Experiencing great live music is truly one of the most invigorating ways to spend one’s time, and in my opinion, is even better when it’s a coming from a brilliant new band you’ve never heard before. Easily the best part of the year-or-so I spent living in Canberra was the ability to walk into any of a number of venues (most commonly The Phoenix and The Polish Club) and find myself in the grips of a delightful new musical discovery.
The number of times I asked musicians, “Do you have a triple j unearthed page?” is far too high to count, but thankfully I was regularly rewarded with an affirmative answer, allowing me to wander through their recordings and relive some of the best indie gigs of the year. In this post, I share some of those recordings from bands that I loved live in 2012, and who you should definitely be keeping an eye out for in 2013. You can find the playlist here, but for the full visual experience and links to relevant profiles, you’ll have to read on!