Australian Music Diaries

Australian Music Diaries

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Jack R Reilly and Miks Everitt share voice memo’s between each other, sharing personalised stories about their favourite new Australian music. Catch it every second Monday at 6PM on playonradio.live. Images designed by Miks. Theme music from Adam Jones.


Episode Four: Hallie, Nothing Really, House Deposit, Cry Club, Youth Group, Max Quinn
Oct 15 • 49 min
It’s half way through the season! Jack and Miks have had a bit going on over the past two weeks, what with work, work, gigs, and work. Amongst all of this, we realise the importance of those around us, practicing some self-care, and most importantly, the…
Episode Three: Tram Cops, Don’t Text Ur Ex, Alexander Biggs, Kwame, CLYPSO, Basil’s Kite
Oct 1 • 44 min
It’s another episode of your favourite mid-range Australian music podcast! Full of reflections about work, touring and what the hell we’re doing with our lives. It’s a goodun! The tunes that soundtrack it all are: Tram Cops - Happy As Can Be Don’t Text Ur…
Episode Two: Hannah Blackburn, Kelso, Cousin Tony’s Brand New Firebird, Brightness, Carla dal Forno, Sly Withers
Sep 17 • 46 min
Sickness, travelling, shows and birthdays. This ep has it all! Jack and Miks have had a big week and are ready to share the songs that soundtracked it all. The tunes we have a rave about are: Hannah Blackburn - Tiny Car Kelso - I’m Okay, Life Goes On, I…
Episode One: Essie Holt, Wolfjay, City Calm Down, BANFF, GL, Face Face
Sep 3 • 46 min
We are back! Jack and Miks are settling into the last bit of the year with some incredible new Australian music to soundtrack it. The tunes we have a rave about are: Essie Holt - Last One Wolfjay - Together City Calm Down - New Years Eve BANFF - Pettigrew…
Season Three Trailer
Aug 27 • 2 min
Miks and Jack are BACK! Tune into Season Three of AMD on playonradio.live 6PM on Monday night, or in your podcast feed Wednesday morning. … Support the show on Pozible: bit.ly/AMD-pozible Thank you to the incredible and generous Adam Jones for the theme…
Bonus Guest Episode: Elliot J O’Neill of The Simpsons Index goes punk with Amyl and The Sniffers
Aug 15 • 3 min
Elliot J O’Neill hosts The Simpsons Index, a podcast that ranks each and every episode of The Simpsons. It’s a great, fun listen, especially if you’re a product of parents who let you watch more than just ABC! It was a real pleasure to have Elliot jump on…
Bonus Guest Episode: Tanya Batt from BATTS is a big fan of Ruby Gill
Aug 13 • 6 min
Tanya Batt is a Melbourne-based musician who performs under the name BATTS. She has had an incredible 2019 so far with the release of her debut album ‘The Grand Tour’ back in April. We were stoked to have Tanya jump on the pod to tell us about her fave…
Bonus Guest Episode: Emily Duncan spreads the good word for The Buoys
Aug 11 • 4 min
Emily Duncan is a Wollongong-based musician who released a stellar single last year, Silence Is Safe. She jumped on the pod to chat bare about her fave release of the year, so far. Emily’s favourite song of the year so far is Inside Outside from The…
Bonus Guest Episode: Mickey Cooper from Kilns chats bare about Merpire
Aug 8 • 5 min
Mickey Cooper sings and plays guitar in Kilns, a band that are slowly developing a strong following down in their hometown of Melbourne. They’ve just released a brand new tune ‘So Close’ (stream link below). We were lucky enough to have Mickey jump on the…
Bonus Guest Episode: Jonno Tooke from Cry Club has a good rave about Bonniesongs
Aug 6 • 7 min
Cry Club are shaping up to be our favourite band of the year (again), so it was a gosh darn pleasure to have Jonno Tooke from the band jump on the pod to chat bare about their favourite song of 2019, so far. Jonno’s fave song of the year so far is Ice…
Bonus Guest Episode: Paul Waxman chats bare about Tamara & The Dreams
Aug 1 • 6 min
Paul Waxman is an all round legend of the Melbourne music and radio scene. He has been a contributor on SYN and 3RRR down in Melbourne, and has an incredible music knowledge. Up until recently, Paul also hosted ‘The Modern Age’ on Play On Radio which…
Bonus Guest Episode: Jackson Phelan from Rat!Hammock is envious of Horror My Friend
Jul 30 • 6 min
The song Ghost from Melbourne band Rat!Hammock was one of Miks’ favourite songs of 2019, so far, and Jack has supported the band on recent shows up in Sydney. To say they’re faves for us here at AMD is an understatement. So, we are beyond stoked to have…
Bonus Guest Episode: Dean Valentino from Slowcoaching chats bare about Stella Donnelly
Jul 28 • 5 min
Dean Valentino performs under the name Slowcoaching. He returned with new music earlier on this month with a brand new single Between The Walls, a song that has garnered him a heap of coverage. It was a real pleasure to have Dean jump on the pod to talk…
Bonus Guest Episode: Drew Gardner from Totally Unicorn shares his love for ARSE.
