The Ugly Australian Underground?
In Australia, there is a heavily networked multi-city DIY music scene – an ‘underground’ – that largely rejects the label of ‘indie’ and distances itself from Triple J and other media outlets that have been allegedly central to ‘supporting’ youth culture. In his book containing 50 interviews with bands in the scene, Jimi Kritzler has called this the Ugly Australian Underground.
Evelyn Ida Morris, who sometimes performs under the name Pikelet, made a Facebook post about the writing out of females in the ‘scene’ and the shabby treatment of the few females included in the book. The post garnered over 650 responses. She then wrote a piece for The Lifted Brow, ‘Noise in our Heads’:
‘Although my post was in reference to Noise in My Head, it was intended as and expression of exasperation about something far more insidious and pervasive that has…
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