Hi everyone! Name’s Louis and I’m one-third of the band Donnarumma. We’re a couple of hopeless romantics, dancing and bopping around on stage. We love our Buckley, Arcade Fire and our Nina Simone. However, let’s take a look at some sick Australian acts that been influencing us over the past year.
Song 1: Atlas Drowned – Gang Of Youths
Being introduced to Gang Of Youths single Magnolia earlier this year, I’m absolutely hooked on them. Atlas Drowned is freaking punchy and so keen to see their new album. Definitely one of my main influences for Donnarumma going forward.
Song 2: Bitter – MANE
Pretty cheeky of us as both bassist Anthony and I play in this band, but MANE is one of our favourite humans in the Adelaide scene. Showing individuality with her sound and beautiful songwriting.
Song 3: L.A Dream – Julia Jacklin
Way back in the day, Julia Jacklin and I played at a strange open mic night at a very questionable pub to about four people. I’m over the moon with her success and with her debut album, she bloody deserves it! At this gig she played L.A Dream, this song really brings me back to that moment. What a woman.
Song 4: Pedestrian At Best – Courtney Barnett
Yes, I’m a Courtney Barnett fan, get over it.
Song 5: Do The Stomp – The Snowdroppers
This is one of bassist Anthony’s favourite Australian blues rock bands, the foundation in his playing all stems back to The Snowdroppers. It’s sad that they’ll be calling it a day later this year. Definitely check them out before it’s too late.
Song 6: You Cannot Call For Love Like A Dog – Holy Holy
This Arcade Fire-inspired track is brilliant and Jesus Christ the solo on here is crazy.
Song 7: Hold You Up – Timberwolf
Another Adelaide-born artist, Timberwolf, shows diversity through his collection of singles and EPs, ranging from folk and cruisey ’70s rock. What a talented megababe he is!
Song 8: Literally Baby – Ball Park Music
Me and drummer Max love this song. Probably because of its ridiculousness and the fact that it’s full of character.
Song 9: You’re A Fucking Joke – Bec Sandridge
Anthony and I were fortunate enough to met Bec and her band at Nannup Music Festival in WA this year. She’s an incredible human and this song has loads of sass, which I love.