/// Est. 2005 /// RIP 2012 /// Faux Pas is Tim Shiel, an electronic music maker from Melbourne ///

Awesome Melbourne, Great Job: a blog mixtape

Published on July 12, 2012

i remember when i started putting out my own music in melbourne, i felt a little isolated. melbourne has for a long time been a great town for music and for musicians, but i remember feeling like there weren’t a lot of people around making the kind of music that i wanted to listen to. a few short years down the track, and it has changed SO MUCH.

i started making a list of bands to post on and , and then i remembered that i had a blog, and that it would be much more useful if i just posted them all here.

so please, give yourself an hour or two, and take a listen to all of the stuff below. everything here was made in melbourne (as far as i know) in the last 12 months.

if you’ve ever liked one of my songs, remixes, or radio shows, you are going to find a lot here to love. click through to download/buy EPs/LPs/mp3s etc:

I’lls – Take Higher Ground (from Thread EP, released August 2011)

Brightly – Doubt (from Sarah 7″, released May 2012)

Coach Bombay – Pops (from Pops LP, July 2012)

Mildlife – Arriving Soon (single, March 2012)

Cade – Wunderkinder (single, June 2012)

Erothug – We Should Have Built From Metal (from Touching EP, 2011)

Lower Spectrum – Closed (from Lower Spectrum EP, September 2011)

LINDSAY’TUC* – Mosaic (June 2012)

Audego – Borrowed Time (from Abominable Galaxy, 2012)

Electric Sea Spider – Aeroplane Snacks (from soundcloud, 3 days ago)

Fox & Sui – Summer Storm (from Taboo EP, July 2012)

Galapagoose – One Who Can’t Move (from Commitments LP, March 2012)

Young Magic – Sparkly (from Melt, forthcoming)

Andras Fox – Strungout (from Daydreaming, May 2012)

NO ZU – Tattooed Head (single, June 2011)

Manor – Afghan Hound (single, July 2012)

Roland Tings – Polo Sport (from Milky Way EP, July 2012)

Namine – Neon (from Neon EP, February 2011)

Ignatius – Fake (from Lo Fi EP, January 2012)

Friendships – I Never Get A Morning Anymore (June 2012)

Flash Forest – In A Backyard in North Melbourne (soundcloud, 2012)

WORNG – What Needs To Be Done (Premium Aspirational Lifestyle EP, December 2011)

Bad Thoughts – Remember (single, October 2011)

Major Napier – Amazing/ A Tribute to Jan Zajíc. (from Major Soldier EP, January 2012)

Oscar + Martin – What I Know (from For You LP, 2011)

Kharkov – I’m Out (single, September 2011)

Kloke – Untitled (soundcloud, July 2012)

Crumbs – Baby Thighs (from Maidenhair LP, 2012)

Thrupence – Voyages (from Voyages EP, March 2012)

Wooshie – Boyfriend Material (from Boyfriend Material EP, July 2012)

this list is incomplete, no doubt about it – please put your suggestions in the comments below. always listening…

update: for those who don’t have time to listen to everything… friend of faux pas and all-round melbourne great guy sent through what he calls the “Blast of Melbourne”, which is what happens when you play everything above AT ONCE. check it out below, or create your own above:

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  1. says:

    I am surprised you didn’t include Jucid. His instrumental / experimental tracks sound very similar to yours. Maybe you have not yet heard of him? He used to live in my hometown, Albury, but now lives in Melbourne.


  2. Tim says:

    checking him out now, thanks jackson

  3. Great list Tim!

    Big ups Kloke and Kharkov!

  4. Sandra says:

    Great list, Tim! I will certainly share it with my friends also. :)

  5. says:

    Great tracks!

    Kids At Midnight – No No Yeah Yeah


    Bedroom recorded in Williamstown.

  6. vlarg says:

    needs more circular keys, angel eyes & moon wheel… though the latter has left melbs, unfort.

  7. Gab says:

    Such a good list!

  8. Dean says:


  9. Paige says:

    Wow….what a set list. Thanks for trashing my Saturday night in the best kind of way, “Shielburger.”

  10. Gary Morris says:

    great set list… haven’t heard of some of these bands before… you might wanna check out … The Gaz Mo Escapade… they’ve got some good stuff…


  11. Elly says:

    excellent list!

    brookwise is great too http://soundcloud.com/brookwise
    mirror state – http://soundcloud.com/mirrorstate

    and for the ladies in melbourne making this music too, here is a few including me (sorry!)

    Osh10 – http://soundcloud.com/info-482-2
    Yuko Nishiyama – http://soundcloud.com/yuko-nishiyama
    By Elly – http://soundcloud.com/byelly/over-an-ocean-future-beats


  12. Tim says:

    it is a fairly dude-heavy list, sorry about that. thanks elly, great tips!

  13. Anh says:

    I wanna put on Bombay coach -pops to be the soundtrack of an epic win when on the Xbox. Thanks for sharing

  14. Anthony says:

    A veritable challenge but one that will be worthwhile. Thanks for the list.
    Just need the time!

  15. says:

    I’m not sure how jazzy you like your music, but for me, I’m liking Virtual Proximity from out of Melbourne at the moment Tim. They have some interesting improv stuff on their soundcloud:


  16. Han says:

    No Brothers Hand Mirror? Really? Otherwise a great list. my input:

    Brothers Hand Mirror
    Html Flowers
    Oscar Key Sung
    Parking Lot Experiments
    Keith! Party
    Simo Soo

    All awesomely amazingly brilliant and Melburnian

  17. Tim says:

    great suggestions han!

  18. Marcus says:

    Simo’s from sydney duuuude, but is great regardless.

  19. James says:

    hey tim, i came across this guy on sound cloud the other day..it sounds promising & he is from melbourne!


  20. Jamie says:

    Abelard is really great : http://soundcloud.com/jetaimeabelard
    and check M.A BEAT! too : http://soundcloud.com/mabeaat !