Written and compiled by Josh Sudman
Original artwork by Amelia Edwards
Australia: besides being the native land of kangaroos and didgeridoos, the Land Down Under is packed with music scenes, ranging from post-punk garage rock to traditional acoustic folk to electronica. The sounds of each scene take influence from one another (as well as a variety of genres arriving on Australia's shores), yet each manages to produce a distinct voice within the greater music community. Sometimes lulling and dreamy, sometimes quick and blunt, check out how these Aussies do it!