Over the last few years there has been quite an English folk revolution. And I think its now happening in Australia. I have written about a few artists recently including Sarah Blasko, The Middle East and Boy and Bear who are all Australian based. I have been looking today and there are so so many more wonderful bands all coming out of Australia. All the bands are quite unique but like the London folk scene also have a lot in common. They all seem to have a very dreamy quality to them, a little like Bon Iver and also a Fanfarlo feel as a lot of them have lots of different instruments. I really really like all of it I find so I am now going to share some with you.
Boy & Bear– Fleet Foxes harmonies and Arcade Fire chorus’
Lisa Mitchell– dreamy acoustic pop by the voice of an angel
Sarah Blasko– beautiful melodies with very pretty voice
Georgia Fair– summery guitar filled pure pop
Lion Island– traditional folk inspired with every instrument ever
Young Werther– glimpses of Fionn Regan but remains quite unique
Little Scout– Beach House with a more summery feel
Dead Letter Chorus– just lovely! sweet voice with a good indie feel
Laura Jean– beautiful like Blue Roses
Sherlocks Daughter– unique, alternative and wonderful
Cascardeer– guitar melodies and harmonies that would melt butter
I know there is a lot of bands on here but you really should check them all out if you can as they are all wonderful!