Canberra bands are killing it

by The Editor



Over the last couple of weeks, the increasingly talented Canberra music scene has released some great singles and a couple of cool clips to go with their latest singles. There’s been so much goodness to wrap our ears around!

First cab off the rank was the July 9 release by serial partyboys, Peking Duk. Following on from last year’s Take Me Over, Say My Name reunites the duo with Ben from SAFIA.

It will be interesting to see where this one finishes up in the Hottest 100 their 2014 ranking at Number 2 with ‘High’ 100. Head over to iTunes and grab yourself a copy for less than the price of a takeaway coffee.


Speaking of SAFIA, their latest track, Embracing Me is also hogging its share of Triple J airtime. It’s an interesting switch to a more commercial sound after the curious slow-burner, Counting Sheep.

The fifth single from the local three-piece, the clip also sees further collaboration with Crux Media who brought in some heavy hitters (both in front and behind the camera) to produce the band’s most polished clip to date.


Finally, one to definitely watch is Coda Conduct. They’ve recently released Paint it Gold. Filled with funky horns and biting, rapid-fire lyrics, the track shows that these ladies are definitely on the path to success.

Collaborating with Joseph Timbs, who has also worked with Capslock Collective, they’ve released a fun little clip that shows them sneaking through an op-shop that might look familiar to many Canberrans.


We’re loving all of this. It’s fantastic to see three great acts spreading the Canberra word!