Playlists

You can find SOUNDS AUSTRALIA on multiple digital streaming platforms, bringing you music from Australian artists exporting internationally. Follow SOUNDS AUSTRALIA and subscribe to our playlists on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA SELECTS is a playlist updated every month, featuring new music from artists who have previously showcased under the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA banner.

I PICKED THIS gives an Australian a chance to show off their musical taste by hand-picking a playlist of their favourite tracks. This month it’s BIGSOUND programmer Maggie Collins.

Want to hear which Australian acts are showcasing their music at festivals and conferences internationally? We’re making a playlist for each event we work at. You can discover them below.

What does BIGSOUND programmer Maggie Collins listen to when she’s not curating a festival? Find out with this month’s I Picked This playlist on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Hallo! If you want to hear the Australians playing at Reeperbahn in Hamburg, Germany in September then this is the playlist for you. Hear it on Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

Check out the Australians bringing their Americana sounds to Nashville in September. Find it on Apple Music, Deezer, Pandora, Spotify and YouTube.

SOUNDS AUSTRALIA SELECTS is a playlist updated every month, featuring new music from artists who have previously showcased under the SOUNDS AUSTRALIA banner. Check it out on Apple Music, Deezer, PandoraSpotify and YouTube.

Hola! Have a listen to the Australians playing at Primavera in Barcelona this year on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Genevieve Lacey from the Australian Music Centre has curated a playlist of contemporary Australian classical and art music to celebrate Classical:NEXT 2018 in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Check it out on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Check out the Australian acts heading to Brighton, England in May for The Great Escape Festival. Listen to the playlist on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

THE AUSSIE BBQ London is the largest showcase of Australian artists in the UK It’s on Sunday May 20 at Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen. Hear who’s playing at Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

To celebrate jazzahead! in Bremen in April, award-winning composer & pianist Stu Hunter has selected some of Australia’s most exciting jazz artists. Find it on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

Hear all the Australian artists who’ll be making noise in Austin, Texas at one of the world’s largest festivals in March. Take a listen on AmazonApple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

A playlist of the Aussie artists strumming their way into Kansas City in February 2018 for Folk Alliance International. Find it on Apple Music, Deezer, Spotify and YouTube.

BUSBY MAROU

The award-winning duo from Rockhampton, Busby Marou, have picked some of their favourite songs for this month’s I Picked This playlist.

Bruce Springsteen – The River
Deer Tick – Ashamed
DMA’s – Delete
Dr. Dog – Lonesome
Georgia Fair – Times Fly
M. Ward – Chinese Translation
Middle Kids – Never Start
My Morning Jacket – The Bear
Pernice Brothers – The Weakest Shade Of Blue
Phosphorescent – Song For Zula
Sam Outlaw – Love Her For A While
Tom Petty – Wildflowers
Tia Gostelow – Strangers (ft. LANKS)
Dean Lewis – Be Alright
Silky Fuzz – Space
Ben Lee – Gamble Everything For Love
The Teskey Brothers – Pain and Misery
Delta Spirit – Bushwick Blues
Amy Shark – I Said Hi
Urthboy – The Arrow (ft. Timberwolf)
Natt Dunn – Trigger
Good Oak – Provider
Suicide Swans – Yearling
Halfway – The Old House
Sarah Blasko – Flame Trees
You Am I – Heavy Heart
Augie March – Pennywhistle
Beck – Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
First Aid Kit – Emmylou
Iron & Wine – Miss Bottom Of The Hill
Jamie McDell – A Liar Loves A Liar
Minor Premiers – Memphis
The War On Drugs – Holding On
Kasey Chambers – Ain’t No Little Girl
Brad Butcher – I’m On Fire
Pandemic – Space Case

BRETT COTTLE

After 28 years, Brett Cottle stepped down as the CEO of APRA AMCOS at the end of June. As a parting gift, he made a playlist of some of his favourite music.

