Nationalism aside - Australia is producing some of the most interesting music in the world today.
Melbourne, its de facto 'cultural capital' is host to a burgeoning live music scene from which no genre of music is excluded. Sydney, the sprawling metropolis of the eastern coast, spawns at least 5 awesome bands a year, common themes include the banality of urban life and being a mad cunt. Brisbane's unique flavor of 'toilet-punk' is original and refreshing (in a downer kinda way), something about the heat and how fuckin' boring it is in Brisbane seems to make people angry and apathetic in equal amounts. Adelaide bands all seem to share similar sentiments of isolation, boredom and other feelings you get from living in a cultural-backwater. Tasmania does okay too. I miss the capital 'cities' because I haven't heard music from those places (yet).
Anybody who wants to share their experience with Aussie music should post in here! (trying to confine this thread to relatively recent bands)
For anybody who hasn't heard any here some stuff I recommend:Royal Headache (garage/pop punk)Eddy Current Suppression Ring
(garage pop)Bitch Prefect (indie pop)Kitchen's Floor
(shit punk)Meat Thump
(downer vibes D: )Constant Mongrel