The home of 102,000 and the late Patrick the wombat, Ballarat is the hometown of our very own music editor, Ayden. Known for the 19th century goldrush, raspberry hard candy and Sovereign Hill, Ballarat also happens to have a thriving live music scene that spreads far beyond the boundaries of the city in influence. Here you can find Ayden’s favourite five from home.
We feature artists from all over Australia and we love asking them what music they’re listening to at the moment. However, a new twist is asking them what music from their hometown they love, especially given many artists start their music careers on home soil. We ask Jack R Reilly for five of the best from his hometown of Kiama.
Remember those good old times when The O.C was the biggest thing to happen in the world? Waiting up on Monday nights to watch Seth and Summer cute back and forth and brooding sexy Ryan in his white wife beaters? Those were the days. You may also remember back then that The O.C had some of the best indie music of the time. Forward thinking, carving out the playlists of my teen years definitely The O.C had it all. So this all got me thinking, what would the soundtrack to The O.C look like if someone decided to remake the series today? Well I spent a long time thinking about this and it has lead to me this creation. Semplesize Presents: Music From The O.C 2015 Vol. 1.