Hot Air Ballooning Over Melbourne City (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)
Australia’s southern city boomed more than 150 years ago when a goldrush made the little outpost on the coastline flourish into the metropolis we know and love. It’s one of the busiest cities in the southern hemisphere, and it’s got a vibrant music scene to go with it.
With iconic musicians like Brody Dalle and Flea calling it a hometown, and Mushroom Records operating out of the city for decades, Melbourne’s not short of great music. But there’s something twee in the air down under at the moment.
Are the Aussies are really getting a taste for hairclips and libraries? See if you agree with us after checking out this week’s three free downloads.
Artist: The Good China
Track: “All Nothing”
Sounds like: An explosion of hair clips in the music room
Artist: Red Ink
Track: “Battle Scars”
Sounds like: A grumpy teenager sneering on a beach
Artist: Summer Cats
Track: “Hey You”
Sounds like: Sex Bob-Omb made flesh and blood