Here come the Ladies of Oz!

25 Mar

March Madness! I recently stumbled across these two gals from Australia, oh so different but connected all the same.

Sarah Humphreys

This is Sheryl Crow channeling ‘You’re So Vain’ Carly Simon. The stanza starting at 1:26 is one of the most jarring and brutally honest set of lyrics I’ve heard in a long while. Brave, defiant, raw, and brilliant.

 

Courtney Barnett

Slacker grunge meets modern street poet. This is the saddest/wittiest song about houseshopping in existence (shall we say it has cornered that small market?) If you are a thirty something who has ever had the (dis)pleasure of looking for a home, you will relate.

 

And here she is channeling a little Nirvana by way of fellow countrymen the Vines:

 

Both of these musicians are independant, and making a go of things without major label support. Too talented to be Unsung!

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