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List of Famous Bands from Perth

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List of Perth bands, listed by their level of fame. This Perth musicians list includes both bands and solo artists. All famous Perth bands are included, as well as many Perth musicians of underground status. This list of Perth musical artists includes information like what genre the artist falls under, what albums they've put out and more. If you want to know more about these famous Perth bands you can click on their names to learn more about them. Bands from every genre are listed here, including rock, pop, hip-hop/rap, jazz, and more.

List features bands like INXS, Tame Impala and more!

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  • 1
    New Wave, Rock music

    AlbumsKick, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, Never Tear Us Apart, Live Baby Live

    INXS (pronounced "in excess") were an Australian rock band, formed as The Farriss Brothers in 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales. The band's founding members were bassist Garry Gary Beers, main...  more

    #145 of 1,891 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time#37 of 465 The Greatest Musical Artists of the '80s#135 of 1,681 The Best Rock Bands Of All Time

  • 2
    Indie rock, Psychedelic pop

    AlbumsInnerspeaker, Lonerism, Tame Impala, Solitude Is Bliss, Sundown Syndrome

    Tame Impala is the psychedelic recording project of Kevin Parker, from Perth, Australia, and signed to Modular Recordings. The band rose to prominence in 2010 with the release of its debut album...  more

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  • 3
    Darkcore, Rock music

    AlbumsImmersion, Hold Your Colour, Hold Your Colour (Bipolar vocal mix), In Silico, Jungle Sound: The Bassline Strikes Back!

    A pendulum is a body suspended from a fixed support so that it swings freely back and forth under the influence of gravity. Pendulum may also refer to:...  more

    #1 of 49 The Best Australian Electronic Music Bands#66 of 313 The Best DJs in the World Right Now#32 of 70 The Best Dubstep Artists

  • 4
    Power metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsBlack Sails at Midnight, Captain Morgan's Revenge, Back Through Time, Terror on the High Seas, Live at the End of the World

    Alestorm is a heavy metal band from Perth, Scotland. Their music is characterized by a pirate theme, and as a result they have been dubbed a "pirate metal" band by many critics and their fanbase....  more
  • 5
    Pop punk, Rock music

    AlbumsSound Shattering Sound, Are You Involved?, Breed Obsession, Cohesion, Driving for the Storm / Doctor Doctor

    Gyroscope is an Australian rock band from Perth, Western Australia, that was formed in 1997. The band consists of vocalist and guitarist, Daniel Sanders, guitarist and backing vocalist, Zoran Trivic,...  more
  • 6
    New Wave, Rock music
    Andrew Charles Farriss (born 27 March 1959) is an Australian rock musician and multi-instrumentalist best known as the keyboardist, backing vocalist, and main composer for rock band INXS. ...  more
  • 7
    Swamp pop, Punk blues

    AlbumsAbsolute, The Scientists, Weird Love, Heading for a Trauma, The Human Jukebox 1984–1986

    The Scientists are an influential post-punk band from Perth, Australia, led by Kim Salmon, initially known as Exterminators and then Invaders. The band had two primary incarnations: the Perth-based...  more
  • 8
    Indie pop, New Wave

    AlbumsThis Island, Absolutely, Pink Suit Blue Day, Groove, Greatest Hits: Maybe Only I Dream

    Eurogliders were an indie pop band formed in 1980 in Perth, Western Australia, which included Grace Knight on vocals, Bernie Lynch on guitar and vocals, and Amanda Vincent on keyboards. In 1984,...  more
  • 9
    Swamp pop, Punk blues


    Kim Leith Salmon (born 24 January 1957, Bunbury) is an Australian indie rock musician and songwriter from Perth. He has worked in various groups including The Scientists, Beasts of Bourbon, Kim...  more

    #14 of 25 The Best Swamp Rock Bands/Artists of All Time#33 of 35 The Best Swamp Pop Bands/Artists

  • 10
    Pop music, Rock music

    AlbumsWild Bulls and Horses, The Magic of Brian Cadd, Brian Cadd, Parabrahm, Orchestra of Grunt

    Brian George Cadd AM (born 29 November 1946) is an Australian singer-songwriter, keyboardist, producer and record label founder, a staple of Australian entertainment for over 50 years. As well as...  more
  • 11
    Hip hop music

    AlbumsCourageous LP, Simple but Effective

    Matthew Victor Barrett, who performed as Matty B, is a former Australian hip hop rapper and MC. Originally from Perth, he released an album, The Courageous LP, in 2002 on Obese Records. He relocated...  more
  • 12
    Hip hop music, Australian hip hop

