As reported on The RiotAct last week, Triple J are now running their Unearthed competition on-line and it appears that the rest of Australia is noticing something that us Canberrans have known for years, that we have a decent quality music scene .
Scouring through the various charts on Triple J’s Unearthed Website – Unearthed – , Canberra bands have a very noticeable presence (somewhat dominant given the size of the place). It also seems that the good people from Triple J are noticing us as well, with a few of them guest reviewing our local bands with suggestions that something is going on here.
Of course there are always detractors, namely Richard Kingsmill, who despite giving Young and Restless (currently placed no 3 in the overall charts) a glowing review, felt the need to lay the boot in a little by stating “I’d be angry if i lived in Canberra too”…. but I am sure we can forgive Mr Kingsmill of his greivances, given the succes that Canberra bands are having in the competition.
Canberra’s JustBands has a list of some of the bands in the competition. I encourage everyone to check them out and rate their favourite bands . Hopefully we can all have a part in putting Canberra back on the national music map.