Songs of the Week: Community 4 – A Compilation of Hobart Music

As my high school economics teacher used to say, of the things he’d see in the wee hours of the morning on his two-hour walk from downtown Ottawa to our suburban high school, “There’s a whole world out there I know nothing about.” I feel the exact same way when I discover a new music scene. Closer to home, I understand that Moncton has a particularly vibrant scene – I’ll have to pay closer attention to that.

But Hobart! I never would’ve guessed that the capital of Tasmania would have such a vibrant music scene (which says more about me than them). Anyway, Rough Skies Records is here to put me straight with Community 4 – A Compilation of Hobart Music, a consistently excellent collection of songs from Hobart-based bands, from the punk rock stylings of Powernap to the odd pop of Filthy Little Star, and much else besides. Including, of course, late-of-Hobart and ATR favourite Heart Beach, who naturally do not disappoint. 

How vibrant is Hobart’s music scene right now? Well, you have someone like EWAH (of EWAH & the Vision of Paradise, another standout on this compilation) who’s relocated from Melbourne. Not sure if she did it for the music, but it’s definitely not a step down.

Check it out, drop them a few pennies. Viva local music!

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Listen/purchase: Community 4 – a compilation of Hobart music by Various Artists

All the Rage no. 19: Legal in some provinces… and Hobart!

Another week, another 60 minutes of great under-the-radar tuneage (also: new Slowdive), mainly from Australia and Canada. Including a spotlight on a really superb collection of music from Hobart, put out by Rough Skies Records. Pick it up!

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Your setlist:

Jack T Wotton and the Wünderz, The Böy
Slowdive, Star Roving
Slowly, Same Lines
Heart Beach, Teeth
Powernap, Some Nights
Foxy Morons, Ex
EWAH & The Vision of Paradise, Walk the Night
Filthy Little Star, White Bread
Phanosland, From a Different City, On a Lonely  Bus
Willaris. K, Alchemy
The Courtneys, Tour
Dream Whip, Hoosker Du
melrose, the frog croaks out songs that make no sense
Raeburn, Moonlights