Australia Rocks (II) – Seven More from Down Under

For some reason I’ve always been partial to music from Australia. Maybe it’s a result of my late 70s adolescent crush on Olivia Newton-John (I saw Grease at least 8 times that summer), or the fact that (I’m) Stranded by The Saints is one of my favourite songs of all time.

Recently we featured a pair of Melbourne acts –  DIY punker Brat Farrar (read it HERE) and post-punk trio The Sunday Reeds (read it HERE). Sam (from Brat) was more than willing to give a shout out to a number of bands currently active in the scene down there. Since I love Brat Farrar, I thought I’d check out a few of the names on his list and a few others that have caught my attention.


Kids of Zoo – Hard driving noise rock from Melbourne. Kindred spirits of Drive Like Jehu or Hot Snakes

Kids of Zoo – Facebook


Motel Love – Classic rooted (sorry had to) candy coated power pop from Melbourne.

Motel Love – Facebook

Dune Rats – Ear worm inducing garage bong rock from Brisbane. Listen at your own risk.

Dune Rats – Facebook

Midnight Woolf – Tip top garage-surf-rockabilly from Melbourne.

Midnight Woolf – Facebook

River of Snakes – Grinding, heavy, scuzzy Fugazi-like punk and roll also from Melbourne.

River of Snakes – Facebook

Leeches! – Vicious 80s stained hardcore from Perth – think Cro-Mags or Guns Up!

Leeches! – Facebook

Seedy Jeezus – Thundering heavy psychedelic stoner rock trio from Melbourne. Kick out the jams!

Seedy Jeezus – Facebook

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Domestic now, but spent early to late 80s playing drums in a hair metal band in Toronto. Since then I've lost the hair and have found new ways to scratch the rock and roll itch.

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