I'm excited to announce that in just one week I will be moving from my home in Toronto to Sydney, Australia to study! While this is a personal endeavor, I'm excited about the opportunity it gives me to bring a new perspective to Vnyl Factory. The indie music scene in Australia is a niche industry with a lot of smaller independent labels who are more likely to sign bands because they simply love making music rather than from the motive of making a profit. I love that and I'm really excited to learn more about it! I will be based out of Sydney and already have a couple shows lined up for when I arrive. Here are three Australian artists I've been listening to:
1. Gang of Youths is a band from Sydney who I've been following for a little over a year now. They've got a post-punk meets The National thing going on, but prefer to describe themselves as "the work of a drunken jackass and co. making the soundtrack to a Frank Capra movie." Check out "Evangelists".
2. Holy Holy is a duo from Brisbane and Melbourne who released their first EP titled The Pacific in early 2014. The vocals are really interesting, shrill but smooth on the ears. They sound similar to Alberta Cross. Check out "House of Cards".
3. Betty Who is fire. I don't even know what else to tell you but a) she's like an old school Katy Perry and b) you're welcome.