MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 1 – Aussie Indie

Remember how I said I was working on a surprise? Yeah, well this is it.

I was sick of seeing other blogs giving away cool music while mine didn’t. So I decided I’d go around and find a tonne of bands who would let me use their music in a mixtape. I want to do this legally and do the right thing by the bands. So I sent out e-mails to many a manager and band, asking for permission to use their songs in a free mixtape. Quite a few didn’t reply, but many did. For which I am quite grateful.

So as a consequence of this, I now proudly present to you the first volume of my On The Tune Mixtape. As you’ve probably noticed, this one is themed around Australian independent bands, but future ones may not be themed at all. We’ll see how it goes.


1. Kill Teen Angst – Gen Y

2. Lovers of Modern Art – I Got The Shakes

3. Goodnight Owl – Maps & Compasses

4. Faux Pas – Chasing Waterfalls

5. Guineafowl – Botanist

6. Kid Sam – We’re Mostly Made of Water

7. Emperors – Favourite Colours

8. The Weekend People – Mascara

9. The Good China – All Nothing

10. Polaroid Fame – Face Off

11. Elgen and Johnny Utah – When The Rain Hits ft. Steve Hollins

12. Sleep Decade – Colour In Between The Lines

13. Tyrian Dawn – Colours to the Mast

14. The Jezabels – Hurt Me


This had been downloaded at least 250 odd times before it was taken down. Why? Because apparently it contained artists like The Black Eyed Peas and Rihanna. Clearly, it does not.
Thanks for that IFPI. You also seem to be ignoring my e-mails regarding the matter. This is why bloggers who operate legitimately and legally with regard for musicians get annoyed with you.

The above is the re-uploaded version everyone.

Size: 68.46 mb

Don’t know how to unzip stuff? Download 7zip here.
Don’t know which download link to click? I don’t know what .msi files are either. Do you use Windows? Try this one.

Just a quick shout-out to all the artists/managers for allowing me to use these tracks! I really appreciate it.

Also; feel free to (in fact, please) spread the word about the mixtape! Just link back to my blog post here. Thanks!

I’ll see you guys in 3 weeks! Most likely. Unless I get some spare time.


14 thoughts on “MIXTAPE: On The Tune Mixtape Vol. 1 – Aussie Indie

  1. Awesome! I’ll download it once my internet is working properly. And good job with being legal :)

    Good luck with your exams. Maybe you should treat yourself to a visit to Jb hi-fi once they’re over…

  2. Haha, cheers.
    And thanks, you too if you have them soon. Haha, I wouldn’t mind that. But not only is the nearest quite a way away, but I still have quite a bit of music to listen to that I haven’t yet. And I need to save my money too. :(

  3. Hey man love what your doing here, Im starting a company called Danny Champion Productions that works with unsigned and up and coming bands like these to use their music in films and productions so great to get a list of new indie tunes. Love me some Emperors too


  4. Mine are in seven weeks, but school started in Febuary. I have heaps of music to listen to too, but I have the problem of working near two CDs stores. Not a good combo. That said, I did buy a few today because it’s record store and all (lame excuse, I know).

    If you’re after a good band to listen to when you’re studying, I highly recommend The Firekites. They’re laid back and have instrumental track but they’re also interesting enough to keep you reasonably awake. Skipping Girl Vinegar are also great.

    1. 7 weeks?! Lucky.
      What’d you buy today?
      Yeah I checked out Skipping Girl Vinegar, they sound pretty good. So do The Firekites. I like studying to post-rock stuff, so I don’t get distracted by the lyrics.

  5. I don’t listen to much post-rock. What do you recommend?
    I bought “Zounds” by Dappled Cities for $10 and a Camille album for $2 and a Lazy Susan album for $2 as well.
    I love my local second hand CD store so much. They also had a whole heap of radiohead singles/EPs which I might get when I have more cash. I still can’t get amnesiac to play though :(

    1. Aww okay, that sucks. Umm, I don’t have a whole heap of it, but try “Takk…” by Sigur Ros. Or The Rescue by Explosions in the Sky, which you can download for free off their website.

  6. hey thanks for this, found it through legalfreedownloads @ tumblr. these bands are exactly up my alley, or atleast the alley I’m currently walking through. so yeah, you’ve been bookmarked (:

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