01 Jul 2019 Half Time: Top 50 Australian Tracks

Photo by Marcus Rimondini

An end of year list can be very handy for getting direct to the juicy good stuff, creating discussions and can offer a very interesting retrospect, but sometimes those lists can be posted too late and those artists might have already stopped touring. So at RipeMusic we like to also post a midyear Top 50 playlist (see 2017 or 2018). If you’re unfortunately stuck in Australia during winter, one of the best ways to pass the time (while your friends post warm photos of Europe) is to walk into a nice warm music venue and support some local music, see some local faces. Hopefully this list gives you a bunch of new names to tuck into or it reminds you of that band you keep forgetting to check out.

We’ve listed the tracks in alphabetical order, so we can save some of the list ordering fun for the end of year Top 100 post. We’ve also created the playlist on both Spotify and SoundCloud.

As always, we want to take this opportunity to send out a huge thank you to everyone who has sent us music this year, contacted us, shared, liked, commented or re-tweeted Ripe.

1. Ani Lou – ‘Godspeed’

2. Ara Koufax – ‘Drums Unlimited’

3. Bananagun – ‘Do Yeah’

4. Baro ft. Nasty Mars – ‘We’re So Doomed’

5. Body Type – ‘Stingray’

6. Chip Riddell – ‘Spider Song’

7. Ciggie Witch – ‘Shadow’

8. Clea – ‘Right Way’

9. Egoism – ‘Enemies’

10. Emma Russack – ‘Winter Blues’

11. Frances Fox – ‘November For’

12. Ferla – ‘You Were There, Jim’

13. Genesis Owusu – ‘WUTD’

14. Grand Prismatic – ‘Safe As Houses’

15. Harvey Sutherland ft. Jace XL – ‘Something In The Water’

16. Hatchie — ‘Obsessed’

17. DJ Heure – ‘Get Down’

18. Hextdebt – ‘Ekhos’

19. Honey 2 Honey – ‘Tone Of Voice’

20. Huntly – ‘Low Grade Buzz’

21. Jess Ribeiro – ‘Chair Stare’

22. Julia Jacklin – ‘Pressure To Party’

23. June Jones – ‘Meryl’

24. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – ‘Cyboogie’

25. Kythira – ‘Seen Out’

Marcus Rimondini

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