Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Jebediah

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Jebediah

Ness from the Jebs gives us a local rundown

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.

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Written by Ella Stewart

Perth's Jedediah were one of the defining Australian acts bringing indie rock to the masses from the late 90s. Now returning to the fray after a decade-long layoff, OIKS is Jebediah's first release in more than a decade, with a sleek modern update on their trademark fuzzy pop anthems. it. Their return just got even sweeter, with bassist Ness and taking us through some of her favourite local tracks she found on

The Bures Band - The Pilot

01 Bures Band

This is by a local Boorloo (Perth) band. I don't really know that much about them other than I first heard a song of theirs maybe about a year or so ago, and I absolutely loved it. It's got a real kind of 70s vibe, almost like Crosby Stills, Nash and Young, or The Byrds, you know? They just sound like the summer breeze, this band, like driving on the coast with your windows wound down and good times.

Carla Geneve - Jesus Take The Wheel

02 Carla

I think [Carla] started releasing music maybe five or six years ago, I've absolutely loved everything I've heard. I find her voice so emotive and I think she writes really great lyrics and she's also a really great guitarist. If you're not familiar with her work I highly recommend checking out her earlier releases as well, you won't be disappointed.

Peter Bibby - The Arsehole

03 Bibby

It's an absolutely cracking tune. Peter Bibby, he's so bloody great, I love him!

King Ibis - Cooling Embers

04 King Ibis

I've seen these guys and girls quite a few times and I think they're really great. I actually didn't even know they had a new song out, so thanks AMRAP! See, this is why all the Aussies band should get their songs onto King Ibis, really great band, and I think that out of all their really great songs this new one might be my favourite!

Jack Davies and The Bush Chooks - Clothes Peg

05 Jack Davies

Yet another local Boorloo (Perth) act. I'm a big fan of this band, they have such good tunes. This one I've only heard a few times because it's pretty new. It puts me on an air mattress floating about on the river with dappled sunlight coming through the trees. Beautiful! Hope you enjoy.

Jebediah - Motivation

06 Jebediah

Oh, and one last song for you. This is my band with our latest single, Motivation.

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