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27 Alternative Aussie Bands You Need To Listen To

That's if they aren't already on there.

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3. The Getaway Plan

Youtube: UNFD

After a quick rise to national fame, a break-up and a reformation, The Getaway Plan are releasing their third album Dark Horses in July.

Must-listen track: Listen to their brand new track "Landscapes" here.


7. Tonight Alive

Youtube: TonightAliveVEVO

With sassy Jenna McDougall on the lead vocals, Tonight Alive is creating huge buzz nationally and internationally and rightfully so: they are a pop-punk dream.

Must-listen track: "Lonely Girl"


9. The Griswolds

Youtube: thegriswoldsVEVO

Currently touring the US with Walk The Moon, there's one word to describe The Griswolds boast tracks that will be stuck in your head for days. And that's a good thing.

Must-listen track: "Beware The Dog"

10. San Cisco

Facebook: sanciscomusic

Having been nominated for several ARIAS, Triple J sweethearts San Cisco are no strangers to the Australian touring circuit - and are now making a strong name for themselves overseas too.

Must-listen track: "RUN"


13. Glass Towers

Youtube: glasstowersband

Having toured with The Kooks as well as touring the UK and Japan, Glass Towers are on the up and up. They've been touted as Rolling Stone's "Band to watch" after all.

Must-listen track: "Halcyon"

14. The Jezabels

Youtube: The Jezabels

If you're an Aussie who doesn't know about The Jezabels, you may have been hiding under a rock. They've played basically every festival in Australia and have even been referenced on Home and Away. You know you've made it then.

Must-listen track: "Mace Spray"


18. The Amity Affliction

Youtube: The Amity Affliction

For fans of something heavier, The Amity Affliction are the favourites of the hardcore scene. With four stellar albums and many national tours under their belt, the band is only getting bigger and better.

Must-listen track: "Pittsburgh"


21. Pepa Knight

Youtube: Pepa Knight

Co-frontman of Jinja Safari, Pepa Knight, has been making quite the name for himself on his solo venture. With a soothing, indie vibe this eccentric frontman knows how to make a killer song.

Must-listen track: "Rahh!"