Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Nat Vazer

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Nat Vazer

The Melbourne singer-songwriter talks in awe about some great new Australian music

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 Joshua Kreusler

Nat Vazer is a storyteller who weaves intricate songs with dream pop, folk and indie rock influences. Having recieved both Australian Music Prize and Music Victoria Awards nominations for her debut album Is This Offensive And Loud?, her latest LP Strange Addiction was released in early October after touring the US, including performing at SXSW in Texas. Nat takes on Australian Music Is Bloody Great to share some of her Australian picks.

Folk Bitch Trio - Analogue

01 FBT

I think this is a total gem. It features haunting, reverb-drenched howling guitars throughout, along with some really cool harmonies that carry a bittersweet, twisting, and yearning melody. The chords and the bass line give off a 90s radio vibe.

AM Reruns - Big Talk

02 BT

AM Reruns released this song as a 7" single not too long ago. I saw them play at the new Bergy Seltzer band room in Brunswick earlier this year. It was an excellent show. I witnessed the frontman Andy Campbell burst into the very fiery guitar goodness on this pumping track.

Maple Glider - Dinah

03 Maple

This is a really stunning track. I think I read somewhere that is based around this biblical tale. It's a pretty loaded song that speaks to the double standards around Christianity, which I imagine would have been pretty hard to write about.

Good Morning - Dog Years

04 GM

I saw Good Morning play a couple of years ago at the Thornbury theatre and they seem to have been really busy since then. Good Morning are currently supporting Frankie Cosmos in the US. They have also recently released a double single. This song reminds me of something like early Alex G meets Dr. Dog or Whitney, or something.

The Maggie Pills - Hope Is A Risk

05 TMP

I saw the Maggie Pills live quite recently. Delfi Sorondo is a total star of a front-woman and very fun to watch onstage because she is totally unhinged when she is in the moment. The Maggie Pills is the freshest six-piece - part punk, part rock and roll but also a little bit gothic at the same time.

Billy Cart - Ryan

06 BC

This is a song about almost accidentally drowning your brother while trying to save yourself from drowning. I love the organic production on this track and the way the tonality of the song twists and turns. The band recorded this at Love Shack studios which is a cool little studio in the western suburbs in Victoria.

Nat Vazer - Rumours

00 Nat

This is a sort of portrait of recurring trauma - a creature born of childhood innocence and has this funny way of remanifesting in life in different ways. In my head it is set in the dark and seedy backstreets of Hollywood, like something out of a David Lynch or (Quentin) Tarantino film where nothing is what it seems. There's this second landscape that moves beneath the nice facades and beautiful people. I produced and recorded this song in a house I was staying at just a few days before it was fully demolished.

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