    AlbumsThe Life of Riley, Who am I, Brothers Grimm, Pale Rider, Drama

    Paul Reid, formerly Paul Gary James Ridge, (born 4 September 1982), better known by the stage name Drapht, is an Australian hip hop artist from Perth. Drapht is a member of the Syllabolix (SBX)...  more
  • 13
    Rock music, Pop rock

    AlbumsEnd of Fashion, Rough Diamonds / Anything Goes, Too Careful, Holiday Trip of a Lifetime, O Yeah

    End of Fashion was an Australian pop rock band from Perth, Western Australia. As of January 2014, the band is defunct, with former lead singer and guitarist Justin Burford explaining in a Facebook...  more
  • 14
    Rock music, Indie rock

    AlbumsDedicated to the Ones We Love, Spin the Bottle, Shangri-La, Welcome Stranger, ... Depends on What You Mean by Love

    The Blackeyed Susans are an Australian rock band, formed in Perth in 1989, based in Melbourne since 1992....  more
  • 15
    Thrash metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsD.e.s.t.i.t.u.t.i.o.n, Torn Between Two Worlds, Make The Pledge, Studio Live, Time to React – Live!

    Allegiance was an Australian thrash metal group. They formed in 1990 in Perth, Australia and disbanded in 1997. They released two studio albums, D.e.s.t.i.t.u.t.i.o.n in 1994 and Skinman in 1996....  more
  • 16
    Pop punk, Power pop


  • 17
    Black metal, Heavy metal

    AlbumsWar Upon Worship, Advanced Australia Warfare, Invert Absolute

  • 18
    Blues-rock, Rock music

    AlbumsRewind: The Best of Diesel, The Lobbyist, Hear, Singled Out, Solid State Rhyme

    Mark Denis Lizotte (born 31 May 1966) is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician, who has released material under the name Diesel, Johnny Diesel, as leader of band Johnny Diesel & the Injectors,...  more
  • 19
    Pop music, Electro

    AlbumsStep Up, Samantha Jade, The Golden Touch, Secret, Soldier

    Samantha Jade Gibbs (born 18 April 1987) is an ARIA Award-winning Australian singer, songwriter, actress and former child model from Perth, Western Australia. She has written tracks for artists...  more

    #307 of 497 The Best Electro Bands/Artists#48 of 50 Female Celebrities Who Are 5’0"

  • 20
    Rock music, Folk rock

    AlbumsCalenture, In the Pines, The Black Swan, Born Sandy Devotional, Treeless Plain

    The Triffids, a seminal Australian alternative rock and pop band, formed in Perth in Western Australia in May 1978 with David McComb as singer-songwriter, guitarist, bass guitarist and keyboardist....  more

    #143 of 155 Bands Or Artists With Five Great Albums#221 of 401 The Best Alternative Bands/Artists#135 of 215 The Best Australian Bands, Ranked

  • 21
    Power pop, Alternative rock

    AlbumsGood Dancers, Personality: One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird, Lovers, Miniskirt

    The Sleepy Jackson are an Australian alternative rock band formed in Perth, Western Australia. The band's name was inspired by a former drummer who was narcoleptic. The band revolves around the...  more
  • 22
    Alternative rock, Indie rock

    AlbumsBigbiglove, Little Birdy, Hollywood, This Is a Love Song EP, Excited

    Little Birdy are an Australian indie rock band formed in Perth, Western Australia in 2002 by singer and guitarist Katy Steele, drummer Matt Chequer, guitarist and keyboardist Simon Leach, and bass...  more
  • 23
    Pop music, Rock music


    Suze DeMarchi (born 14 February 1964) is an Australian singer-songwriter, best known for fronting the band Baby Animals (1989–1996, 2007–present)....  more
  • 24
    Disco, Pop music

    AlbumsMagic Rhythm

    Christie Allen (born June Allen; 24 July 1954 – 12 August 2008) was an English-born Australian pop singer who had a successful career in Australia. Her top four hits on the Australian Kent Music...  more
  • 25
    Alternative rock

    AlbumsTerminal Cool: Anthology 1983-1986, Buds, Heads Up, At First Sight Violets Are Blue, Love Will Grow - Rosebud Volume 1

    The Stems are an alternative rock band formed in Perth, Western Australia in late 1983. They were founded by Dom Mariani in 1983. The Stems are heavily influenced by 1960s garage rock and 1970s power...  more