It's All Psychedelic Down Under

As a music fan, it’s a great time to be alive. Whatever genre of music is your bag, there’s a group of people out there making it, appreciating it, reinventing it or appropriating it and better yet, it’s all at your fingertips.

At the moment if you’re a psych rock fan then Australia is your Mecca. Once upon a time Australia was known for Vegemite, kangaroos, backwards flushing toilets being unknowingly far away. Now, the land down under is known to many as the home of Tame Impala, Courtney Barnett, King Gizzard and Babe Rainbow

One Article I read that explaining the Australian rock music scene as ‘psych’ heavy is a bit of a cop out. What Australia has at the moment is a rock scene based in creativity and exploration. It’s far too simplistic to pigeon hole every rock band that uses guitars and synthesisers to make non-traditional sounding rock music as ‘psychedelic’. All the artists coming up from down under are so vastly different from each other that to label them under the same genre is absurd.

However, whether you want to call it psych rock, psych pop, shoegaze, roogaze, stoner rock, synth rock or even polka we can be thankful that these music mafias have given rise to a scene that’s developed in Australia and will hopefully see many more emerging bands take to the international stage. Bands like The Babe Rainbow, Parading, Orb, Fierce Mild and Lowtide are definitely worth listening to.

  • 4:04pm Chameleon Paint by Tropical Fuck Storm on A Laughing Death in Meatspace (Joyful Noise Recordings )
  • 4:06pm Far From Fine by The Murlocs on Old Locomotive (Flightless)
  • 4:13pm Work This Time by King Gizzard and The Lizard Wizards on Oddments (Flightless Records)
  • 4:14pm Paradise by Tropical Fuck Storm on Braindrops (Flightless)
  • 4:14pm Give Me Honey by Dope Lemon on Smooth Big Cat (BMG Australia)
  • 4:26pm Surf's Up by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on High Visceral Part 1 (Psychedelic Porn Crumpets)
  • 4:34pm Cornflake by Psychedelic Porn Crumpets on High Visceral (Psychedelic Porn Crumpets)
  • 4:35pm Open Water by King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard on Flying Microtonal Banana (Flightless)
  • 4:35pm Giant Tortoise by Pond on Hobo Rocket (Modular Recordings)
  • 4:58pm Secret Enchanted Broccoli Forrest by Babe Rainbow on Babe Rainbow (Sony)
  • 5:02pm Something New by Babe Rainbow on Today (Flightless)
  • 5:02pm Floating By by Washed Out on Mister Mello (Stones Throw)
  • 5:03pm Spun Gun by The Murlocs on Manic Candid Episode (Flightless)
  • 5:04pm Neighborhood by Moses Gunn Collective on Mercy Mountain (Moses Gunn Collective)
  • 5:05pm Nakamarra by Hiatus Kaiyote on Tawk Tomahawk (Pineapple Spaceship PTY LLC)
  • 5:15pm I dreamt I saw you in a dream by Sunbeam Sound Machine on Sunbeam Sound Machine (Dot Dash)
  • 5:19pm Mind You by Sunbeam Sound Machine on Goodness Gracious (Dot Dash)
  • 5:20pm Living and Dying by GUM on Delorean Highway (Spinning Top)
  • 5:25pm Mother's and Daughters by Beaches on Second Of Spring (IDK)
  • 5:41pm Everybody Here Hates You (Single) by Courtney Barnett on Everybody Here Hates You (Mom + Pop)
  • 5:42pm Outside World by Scott & Charlene's Wedding on When in Rome, Carpe Diem (Bedroom Suck)
  • 5:43pm Pipe-Space by Pipe Eye on Cosmic Blip (Flightless)
  • 5:44pm All That by Pipe-Eye on Cosmic Blip (Flightless)
  • 5:47pm Seaweed by Hockey Dad on Dreaming (Farmer and the Owl)
  • 5:48pm Solitude is Bliss by Tame Impala on Inner Speaker (Modular)
  • 5:56pm Infinity by Skegss on My Own Mess (Skegss)
  • 5:59pm BLUE-MEAN-EYES - by Jarrad Wright by CI2 soundtrack on The Big Lez Show (DK)
  • 6:01pm I Touch Myself - triple j Like A Version by Lime Cordiale on EP (Chugg Music)
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