Australian Music Australian Indie Rock Bands List

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List of Australian indie rock bands, listed by popularity with photos when available. This list includes more than just bands, as indie rock 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 rock 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 rock band is missing from the list, then feel free to add it at the bottom so it's included with these other great acts.

List below includes Tame Impala, Crowded House and more bands.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular indie rock bands from Australia?" and "Which indie rock bands started in Australia?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Tame Impala is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Space rock, Neo-psychedelia, Dream pop
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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
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Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock
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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo
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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival
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Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk
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The Vines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock
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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Pop music, Folk music
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The Grates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Gyroscope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo
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Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge
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Operator Please is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Pop music
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Radio Birdman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Protopunk, Punk rock
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The Scientists is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge
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Regurgitator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music
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Kim Salmon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge
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The Cat Empire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Ska, Rock music
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The Go-Betweens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Jangle pop, New Wave, Indie rock
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Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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Architecture in Helsinki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Indie rock, Avant-garde music
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End of Fashion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop
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Augie March is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock
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The Blackeyed Susans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Indie rock
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Love of Diagrams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
No wave, Indie rock, Post-punk