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Australian Indie Pop Bands List

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List of Australian indie pop bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie pop solo artists from Australia are included as well. It's always interesting to see where famous bands got their starts, so use this list to discover some great Australian music that you've never heard before. The indie pop bands and artists below have played their music all over the world, but they all were formed in Australia. If you think the best Australian indie pop band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

This list below has everything from Empire of the Sun to Bernard Fanning.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular indie pop bands from Australia?" and "Which indie pop bands started in Australia?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
2
Bernard Fanning is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Rock music, Folk music
3
Operator Please is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Pop music
4
Tammin Sursok is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Ballad
5
Eurogliders is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave
6
Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
7
Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
8
Architecture in Helsinki is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Indie rock, Avant-garde music
9
The Riptides is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
The Riptides Indie pop, Power pop
10
Ben Lee is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop
11
Frente! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Pop music, Folk music
12
Sarah Blasko is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Indie rock
13
Van She is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, Shoegazing
14
Holly Throsby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Folk music, Folk rock
15
The Reels is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Rock music
16
New Buffalo is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop
17
The Hampdens is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop
18
Tim Steward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Indie rock
19
The Paradise Motel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Rock music, Orchestra
20
Sleepy Township is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop
21
The Lucksmiths is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Jangle pop, Indie pop, Indie rock
22
Howling Bells is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Rock music, Folk rock
23
Big Scary is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Garage rock
24
Tim Freedman is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Pop music, Ska
25
The Holidays is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian Indie Pop Bands List
Indie pop, Pop rock, Soul music