Tag Archives: Australia

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.

PNAU – EMBRACE (Electro/Indie/Club – Australia)

Pnau

Pnau is an Australian dance music duo from Sydney made up of Nick Littlemore (who also plays in bands Teenager and Empire of The Sun) and Peter Mayes. The duo released their award-winning debut album Sambanova in 1999 under the Peking Duck label and scored two major hits with the singles “Need Your Lovin’ Baby” and “Sambanova”.

After signing with Warner Music Australia, the pair started to work on their sophomore album, Again. Released in 2003, the album got pretty bad reviews and a similarly unfavorable response from fans, which led the pair to part ways for some time to work with other artist’s such as Robbie Williams, Van She, and Lost Valentinos.

When the two reunited in 2007, they wrote over two hundred songs together and started to lay down an entire album, more vocally centered than their previous more. The new self-titled album not only featured vocals from Nick Littlemore himself, but also had many guest appearances such as Luke Steele, Nik Yannika from Lost Valentinos, Michael DeFrancesco from Van She and Ladyhawke, who guested on hit single “Embrace”.

PNAU (Feat. Ladyhawke) - Embrace (Tits & Clits Remix)     

You can find out more on Pnau and sample a few tracks on the band’s official Facebook. Buy Pnau’s new album now on