Category Archives: Australia

THE TEMPER TRAP – SWEET DISPOSITION (Indie/Rock – Australia)

The Temper Trap is an Australian indie rock band which was formed in 2005 in Melbourne and consists of Dougy Mandagi (vocals, guitar), Lorenzo Sillitto (guitar, keyboards), Jonathon Aherne (bass) and Toby Dundas (drums). Their debut album, Conditions, was released in August 2009 on Infectious Music.

The Temper Trap - Sweet Disposition     

Find out more about The Temper Trap on MySpace and buy their music on The Temper Trap

MIDNIGHT JUGGERNAUTS – THIS NEW TECHNOLOGY (Electro/Indie – Australia)

Hailing from Melbourne, Midnight Juggernauts are Andy Juggernaut, Vincent Vendetta, and Daniel Stricker. Andrew and Vincent  originally met in school and formed the band back in 2004. They released a couple of EPs together and were later joined by Daniel on drums. Their work met with a lot of success amongst their peers so the band kept working and, in 2007, they released their debut album Dystopia on their own label, Siberia Records.

Midnight Juggernauts’ music has been described as anything from ‘prog dance meets cosmic film scores’ to ‘slasher-flick disco’ to ‘deadpan landscape’. This incredible mix of influences has attracted a great variety of artists to work with them and the boys have had the opportunity to do remixes for Dragonette, K.I.M, Cut/Copy, Sébastien Tellier or The Presets.

Dragonette - I Get Around (Midnight Juggernauts Mix)     

After playing festivals and headlining tours worldwide during late 2007-early 2008, the band is now working on their follow-up album. For now, you can check out their latest EP, This New Technology (Acéphale, 2009), and purchase it on Midnight Juggernauts

Midnight Juggernauts - This New Technology     

In the next three months you’ll be able to catch Midnight Juggernauts live in New York, LA, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, etc… Check out all the dates on MySpace and if you feel like it, watch their new video HERE.

LOST VALENTINOS – CITIES OF GOLD (Psychedelic/Indie – Australia)

Lost Valentinos are a band from Sydney. They released two EPs under the name The Valentinos but decided to change their name in mid 2007 to Lost Valentinos to avoid potential legal issues with soul artists from the 1950s, Bobby Womack & The Valentinos.

They released their debut album Cities Of Gold in September 2009. It was recorded during 2008 and 2009 in Sydney, London and Berlin and produced by Ewan Pearson, who has worked with bands including Chemical Brothers, The Rapture, Tracey Thorn and Delphic.

Lost Valentinos - Thief (Nile Delta Remix)     

For more info and music, check out Lost Valentinos’ official site. Buy the album on Cities

MILKE – LOVE GET OUT OF MY WAY (Electro/Indie – Australia)

Milke is an expat Aussie electro-indie band now based in the UK. It was founded in London by Ra Khahn and Andrew “Friendly” Kornweibel, two Aussie guys with very different musical backgrounds.

Andrew Friendly comes from the clubs and is quite famous on the Australian DJ circuit. Ra Khahn was raised on a hippy commune in Canberra and is more the classic singer/songwriter type.

Their collaboration started when Andrew was looking for a vocalist to add lyrics to his songs. He heard some of Ra’s music and decided to send him an email straight away. After that they exchanged emails and decided to make music together.

Milke - Love Get Out Of My Way     

Inspired by a variety of acts, such as Eurythmics, The Cure, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Daft Punk or Stuart Price, Friendly and Khahn make electro music with a radio-friendly twist. Nice hooks, uplifting synths and great vocals are the recipe for Milke’s unique sound.