Jul 25 • 4 min
Totally Unicorn released ‘Sorry’, their second full length album earlier this year. Heroes of the Sydney punk scene, it’s a real pleasure to have front person Drew Gardner jump on the pod this week to chat bare about his favourite song of 2019, so far.…
Bonus Guest Episode: Tess Guthrie gets all supportive for Georgie Currie
Jul 23 • 7 min
Tess Guthrie released a stellar single earlier on this year, WUTO. It was a release that clearly put her on the map amongst the Australian folk scene. You may have also caught her launch the tune last week in a sellout bandroom show at the Gaso. So, we…
Bonus Guest Episode: Mel Dine gets all supportive for Nancie Schipper
Jul 18 • 6 min
Mel Dine is one of the most supportive people in the Melbourne music scene. As part of youth music industry organisation The Push, Mel has helped launch the career of a heap of your new favourite Victorian artists. In addition to her work at The Push, Mel…
Bonus Guest Episode: Alice Ivy shares the good word about Sampa The Great
Jul 16 • 7 min
We featured the incredible Alice Ivy in Episode One, Season One of this little podcast. Alice has a brand new single out, In My Mind and features the incredible Ecca Vandal on guest vocals. There’s also talk of a debut full length out later this year too!…
Bonus Guest Episode: Bec Sandridge shares some local love for Cry Club
Jul 14 • 6 min
I mean, what can we say? Bec Sandridge is a big favourite amongst us AMD hosts. Bec has released a couple of stellar releases so far this year, and is set for her debut full length to reach our ears later this year. To say we’re excited about this is an…
Bonus Guest Episode: Gemma Bastiani chats bare about Kilns.
Jul 11 • 6 min
Gemma Bastiani is just one of those people. She runs Play On Radio (where you can hear episodes of this little podcast!), hosts her own podcast Australian Jams, and runs a music management org called Riot Expert. Jack and Miks are super stoked to have…
Bonus Guest Episode: Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall raves about Stella Donnelly
Jul 9 • 6 min
Lindsay ‘The Doctor’ McDougall is an icon of Australian music. He’s been a constant on Australian radio for years and of course has been a member of seminal punk band Frenzal Rhomb since those early 1996 days. We’re really excited to have Lindsay jump on…
Best of 2019 So Far: Rat!Hammock, Cry Club, Eilish Gilligan, Waax, Huntly, Amends
Jun 25 • 41 min
Bonus Episode time! Fresh off the back of our second season, we’re back with our favourite songs of 2019 so far. In no way exhaustive (choosing three (plus another honourable three) is incredibly difficult. Our favourite songs of the year so far though:…
Episode Eight: Floral Sheets, Feelds, Moaning Lisa, Wallace, Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers, Nearly Oratorio
Jun 11 • 47 min
It’s the final episode of season two of Australian Music Diaries! We’re really excited to close out this season with some excellent tunes from some AMD faves and some brand newies. Plus, Jack takes us on a tour of Sydney, and Miks feels old at a 1st…
Episode Seven: Ainslie Wills, Shining Bird, Nancie Schipper, Eliza & The Delusionals, Jade Imagine, Seeker Lover Keeper
May 28 • 55 min
It’s Episode Seven of AMD, and both Miks and Jack are back in their respective states (geographically), and ready to share some thoughts and the tunes that soundtrack them. This ep is full of emerging changes, ‘passable reviews’, song structure…
Episode Six: Market + Tanaya Harper, Kira Puru, Annie Bass, Luke Seymoup, Towns, The Buoys
May 14 • 43 min
It’s the international edition of Australian Music Diaries. Miks is in Tokyo, Japan, and Jack is in Melbourne, Australia. We’re both super stoked to share some tunes this episode. They soundtrack some sightseeing, some cold nights and, staying on brand,…
Episode Five: Emma Russack, Bec Sandridge, Tim Shiel + Luke Howard, Pure Instinct, Kilns, Thelma Plum
Apr 30 • 48 min
It’s a new fortnight and a new round of tunes! Jack and Miks share some updates - big and small, recalling some old AMD mates, coffee (of course) and those bloody birds. The tracks that soundtrack these moments this ep are: Emma Russack - Winter Blues Bec…
Episode Four: Totally Unicorn, Stevan, Chemical Restraint, Braille Face, Droves, Body Type
Apr 16 • 44 min
It’s a hangover free episode this week! Some excellent new Australian music soundtrack Jack feeling very awake and Miks feeling very tired. Friendship and new music. What else could you want? The tracks we rave about: Totally Unicorn - The Island Stevan -…
