Discover 5 Rising Bands From Melbourne's Indie Scene : World Cafe Sarah Smith of Melbourne community radio station Triple R introduces a few new bands from Australia's unofficial live music capital.

Sense Of Place Melbourne: 5 Can't-Miss Local Bands

Sense Of Place Melbourne: 5 Can't-Miss Local Bands

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Gabriella Cohen is one of the artists highlighted by Melbourne's Triple R Radio in this segment. Kain Balzary/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Gabriella Cohen is one of the artists highlighted by Melbourne's Triple R Radio in this segment.

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The strength of community radio depends a lot on the community itself, and that works the other way as well. Sarah Smith is one of the three co-hosts of Triple R Radio's Breakfasters program. Her job is to keep track of Melbourne's ever-evolving music scene. "People often say, 'Why is Melbourne the way that it is? Why is it seen as the live music capital of Australia?' " she says. "I think it is because there is this beautiful relationship between the bands and the creative people in this city and the radio stations."

Here, Smith shares five new bands that just scratch the surface of the Melbourne scene. Hear them all in this segment, via the audio player above.

Playlist

  • Gabriella Cohen, "This Could be Love" (Full Closure And No Details)
  • Camp Cope, "Flesh And Electricity" (Camp Cope)
  • Gold Class, "Kids On Fire" (single)
  • Tyrannamen, "Diamond Ring"(Tyrannamen)
  • Jess Ribeiro, "Kill It Yourself" (Kill It Yourself)

Episode Playlist