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 [mp3com-artist]Brody Dalle [/mp3com-artist]and [mp3com-artist]Flea[/mp3com-artist] 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. [caption id="attachment_75416" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="The Good China"][/caption] Artist: [mp3com-artist]The Good China[/mp3com-artist] Track: “All Nothing” Sounds like: An explosion of hair clips in the music room For fans of: [mp3com-artist]Los Campesinos![/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]The Apples in Stereo[/mp3com-artist],  [mp3com-artist]Tilly And The Wall[/mp3com-artist] [caption id="attachment_75417" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="Red Ink"][/caption] Artist: [mp3com-artist]Red Ink[/mp3com-artist] Track: “Battle Scars” Sounds like: A grumpy teenager sneering on a beach For fans of: [mp3com-artist]Green Day[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]The Killers[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]The Cure[/mp3com-artist] [caption id="attachment_75418" align="alignnone" width="385" caption="Summer Cats"][/caption] Artist: [mp3com-artist]Summer Cats[/mp3com-artist] Track: “Hey You” Sounds like: Sex Bob-Omb made flesh and blood For fans of:[mp3com-artist] Stereolab[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]The Go Betweens[/mp3com-artist], [mp3com-artist]Sonic Youth[/mp3com-artist]

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