los campesinos!, Bombay Bicycle Club, Broken Social Scene
Adam Horne, Cara Lanyon, James Grech, Mietta Sanciolo, Nick McMillan, Quyen Le, Ryan Mason and Josh Hook play rock paper scissors for: Guitars, Glockenspiel, Keys, Synth, Percussion, Recorder, Bass, Banjo, Melodiker, Violin, Ukulele, Drums and Vocals!
Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Architecture In Helsinki
Unearthed artists we like
Brainsworth, spun rivals, 16 Millimetre, Hercules in NY, Priory Dolls, Standing Up Hollywood Style, THE GREASERS, Winter Street, Box Rockets, Jim Lawrie, Founds, Inland Sea, The Paper Kites, Norbert Oliviér, Eden Mulholland, Bear Cat, Cloud Control, Little Red, The Fearless Vampire Killers
The Good China are eight friends who make music together. Of course, there's more to it than that. They've played some of Melbourne's finest and filthiest venues, overheard themselves on a national TV ad campaign for a German car giant, plus Triple J, Triple R and SYN FM's airwaves, and spent one memorable Valentine's Day serenading strangers from atop the Main Stage at St Kilda Festival. They've shivered together in a Northcote recording studio and emerged with a debut EP - 'Old Maps/New Roads' - born from a mutual admiration of Architecture in Helsinki, Los Campesinos! and Broken Social Scene, the guidance of producer Steven Schram, and an unhealthy obsession with mid-90s video gaming. They've gone back for a second helping of studio with their self-produced EP "We Knew That We Had To Leave", dropped late 2012. They've embraced Sydney's monorail, swam in Canberra mall's public fountains, frightened international students in youth hostels in Adelaide, tumbled off stages with red wines in hand in Geelong and found out exactly where Numurkah is. (It's near Shepparton.) And their charming indie pop has made some people clap their hands, and some people sing along, and some people dance and jump and scream at the top of their lungs. But when it really comes down to it - they're eight friends who make music together.