Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Collarbones

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Collarbones

Having just called it a day, Collarbones offer us some of their Australian music standouts

Where do you hear great new Australian music these days? Community radio is one crucial outlet and Amrap – the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project - offers Australian musicians a pathway to airplay from the hundreds of community stations to a weekly listenership of nearly 6,000,000 people. Go to to get your music to thousands of presenters using the site each month to find new Australian music. If you haven’t got your music on Amrap, what are you waiting for? Community radio uses Amrap to source Australian music for airplay. You can discover all the great Australian music championed by community radio on the Community Radio Plus App, featuring the diverse range of community radio stations nationwide in one handy spot!

Amrap’s national radio show Australian Music Is Bloody Great features Australian artists presenting their favourite recent Australian music. Australian Music Is Bloody Great’s previous hosts range from Dune Rats to Sampa The Great to Phil Jameison.

We’re proud to team up with Amrap to bring you Australian Music Is Bloody Great as a Pilerats feature!

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Written by Joshua Kreusler

Having initially met on an online post-rock message board 15 years ago, Sydney / Adelaide DIY synth-pop duo Collarbones quickly built a devoted fan base, earning ARIA and FBi SMAC Award nominations along the way. Now calling time, their final album, Filth, came out recently and there's a forthcoming farewell tour. The pair's Marcus Whale shares some of his local inspirations on Australian Music Is Bloody Great.

Makeda - Tht


This is a real rarity. I hadn't heard it before I found it on the Amrap website and it is a really gorgeous tune. Makeda is known for making very ambiguous, strange and quite playful music. [Makeda is] out of Meanjin but also lived in Naarm, [and] she is currently based in Sydney.

Lupa J - Comfort In Numbers


I love this Lupa J album. It is called Swallow Me Whole, it was their debut album from 2019. It is very aggressive at certain times but also super beautiful. It is combination of things that I like.

Scattered Order - Third Rail
scattered order

Scattered Order are a legendary act associated with the M Squared label. In the post-era, late 70s/early 80s, they put out a lot of music, then reemerged in the 2000s and have been very profilic since then. They are real legends of experimental and exploratory music in Sydney. This is off an album called Where Is The Windy Gun, which came out last year and is available on vinyl.

Ryan Fennis & Voidhood - Tapped

ryan fennis

These are two very good friends who seem intent on ripping the fabric of musical reality with this song, but also with the video clips that they make for their music. Head online and see if you can find what they have been doing. It is all about stretching and being elastic and kind of freaky.

Collarbones - Edging


This is Collarbones' latest single.

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