The Aussie BBQ 2014 – STREWTH.

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strewth

An Australian, or “Aussie”, exclaimation, similar to the somewhat more popular “Crikey!”
Strewth, that was a hard day, toss me a Fosters mate!

Every year a number of ‘activations’ occur for the company Sounds Australia.

Sounds Australia is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access domestic and international business opportunities.

This Sunday 11th May is the Aussie BBQ London 2014. Some of my favourite Australian bands are playing including (but definitely not limited to…) DUNE RATS, Money for Rope, Jeremy Neale and The John Steel Singers.

The first thing that comes to mind when people think of Australia is how ridiculously far away it is. I speak from first hand experience when I say that bands in Australia also feel the same way. It is a dream to play at festivals like Primavera Sound and  Glastonbury (Stonefield – one of the bands at this years BBQ has done just that) or even smaller festivals like The Great Escape.  That dream often seems impossible, as building a fan base and getting to Europe seems geographically unrealistic.

It is thanks to companies like Sounds Australia that help that dream become reality. The whole process seems extremely natural. The bands are some of the best the country has to offer and the venue has a great reputation in London.

Make sure you get to The Hoxton Bar and Kitchen this weekend for one hell of a Sunday Session. Get there early for a free Sausage Sizzle (a sausage in a piece of bread…) also known as the perfect hangover cure.

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is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access domestic and international business opportunities. – See more at: http://www.soundsaustralia.com.au/#sthash.dBMM1DPV.dpuf
is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access domestic and international business opportunities. – See more at: http://www.soundsaustralia.com.au/#sthash.dBMM1DPV.dpuf

is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access domestic and international business opportunities. – See more at: http://www.soundsaustralia.com.au/#sthash.dBMM1DPV.dpuf
is Australia’s music market development initiative, established to provide a cohesive and strategic platform to assist the Australian music industry access domestic and international business opportunities. – See more at: http://www.soundsaustralia.com.au/#sthash.dBMM1DPV.dpuf

Tyler & —- Infinite Playlist : A beginner’s guide to the musical commonwealth.

Alright Wanka’s…As many of you have noted upon entering our kickin’ crib,  we tend to have a pretty decent selection in tunes. So, instead of cracking out SHAZAM on your mobile telephones the next time you’re over, we’ve decided to make your life much, much easier. As a result, it only seemed logical to compile a setlist of our favourite tunes from our native lands in the commonwealth ( God Save the Queen or something like that).Although this is no simple feat, we’ve also decided to  take it even a step further by finding these artists’ playing their crafty beats  in ‘creative’ places ( Don’t worry, all of this music is extremely relevant, so you can BORROW it for your A&R Blogs).Without further adieu and in the infamous words of Carl Pires, ‘Swag, swag, swag’

Enjoy…

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Australia # 1 : Ball Park Music – It’s Nice to Be Alive // Live in a grocery cart

Canada # 1 Lights – Quiet // Complete with a glory hole… enjoy.


Australia # 2 Dune Rats – Fuck it  // Live from atop a firetruck

Canada # 2 Hey Rosetta! – There’s an Arch  – In the hood.

Australia # 3 Jack Dawson // Being August Rush.

Canada # 3

Dan Mangan – Rows of Houses/ Leaves, Trees Forest //  In a River ?

Australia #4 – Vance Joy – Riptide // On a Tram (also, commonly referred to as a train)

Canada # 4- Michael Bernard Fitzgerald – Suzie ( I love you ) //  Barefoot, with an interpretive Dancer, being hip as F#Ck.


Honourable Mentions:

Lights – In the Dark I See // In a cellar ( I feel as though she needs a new location scout…poor girl).

Vance Joy – Riptide //  Technically, this is just a music video, but it might be the most literal of all time – literally ( Sorry, I dislike puns as much as the next person, but I couldn’t help it).

Thanks for reading