Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Tia Gostelow

Australian Music Is Bloody Great: Tia Gostelow

The Queensland singer-songwriter shares some current Australian music faves

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

Growing up regionally in Mackay, Queensland, Tia Gostelow's musical journey began when she became the first ever winner of the Indigenous Initiative at Unearthed High. Her debut album, Thick Skin, was nominated for Album of the Year at 2019's National Indigenous Music Awards and went on to make her the youngest ever winner of Album Of The Year at the Queensland Music Awards. Tia's third album of slick rootsy pop, Head Noise, is just out.

Shannen James - Something In The Water

01 Shannen

I've been a really big fan of Shannen for years and I feel like she has found this really beautiful pocket between pop and country in the music that she has been writing and putting out. Listening to Something In The Water reminds me of being on a road trip and screaming my lungs out. I can't help but sing along to this song when it comes on.

Mt. Nadir - I Still Care

02 Mt Nadir

I really love and adore [Mt. Nadir], they are really dear friends of mine. They have only really become a band in the past year and recently released their EP, Growing Pain. I think this is one of my favorite songs off of it. Frankie has such a distinct voice that I think drags you in as soon as you hear it. I'm really excited to see where Mt. Nadir go. I hope that you love them as much as I do.

Sahara Beck - Thinking Twice

03 Sahara Beck

Sahara is an incredible vocalist and incredible writer. I get so excited whenever I hear that there is new music coming from her. This song definitely did not disappoint. It really showcases how amazing she is and how amazing her writing and singing is.

Clea - I Wanna Be Alive

04 Clea

I've been a really big fan of Clea since I was about 17. It has been really nice to watch her grow as an artist. She just released a new album called Idol White, which is a masterpiece. I Wanna Be Alive is one of my favourites because the chorus is so beautiful. I think she has a real knack for writing incredible melodies. Not only is her music incredible, I'm also a fan of her whole visual style.

Royel Otis - Kool Aid

05 Royel

I only really discovered Royel Otis recently and I fell in love with everything they do. Kool Aid is a standout for me, I think the chorus really grooves along. The way that it moves is something I'm a really big fan of. I saw them playing at Splendor this year and fell more in love with their music. If you haven't heard them before I hope you adore their music as much as I do.

Tia Gostelow - I'm Getting Bored Of This

06 Tia

This is my latest single.

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