Openair Gampel is one of Switzerland’s major music festivals with 85’000 attendees per year. This years edition had a pleasant line-up with Biffy Clyro, Frank Turner And The Sleeping Souls, Flogging Molly, AWOLNATION, The Gaslight Anthem, The Editors, Deap Vally, Frightened Rabbit and Tenacious D amongst the most preferable bands to see.
As you may know, there’s a continent somewhere on the other side of the world. Mainly consisting of Australia and New Zealand. Since some years those two countries became something like an aim for me. Because I aim to make huge journeys all around the world, but especially Down Under.
My obsession tends to result in a state where I consider almost everything from New Zealand and Australia as extremely cool.
However, I had to create a playlist with my favourite music from Down Under. There was no chance to avoid this playlist, as I explained before, there’s my enormous addiction to Oceania and on the other hand I’m a music enthusiast.
I chose 25 songs to feature this playlist by the following 15 artists:
Empire Of The Sun (AUS) – The Australian equivalent to MGMT. Brilliant.
Gypsy & The Cat (AUS) – Similar to Empire Of The Sun, but more electronic.
San Cisco (AUS) – Ingenious lo-fi indie-pop group.
Tame Impala (AUS) – Probably the number one psychedelic band in the world at the moment.
Architecture In Helsinki (AUS) – Pretty good indie-pop.
The Jezabels (AUS) – see above
The Rubens (AUS) – Nothing new, but good.
The Temper Trap (AUS) – Two Door Cinema Club – Australian edition.
Boy & Bear (AUS) – Mumford & Sons from Down Under.
The Cat Empire (AUS) – Amazing band. Cat Empire is as indie as indie can be. Just an unbelievable
group, realting to tunes, lyrics and lifestyle. Even awesome is understated.
The Naked And Famous (NZL) – Pretty much electro.
Willy Moon (NZL) – Great artist who mixes 50’s rock with something electronic.
Unknown Mortal Orchestra (NZL) – Psychedelic, but not too much.
Opossom (NZL) – Simply nice music.
Clap Clap Riot (NZL) – And I even found indie-rock in New Zealand.
I’m really keen on playlists. For me it’s fun to create collections which cover a range of music that fits together. Typically, I develop playlist for different moods or situations. Most notably a “good mood” or a “summer” playlist. And I’ll use the word playlist in this post a bit too much.
I thought about arranging the ultimate smooth playlist. A playlist which should match to every situation as the perfect background music. A playlist filled with the most outstanding gentle, calm and smooth songs ever made. But in the end I just thought about that.
The playlist I formed isn’t given as an ultimatum at all. Due to – at least – two reasons. First, my smooth playlist just contains music out of my iTunes library, therefore the range is narrowed to the records I own personally and the ones I imported from somewhere else. And secondly, why should I be able to build up an ultimate playlist? I’m sure I don’t have the world’s best taste in music.
Anyway, here’s my playlist: Read More