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Australian New Wave Bands List

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

The list you're viewing is made up of many different bands, including Michael Hutchence and INXS.

If you want to answer the questions, "Who are popular new wave bands from Australia?" and "Which new wave bands started in Australia?" then this list will answer your questions.
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Michael Hutchence is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Alternative rock
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INXS is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance-rock
3
Icehouse is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Pop music
4
Men at Work is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
5
Crowded House is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Pop rock
6
Empire of the Sun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, Synthpop, New Wave
7
Iva Davies is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Electro
8
The Presets is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic body music
9
Cut Copy is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Dance-punk
10
The Veronicas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Pop punk, Synthpop, New Wave
11
SPK is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
12
Andrew Farriss is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music
13
Operator Please is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave, Pop music
14
The Church is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Jangle pop, New Wave, Rock music
15
Hoodoo Gurus is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, College rock
16
Jason Donovan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
17
Eurogliders is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Indie pop, New Wave
18
Pseudo Echo is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Glam metal, Synthpop, New Wave
19
The Go-Betweens is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Jangle pop, New Wave, Indie rock
20
Severed Heads is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
Synthpop, New Wave, Electronic music
21
Divinyls is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
22
Mental As Anything is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
23
The Sherbs is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
24
Boom Crash Opera is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music
25
Sarah McLeod is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Australian New Wave Bands List
New Wave, Rock music, Dance music