consisting of siblings Amy and George Sheppard, they expanded by adding Jay Bovino in April 2011 before reaching their current six-member state, including the third Sheppard sibling Emma. They have released two singles to date and one extended play under their own label entitled Empire of Song. Their second single "Geronimo" spent three weeks at number one, knocking Pharrell Williams' single "Happy" from the top spot after its 12-week run. Sheppard are the first independent act to hit the top of the ARIA singles chart in a decade with "Geronimo", and its three-week reign makes it the longest independently released #1 ever. "Geronimo" was accredited platinum by ARIA in April 2014. "Geronimo" is the first #1 single to be recorded in Brisbane.


  22. New Rules for Boats

    New Rules for Boats

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    New Rules for Boats is a five piece band from Perth, Western Australia, formed in early 2004.


  23. The Seabellies

    The Seabellies

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    Seabellies are an Australian alternative rock band based in Sydney and Newcastle, New South Wales. Their live show is known for their variety of instrumentsation featuring electronica, strings, metallophone, melodica, horns and multi-percussive layering.


  24. Papa VS Pretty

    Papa VS Pretty

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    Papa vs Pretty was an Australian rock band from Sydney, New South Wales. Originally the solo act of then 15-year old Thomas Rawle (lead vocals, guitar, piano, primary songwriter) in 2006, Papa vs Pretty became a three-piece band in 2008 with the addition of Rawle’s friends Angus Gardiner (bass guitar, cello, backing vocals) and Tom Myers (drums, backing vocals), and a quartet in 2012 with the arrival of Luke Liang (guitar, keyboard, backing vocals). On Monday 30th June 2014, the band announced their breakup.


  25. Boy & Bear

    Boy & Bear

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    Boy & Bear are an Australian indie rock-folk music band formed in 2009, consisting of David Hosking (vocals and guitar), Killian Gavin (vocals and guitar), Timothy Hart (drums and vocals), Jonathan Hart (vocals, banjo, mandolin and keyboards) and David Symes (bass). The band have released two albums, Moonfire (August 2011) and Harlequin Dream, (August 2013) both reaching the top ten of the Australian album chart.


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