If you’ve been following along on my Instagram for a while, you probably noticed that I spent quite a bit of time in Australia between December and February this past year. My trip also happened to fall during Australia Day, which is known for being the one day of the year when all Australians do exactly the same thing at the same time: drink booze and listen to the Australia Hot 100, a radio countdown of the top voted songs from the previous year. I mean, could you ever imagine Americans all listening to the same radio station on the same day, let alone all celebrating the same holiday? Maybe in another universe…but that’s besides the point. It’s pretty impressive.
What I learned through many of the new Aussie friends that I met during my travels down under is that some of the greatest musicians out there right now are in fact from this beautiful land of sun and beaches. Musicians like Chet Faker, Flume, Tame Impala, and Empire of the Sun are probably some of the most well-known, but there are a ton of amazing lesser known bands and singer/songwriters coming out of this country that you should know about if you’re super into music like me.
Hope you enjoy this playlist and perhaps discover a few new artists you didn’t know about before. Happy listening!