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Songs from Melbourne:
Beaches - "Send 'Em Away"
Reading up on Beaches, it seems that they are something of a Melbourne super-group made up of members of other local bands. Listening to this song it sounds perfectly coherent and seamless, though. Is this the best, purest version of the Melbourne rock scene for you right now?
Their style isn't really common in the scene, but the band is made up of girls that have played in a lot of bands from the city, so they're a great example of an amazing Melbourne band.
Do you consider yourself a daydreamy shoegaze sort of a guy, in general?
Ha! Na, I guess pretty aloof and a bit of a mess but not so daydreamy.
Panel of Judges - "Dream Satisfaction"
I find this one sort of repetitive to the point of being nicely hypnotic. How long can you ride a guitar riff before it loses its power?
It's hard to tell how long a riff like this should last for, it's just a feel thing. Panel of Judges are a great pop band that were never really recognised for the influence they had on Melbourne music. (Dion Nania has moved to New York now and has started a great band called Free Time, by the way.)
Does listening to music from Melbourne help you stave away homesickness, or does it only make it worse?
Listening to Melbourne music doesn't effect homesickness for me. I only really feel it when I'm going through hard times and I need my friends, or when it's winter in New York and summer back home.