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Australian Indie Rock Bands List

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Updated June 14, 2019 42.2k views 160 items

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
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Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Sick Puppies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Temper Trap is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Vines is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Grates is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Gyroscope is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Genre: Garage punk, Garage rock, Grunge; Nationality: Australia
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Operator Please is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Radio Birdman is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Scientists is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Regurgitator is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Kim Salmon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Genre: Swamp pop, Punk blues, Grunge; Nationality: Australia
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The Cat Empire is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Go-Betweens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Darren Middleton is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Genre: Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock; Nationality: Australia
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Ian Haug is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
Genre: Indie pop, Alternative rock, Indie rock; Nationality: Australia
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Architecture in Helsinki... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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End of Fashion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Augie March is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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The Blackeyed Susans is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List
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Love of Diagrams is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian Indie Rock Bands List