So we’re half-way through the year, and we’ve listened to a shed-load of great Australian music already. This week, we’ve trawled the archive to come up with our top 5 releases so far in 2012 – in no particular order…
The debut album from the Brisbane duo perfectly captured the ballsy, wall-to-wall noise of their live show – and left us with one of the classiest Aussie rock’n'roll records in years. You can see our interview with the guys here.
The third EP from Gossling, AKA Helen Croome, features some of the sweetest, most distinctive pop music we’ve heard this year, and includes one of our favourite songs of 2012, the beautifully morose Love Fall Foul.
Melbourne 5-piece Buckley Ward impressed us with their second album, So Pretend – subtle and layered, upbeat folk-indie that makes for perfect driving music.
One of the big surprises so far this year – Love Connection’s intricate synth-pop-opus Euphoria had us in a toe-tapping trance for days here at BS HQ.
The future beats of Aussie hip-hop stalwarts Hermitude soundtracked just about every party here over the past few months, and HyperParadise has to be one of the most stylish joints we’ve heard in forever.
Some Honourable Mentions that just missed out on the list:
- Jonti; Sine and Moon
- Puta Madre Brothers; It’s A Long Way To Meximo Town
- Pond; Beard, Wives, Denim;
- Catcall; The Warmest Place
What were your favourites? Let us know in the comments, Twitter, Facebook or HERE. Next week we look forward, as we list the releases we’re looking forward to in the second half of the year. Don’t miss it…