Mix # 25, Tracks 19 & 20
Theme: Australia and New Zealand
19). Inner City Pressure — Flight of the Conchords
THE CITY IS EXPAAHHHNDING.
20). In The Cloud — Sunrise Beach
Sunrise Beach are among a host of new Australian bands writing music that’s less attached to an idea of region or locality, music with expanded international horizons. Essentially, Sunrise Beach make classic rock, but filtered through the post-millennial concept of freedom from genre. This new wave of Australian music is exciting evidence that “Down Under” no longer has to play little brother to the UK and USA, at the very least in our expectations of ourselves and the music we produce. In The Cloud is a great example of this kind of expansive music, with elements that are familiar (driving rock beat, insistent guitar), but at the same time not limited a specific sound - producing a freedom for the song by itself to just be a great rock song. (Disclaimer - I play in Sunrise Beach).