Tag Archives: Australia

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

THE PRESETS – KICKING AND SCREAMING (Electro/Indie – Australia)

The Presets

A few days ago, The Presets released a new video for their last single “Kicking and Screaming”, the fifth release from the Australian act’s second album, Apocalyspo, out on Modular Records.

The clip shows the band performing live in front of hundreds of jubilant fans. Wish you were there? Yeah, me too… Watch the video!

The Presets’ Julian Hamilton (keyboard and vocals) and Kim Moyes (drums and keyboard) have been riding a massive wave of success for the past couple of years. Their eclectic mix of electro, rock, techno, pop and a handful of other genres has managed to charm both music critics and mainstream radios, turning them into one of the biggest indie bands in Australia.

The Presets - This Boy's In Love (KIM Remix)     

You can sample songs from their award-winning album Apocalypso on the band’s official MySpace and you can purchase the album on

FAKER vs MIAMI HORROR – THIS HEART ATTACK (Indie/Electro/Club – Australia)

Faker

Faker was formed in 1996 in Sydney and started performing in local venues. In the next few years they released a couple of EP’s but not until 2005 did they release their first LP. In 2007, with their second album Be The Twilight, Faker achieved mainstream succes across Australia and went on long country-wide tour.

Faker - This Heart Attack (Miami Horror Remix)     

Miami Horror is a young DJ/Producer from Melbourne who started out his music career playing house parties and regular weekly club nights in his hometown. Having remixed for the likes of Pnau, The Presets, Midnight Juggernauts and Datarock in the space of a year, Miami Horror has been propelled to sit justifiably amongst some of the biggest names in music.