Australian Music Is Bloody Great: SnarskiCircusLindyBand

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: SnarskiCircusLindyBand

Rob Snarski talks us through some of his favourite Australian musicians on Australian Music Is Bloody Great

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

SnarskiCircusLindyBand is an Australian supergroup consisting of Rob Snarski (The Blackeyed Susans), Lindy Morrison (The Go-Betweens), Graham Lee (The Triffids, The Blackeyed Susans), Shane O'Mara (Rebecca's Empire, Chris Wilson) and Dan Kelly (Dan Kelly & The Alpha Males, Paul Kelly). Their debut mini-LP, Someone Said That Someone Said, came out in May and they're about to tour across Australia. To celebrate, Rob Snarski talks us through some of his favourite Australian musicians on Australian Music Is Bloody Great.

Laura Jean - Teenager Again


Currently I'm loving the new Laura Jean album, Amateurs. There are a variety of feels on this album and the strings are really exquisite, arranged by Erkki Veltheim. It seems to be in everyone's top ten at the moment and that is understandable. I could play quite a few songs from this record, I love Pauly and Market On The Sand, but I will go with this hit. I was lucky enough to see Laura Jean's film at the Thornbury Picture House recently and she spoke about her mother quite a lot in the film and whilst on stage. In this song she talks about her mum sending her to a psychic and learning reiki as method to cope with her own feelings.

The Apartments - What's Beauty to Do?


The Apartments are one of my all-time favourite Australian bands. They have a stronger following in Europe than they have in Australia. The melancholic beauty in Peter Milton Walsh's writing and arranging are unsurpassed. This song is from their last album, In And Out Of The Light, it is about as up-tempo and rocking as they get. That was your special gift; to take something good and make a mess of it.

Jen Cloher - Harakeke


Jen Cloher has a new album out titled I Am The River, The River Is Me in which she sings in both English and Māori. Some songs deal with her recent breakup, which we all know can be crushing at times, this is no different. The opening track ends with the lines "If you won't let me be the love of your life, then I will be the loss of your life." I thought I would play the following track which isn't quite as brutal.

Julia Jacklin - Body


It must be said that Julia Jacklin has a stunning voice. It is easily recognizable and evidently influential, I keep hearing other singers sounding a lot like her. She ultimately has a voice that anyone could fall for, so effortless. She sings so softly and can be so dreamy. Body is a really confronting narrative that deals with the nightmare of a guy, a breakup and the potential of blackmail.

Good Morning - Country


I'm not sure how I came across Melbourne band Good Morning. It was probably through a friend recommending them as a support. I realised they were a far, far bigger band than any I had ever played in. He played me this particular song, Country. I wrote to Liam after hearing it, asking if he was available to sing on my last record. He's got such a great voice. Anyway, I think they have since relocated overseas and are surviving off streaming royalties. Living the dream, as they say.

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