Tag Archives: Australia

City of Angels by The Distillers

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Live concert video.

The Distillers, an LA punk band, belt out a Hole-like tune to an appreciative crowd. This is off their second album, Sing Sing Death House.

This band split up in 2003, but have released 3 albums and 1EP before doing so. With the occasional great song, I felt that the band’s music could never match the potential of Brody Dale‘s brilliant voice. She’s since gone on to form Spinnerette (a little less punk, and more alt/pop rock), but I think they’re still missing the mark.

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Heathen Child by Grinderman

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From dull, boring, clichéd videos, to fan made videos, to no videos at all. I now present to you, the greatest video ever made.

Grinderman lay down a thick slab of grungy rock music. The sound effects are a bit distracting in the video, but this is one kick-ass song. It’s off of their 2nd album aptly titled, Grinderman 2.

Fronted by Nick Cave, this British band is made up of former members of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. They’ve only released 2 albums so far, and both have a much harder sound to their former band. I can just imagine all of their music appearing on the soundtrack of Jason Statham‘s next action movie.

Soldier On by The Temper Trap

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A live studio video.

This is a great live rendition of Soldier On by The Temper Trap from their debut album Conditions. Two acoustic guitars and a soulful sometimes falsetto voice make this a great performance. It’s too bad the audio isn’t that great.

This Aussie band has had a bit of success in the indie scene. Their unique use of vocals, dance beats and atmospheric sound set them apart from other indie acts. They’ve won a few awards in their native country, but have barely scratched the surface across the Pacific. Soldier on boys.