For one day only, Bandcamp is donating 100% of their profits to artists in light of the current coronavirus pandemic and its inevitable economic impact on musicians. The platform is already pretty incredible as it usually gives around 80-85% to artists (as opposed to iTunes who gives about 60%).
In light of that, we’ve put together a list of 10 awesome Aussie artists whose albums you can buy on vinyl. Check it out below.
For one day only, Bandcamp are donating 100% of profits to artists, so in celebration of that, we’ve made a list of 10 great Aussie albums to buy on vinyl.
IV League – When You Lose Me
Last year, IV League won our annual Needle in the Hay competition for their EP, When You Lose Me. Full of dazzling 90s alt-rock, they’re a band who can put no foot wrong. As part of the prize, they received 250 pressings of their EP on vinyl, and today is the perfect day to get yourself a copy. For fans of The Breeders.
I Know Leopard – Love Is A Landmine
Last year, I Know Leopard released their debut album, Love Is A Landmine. Full of 70s dream pop bangers, it’s a record soaked in emotion. Perfect for Sunday mornings – or heck, any time of the week. For fans of Arcade Fire.
Sampa The Great – The Return
Sampa The Great‘s debut album, The Return, came out last year to critical acclaim, taking the number 1 spot on Double J’s Top 50 Albums of 2019. A sprawling conceptual affair with a palette full of hip hop, soul, and even ancient Southern African sounds. For fans of Chance the Rapper.
Julia Jacklin – Crushing
On a side note, for the rest of March, Jacklin’s label Polyvinyl are also waiving their portion of the cut of Bandcamp sales, so this means for any artist on the label, they’ll see the entirety of the profits.
Methyl Ethyl – Triage
Methyl Ethyl released their third album, Triage last year, and it does not disappoint. Blending art-rock with psychedelia and hints of 80s synth-pop, the record contains a new level of drama, laced, always, with the idiosyncratic vocal melodies of frontman Jake Webb. For fans of Tame Impala.
Mildlife – How Long Does It Take?
Melbourne four-piece Mildlife delivered a stunning offering last year in the form of How Long Does It Take? A psychedelic, intergalactic track full of dance beats, funky AF bass, flutes, brass, and Fender Rhodes. The 12″ also contains some excellent remixes. For fans of Khruangbin.
Jade Imagine – Basic Love
Intimate suburban dream pop is the modus operandi for Melbourne’s Jade Imagine, and they do it will breathtaking precision. They released their debut album Basic Love last year. For fans of Courtney Barnett.
#1 Dads – Golden Repair
#1 Dads is the side project of Big Scary‘s Tom Iansek. Earlier this month the band dropped their third album, Golden Repair. Full of contemplative ballads it traces a warm sonic palette full of acoustic guitars and soft piano melodies. For fans of Bon Iver.
The Uplifting Bell Ends – Super Giant III
Sydney five-piece, The Uplifting Bell Ends put out their third LP, Super Giant III, earlier this year through Third Eye Stimuli Records. It’s an irresistible blend of psychedelic Australiana folk-rock seeped in raw emotion. For fans of King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard.