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

2
Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave

3
Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock

4
Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Nu metal, Rock music, Emo

5
The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock, Post-punk revival

6
Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk

7
The Vines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Garage punk, Garage rock

8
Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Pop music, Folk music

9
The Grates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock

10
Gyroscope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

11
Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge

12
Operator Please is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Pop music

13
Radio Birdman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Protopunk, Punk rock

14
The Scientists is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge

15
Regurgitator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Hip hop music, Popular music, Pop music

16
Kim Salmon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge

17
The Cat Empire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Ska, Rock music

18
The Go-Betweens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Jangle pop, New Wave, Indie rock

19
Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

20
Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock

21
Architecture in Helsinki is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Indie rock, Avant-garde music

22
End of Fashion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Power pop

23
Augie March is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Pop rock, Alternative rock, Indie rock

24
The Blackeyed Susans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Indie rock

25
Love of Diagrams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
No wave, Indie rock, Post-punk

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Ryan Griffiths is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Neo-psychedelia, Post-grunge

27
Violent Soho is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Grunge, Post-grunge

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Spod is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Electronic dance music, Heavy metal, Indie rock

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Midnight Juggernauts is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Synthpop, Dance-punk, Electronic music

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Eskimo Joe is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock

31
Mandy Kane is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Pop music, Rock music

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The Triffids is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Folk rock, Alternative rock

33
Powderfinger is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Pop rock, Post-grunge

34
Kisschasy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Pop punk, Rock music, Emo

35
Died Pretty is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

36
Glenn Richards is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Blues-rock, Rock music, Indie rock

37
Little Birdy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Alternative rock, Indie rock

38
Bachelor Girl is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Pop music, Pop rock

39
Blueline Medic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Indie rock

40
Sarah Blasko is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie pop, Anti-folk, Indie rock

41
Bob Evans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Rock music, Folk rock

42
Ghostwriters is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Indie rock

43
Magic Dirt is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Indie rock

44
Josh Pyke is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie, Indie rock

45
The Cruel Sea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie rock, Blues, Funk

46
Steven Bishop is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie rock

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Patrick Matthews is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Grunge, Neo-psychedelia

48
Lime Spiders is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Garage rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock

49
Youth Group is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Rock music, Alternative rock, Indie rock

50
Art of Fighting is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Indie rock