Episode Three: Blyolk, Moonbase, Gena Rose Bruce, Sly Withers, Nearly Oratorio, Coda Conduct
Apr 2 • 40 min
The second in our ‘The Hangover Episodes’ run (not really a thing but hey why not?!). Features additional birds chirping in parks, illness, near death experiences, and yet more hangovers Soundtracking all of it is: Blyolk - Dogspeed Moonbase - Everyday…
Episode Two: Angie McMahon, RAAVE TAPES, Huntly, STUMPS, RAT!Hammock, OK Moon
Mar 19 • 48 min
Hangovers, getting coffee and birds chirping. There’s always those pesky birds. It wouldn’t be an episode of AMD without those wretched birds chirping. Jks, birds are great - great atmospherics! In this ep, Jack and Miks chat bare about a whole heap of…
Episode One: Cry Club, Yeo, Sweater Curse, BATTS, WAAX, EGOISM
Mar 5 • 48 min
They said we’d never make it. But hey, we did! It’s Season Two and we’re here! An episode full of shenanigans, travel, moving and meeting up irl (rare occurrence!) The tunes that helped us through this fortnight are: Cry Club - DFTM Yeo - Restless Sweater…
Season Two Trailer
Feb 26 • 5 min
And we’re back! The first episode of Season two for Australian Music Diaries will be in your feed next week! We are also on Play On Radio! This means you can hear the episode before anyone else 6pm Monday nights and then replayed at 7am on Tuesday…
Bonus Guest Episode: Rob Carroll discovered Ro at a Newsagency (it was the venue in Sydney tho, not a still functioning newagency)
Feb 17 • 5 min
Rob Carrol is the latest guest for our bonus mini-episode run. Rob is a music publicist, writer, and general supporter of all things Australian music. Seminal indie night Rare Finds was one of Rob’s baby’s, growing it to a full east coast tour after a…
Bonus Guest Episode: Adam Jones flies under the radar with JOY.
Feb 12 • 9 min
Adam Jones is a name you might not know. You definitely have heard his work though. In, fact you’re probably about to hear it soon - Adam is responsible for the incredible theme music you hear each and every week on the pod. Adam and Miks go back a fair…
Bonus Guest Episode: Sabi Robertson went on a trip soundtracked by Odette (featuring Gretta Ray)
Feb 10 • 4 min
Melbourne music legend, Sabi Robertson has had a big couple of years. Sabi runs Maths and Magic, a boutique music management and publicity company. She currently manages Alexander Biggs who has also had quite the year or two. Sabi also runs Melbourne…
Bonus Guest Episode: Zac Abroms goes full 90s nostalgia with CERES
Feb 5 • 4 min
Very excited to have Zac Abroms from Viceroyalty jumping on this bonus mini-ep. Zac manages an AMD fave Alice Ivy as well as a couple of others. If you’ve ever participated in the Melbourne music scene, you’ve probably come into some sorta contact with…
Bonus Guest Episode: Eilish Gilligan shares the love for Angie McMahon
Feb 3 • 3 min
Eilish Gilligan jumps on the the latest of our bonus mini-episodes to tell us about her favourite Australian release from 2018. We’ve been fans of Eilish for a while now. Eilish has just released her new single, ‘The Pull’. You can stream that here. We…
Bonus Guest Episode: Adam Buncher + David James Young chat bare about 5sos and Julia Jacklin
Jan 29 • 10 min
We got an extra special bonus mini-ep this time ‘round, featuring not one, but two guests! Adam Buncher and David James Young make up half of the excellent podcast Hottest 100s and 1000s, that poddy that unpacks every single song of every single Hottest…
Bonus Guest Episode: Spencer Scott is a big fan of Ben Leece
Jan 22 • 6 min
Another one of our bonus mini-episodes, this time with Spencer Scott. Spencer plays in excellent Newcastle punk band, Paper Thin. He also has a solo project, under his own name. If you’re up Newcastle way, go see him play. On this episode of the poddy,…
Bonus Guest Episode: Marc Deaz raves about The Finks
Jan 15 • 4 min
It’s the second of our bonus mini-episodes featuring guests sharing their favourite song from 2018! Marc Deaz is a Melbourne based musician, playing in bands like Grandstands and Tenderhooks (we featured their song ‘Headcase’ in episode one last year!).…
Bonus Guest Episode: Gemma Bastiani chats about Seavera
Jan 8 • 4 min
Over the next little while we’re going to be sharing some bonus mini-episodes of Australian Music Diaries! Each episode will feature new and old friends of the show sharing their favourite song of 2018. First up we have Gemma Bastiani, an excellent friend…
Best of 2018: Hockey Dad, Eilish Gilligan, Cry Club, Huntly, E^st plus heaps more!