Elliott Smith – Colorbars
Real Estate – Stained Glass
Joni Mitchell – Don’t Interrupt The Sorrow
The Velvet Underground & Nico – I’ll Be Your Mirror
Lou Reed – Street Hassle
The Easybeats – Land Of Make Believe
Paul Kelly & The Coloured Girls – Leaps & Bounds
The Go-Betweens – Right Here
Pulp – Babies
Beth Orton – Think About Tomorrow
Grant McLennan – Haven’t I Been A Fool
Lambchop – Up With People
The Cure – Inbetween Days
Lloyd Cole & The Commotions – Rattlesnakes
The Decemberists – Calamity Song
Crowded House – Catherine Wheels
Teenage Fanclub – The World’ll Be OK
The Young Sinclairs – You’re Tired
Hunters & Collectors – When The River Runs Dry
Tina Arena – Sorrento Moon (I Remeber)
Bob Dylan – She Belongs To Me
Sufjan Stevens – Decatur, or, Round of Applause for Your Step-Mother!
Wilco – Handshake Drugs
New Order – Ceremony
Elliott Smith – Baby Britain
Aimee Mann – Wise Up
Ainslie Wills – Lemon Japan
The Waterboys – Universal Hall
Dionne Warwick – Walk On By
Iris DeMent – Our Town
Van Morrison – Astral Weeks
John Martyn – Just Now

CUB SPORT

Cub Sport, winners of this year’s inaugural ARIA Emerging Arts Scholarship, have picked some of their favourite songs, from Mariah Carey to Middle Kids.

 

Cub Sport – Jellybean’s Graduation Song
Saskwatch – Then There’s You
Sinead O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
Mallrat – Better
Brockhampton – Bleach
Ella Thompson – Arcade
Tobias Jesso Jr – Without You
Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever – French Press
Cocteau Twins – Cherry-coloured Funk
Talking Heads – This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)
Major Leagues – Good Love
Middle Kids – On My Knees
The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize??
Cloud Control – Zone (This Is How It Feels)
Pool Shop – Can You Dream
The Beatles – Here, There And Everywhere
Mariah Carey – #Beautiful (ft. Miguel)
Starchild & The New Romantic – Hangin On
Tracy Chapman – Fast Car
Machines Always Win – Nocturne
Leonard Cohen – Chelsea Hotel #2
Frank Ocean – Chanel
M.T. Hadley – Janet
SZA – Prom
Cub Sport – Chasin’
Mariah Carey – We Belong Together
Hatchie – Sleep
Kali Uchis – Tomorrow
Perfume Genius – Queen
Ariana Grande – No Tears Left To Cry

THE BACKBENCHERS

Chosen by a number of Federal backbencher MPs, the playlist celebrated the annual Parliamentary Friends Of Australian Music (#PFOAM) event at Parliament House in Canberra

Nicolle Flint
Member for Boothby

Cold Chisel – Bow River
INXS – Mystify
The Waifs – Three Down
Jen Cloher – Forgot Myself

Lucy Wicks MP
Member for Robertson

Icehouse – Great Southern Land
Fletcher Pilon – Infinite Child
Sheppard – Geronimo
Sia – Alive

Trevor Evans MP
Member for Brisbane

Powderfinger – My Happiness
Regurgitator – ! (The Song Formerly Known As)
Pete Murray – So Beautiful
Crowded House – Weather With You

Stephen Jones MP
Member for Whitlam

Cold Chisel – Flame Trees
The Living End – Prisoner of Society
Sunnyboys – Happy Man
Powderfinger – These Days

Susan Lamb MP
Member for Longman

Tash Sultana – Jungle
Missy Higgins – Scar
Hunters and Collectors – Holy Grail

Anne Aly MP
Member For Cowan

Hilltop Hoods – The Nosebleed Section
Yothu Yindi – Treaty
Stevie Wright – Evie (Part One)
Bernard Fanning – Wish You Well

George Christensen MP
Member for Dawson

Graeme Connors – A Little Further North Each Year
Ganggajang – Sounds Of Then (This Is Australia)
Hoodoo Gurus – Like Wow – Wipeout!
Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock

Kevin Hogan MP
Member for Page

The Angels – No Secrets
Midnight Oil – King of the Mountain
Sunnyboys – Alone With you
Hoodoo Gurus – What’s My Scene

Adam Bandt MP
Member for Melbourne

Teeth & Tongue – Turn, Turn, Turn
Camp Cope – Jet Fuel Can’t Melt Steel Beams
The Go-Betweens – Cattle And Cane
Underground Lovers – Starsigns

STELLA DONNELLY

The inaugural I Picked This. Stella Donnelly had won Round 1 of the Levi’s Music Prize and was readying herself for SXSW 2018.

 

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