As the winter woolies come on and the days get darker, I find myself counting down the minutes until I jump on a jet plane and experience a long overdue ‘proper’ summer! Glorious sunshine, endless days of hot weather, beach after perfect beach, amazing boutique beers and, of course, the great Aussie BBQ!
Australia is an amazing place and if you ever get the chance to visit, I highly recommend it — not just for its unique natural environment and amazing weather, but its fabulous people, happening nightlife and outstanding local music scene. Whether you want to sip a cocktail in a fine bar overlooking Sydney Harbour whilst getting your dance on or find the latest pop-up bar in some hip Melbourne laneway, there’s something for everyone.
Australian music has been seeping out into the wider world for a while now, and we here at The Orchard have a few crackin’ things in our catalogue as well! Here’s a playlist with a few of my current favourites, including Electric Empire, who just released their new EP Changin’, the enchanting Emma Louise, who recently performed at our NY office’s Stairwell Series and the Jazz/Blues/Pachuco songwriter and vocalist extraordinaire Mojo Juju, who recently went solo from the Aussie-festival-fave big band, The Snake Oil Merchants.
So, go on, crack open a beer, throw another shrimp on the barbie and just imagine you’re there.