Dec 17, 2018 • 38 min
Well, umm, surprise! We got a bonus episode this time around with our favourite tracks of the year. Both Jack and Miks chose 5 songs each which was just a little bit difficult. It’s been a YEAR in Australian music, that’s for sure. In absolutely no…
Episode Eight: Neighbourhood Youth, CLEWS, Obscura Hail, Keeskea, Hemm, Emily Duncan
Nov 19, 2018 • 23 min
They said we’d never make it. But hey, we did! Episode Eight, the final one of season one is here. Jack and Miks share a whole heap of faves. Tunes in this episode: Neighbourhood Youth - Aim For The Head CLEWS - Crushed Obscura Hail - Bad Math Keeskea -…
Episode Seven: Jacob, upsidedownhead, Sports Bra, The Ocean Party, Rachel Maria Cox, Ruby Gill
Nov 5, 2018 • 25 min
New Australian music! Two people talking about and sharing their inner most thoughts! It’s the Australian Music Diaries podcast! We’ve both had a super busy couple of weeks, so we both sound somewhat exhausted, but still sharing in the excitement that is…
Episode Six: Max Quinn, Japanese Wallpaper, Jess Locke, Ro, Bec Stevens, Martin Frawley
Oct 22, 2018 • 20 min
Dear Diary, AMD here. I mean, I know you already know that and everything, but still. Anyways, everything is going to plan! Episode Six is here, ready to be streamed and loved and shared and all of the good things. This one is really good. Like, it’s…
Episode Five: Huntly, Treehouses, Tim Shiel, Handsome, Julia Jacklin, Polish Club
Oct 8, 2018 • 22 min
Episode Five. Well, I mean, now it’s just showing off. A great little mix of tunes this time around, accompanied by some lost voices, trips away and some general excitement. Tunes in this EP: Huntly - Drop Gear Treehouses - Old Friends Tim Shiel - Golden…
Episode Four: Kilns, Bec Sandridge, Tram Cops, Moaning Lisa, Kira Puru, Enter the Jaguar
Sep 24, 2018 • 24 min
It’s Episode Four!! We hang with mates, get all quiet, and faff about. Big love to Obscura Hail, Sabi and Gemma (her poddy Australian Jams is heaps better than this one!) for hanging out in this ep! Soundtrack for this ep is from: Kilns - Go Slowly Bec…
Episode Three: Homesick, Nat Vazer, Burn In Hell, ARSE, FRITZ, Candy
Sep 10, 2018 • 22 min
We made it! Episode Three of Australian Music Diaries! Lunch breaks, meetings, late nights, and drinks. We also get a little heavy, in music mainly. The tunes that soundtrack these moments are: Homesick - Never Ceded Nat Vazer - Struggletown Burn in Hell…
Episode Two: Ainslie Wills, Sal Viejo, JEFFE, Bilby, Emma Louise, E^st
Aug 28, 2018 • 19 min
It’s episode two of Australian Music Diaries! We sporadically share voice memos about moving (it’s finished I promise - no more going on about it), keeping quiet, high pitched voices (and in hindsight, embarrassing), coffee and tea, and #tourlife. We also…
Episode One: Tenderhooks, Moonbase, Tanaya Harper, Outright, Luca Brasi + Alice Ivy, Tkay Maidza
Aug 13, 2018 • 20 min
It’s episode one of Australian Music Diaries! We share the busy times, small mistakes, and taking stock of the good things. The tunes that soundtrack these moments are: Tenderhooks - Headcase Moonbase - Rebound (feat. Merky Ace) Tanaya Harper - The Well…
Coming Soon: Australian Music Diaries
Aug 7, 2018 • 1 min
Australian Music Diaries is a podcast adding personal context to new Australian music. We share voice memo notes between each other, adding personalised stories to how we respond to new Australian music. It’s hosted by Miks Everitt and Jack R Reilly. You…