Big Indie Sounds From Australia-Mansionair-Speak Easy

Do you ever want to get the heck out of dodge? You know go, go, go until your gas runs out or your money disappears?


Well, I totally get the wish to move, and travel, and learn, all the time. My cheapy way to deal with it is to think about and listen to music half way across the world. It doesn’t cost me a dime and I can pretend that I am in a new place, close my eyes, and dig the sound that happens to surround me.

I have been getting some seriously good tunes and vibes from Australia. Well, we all know Lorde and of course, Tame Impala rules the roost, but what about those other bands in the country the size of almost the entire USA

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There are some crazy good tunes from the other side of the earth, Australia. I’ve been really listening to the choices lately, and I will break down my favorites, one track at a time for you! Travel the earth with me and let’s head to the land down under to give their bands a listen.

Mansionair-“Speak Easy”

I have blogged about them before (click here) and find their sound to be one of my favorites. Their new EP, Pick Me Up, that releases on October 2, is exciting for me, because I hear so much growth and definition in this song since their last project. When I listen to the song, “Speak Easy”, I am transported to a space that is filled with incredibly soothing, distinctive, memorable vocals, and music that speaks to my heart.


It’s funny to me that just about a year ago there was very little information about the band and fortunately they are a little more savvy and have distributed some more information to help others get to know them better. Well, in my frantic search for more, I found this great interview. Everything you ever wanted to know, and then some! Lucy vs The Globe

When you read that interview, don’t you feel as if you know Lachlan and Alex, of Mansionair,  just a little bit better? Not sure where the amazing vocalist, Jack was, because he has the pipes that hold this group together. With a huge tour in the states (wait…what??? No Atlanta????) supporting Chvrches from September 30th until November 5th,  I think you should totally check them out (tour dates here).

How cool is it to pretend to be in Australia, while simply hanging out in our own backyard. Stay tuned while we stay in Aussie land for awhile.


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