Category Archives: Australia

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.

MIAMI HORROR – BRAVADO

Miami Horror

This is not the first time we talk about Miami Horror on umstrum||music. Remember, back in May, when we posted the amazing track “This Heart Attack” by Faker vs Miami Horror… Well it’s time to give Miami Horror the attention it deserves!

Miami Horror - Make You Mine     

EMPIRE OF THE SUN – WE ARE THE PEOPLE (Indie/Electro/Pop – Australia)

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun is an Australian electronic music duo which formed in 2007. The duo is currently composed of Luke Steele of The Sleepy Jackson and Nick Littlemore, famous for his work with indie dance act Pnau.

The pair released their debut album, Walking On A Dream, in October 2008 via EMI Music Australia. The first single from the album was also called “Walking On A Dream” and it was followed by their instant cult second single “We Are the People”.

Empire of the Sun - We Are The People (Says Simon Remix)     

Empire of the Sun - We Are The People (Kotchy Remix)     

Find Empire of the Sun on MySpace or check out their official site for more info. All of the music is available for download on

saturday nite with… BAG RAIDERS

Bag Raiders

It’s finally saturday!!! Here’s the song that kept me going this whole week: “Shooting Stars” by Australian band Bag Raiders!

Associated with the Bang Gang 12 Inches label, Bag Raiders are a Sydney-based electro duo who scored a breakout hit in 2007 with “Fun Punch.” Founded in 2005 in Sydney, the duo is comprised of Chris Stracey and Jack Glass. They made their production debut in 2007 with The Bag Raiders EP on Bang Gang 12 Inches.

Their new single “Shooting Stars” is now out digitally and on vinyl, with remixes by Siriusmo, Cassian and In Flagranti. You can purchase it on

For more Bag Raiders news, go to their page on MySpace.

GOTYE – HEART’S A MESS (Folk/Electronica – Australia)

Gotye

Born in Belgium but raised in Australia, Gotye (pronounce go-tee-yeah) is the alter ego of Walter De Backer. He has released two studio albums independently, Boardface (2003) and Like Drawing Blood (2006), and one remix album titled Mixed Blood (2007). Singer, songwriter and drummer, Wally is also one-third of Melbourne indie-pop band The Basics, who have released three studio albums since 2002.

Gotye - Heart's A Mess     

As of 2009, Gotye is still performing with The Basics and working on a third album, currently in production. There is no release date yet…

Get all Gotye related info on the official site or MySpace. Buy his music on