Fellow Melburnian here. The band in this playlist may have been TOO famous for anyone to know who they were. Well.. that is, if you lived in Kew or Camberwell as a teenager between 1999 and 2004 you might have heard of them. Melbourne for life!
https://open.spotify.com/track/596aSuKYTYMcSCETAeVMRW?si=ZrVyodYAQnactOZnuE_fkw The album art for "Sugar Pills" was taken on the rooftops of New York City, more specifically on top of my work on West 46th St. I work there with my dad in the summer, I wrote the lyrics for "Sugar Pills" on my lunch breaks. The pop music coming out of Manhattan is very polished and fake. I thought I would take that idea and turn the song darker and explosive in the chorus and soft and polished in the verses. Sugar Pills is a play on the "Placebo Effect" which is ironic because I feel like very where I go in the city someone is popping a pill or taking some sort of drug. This song would be part of the "Underground Scene" in Manhattan.
For being a small town it has had some really successful musicians. The band Poison (3,204,775) went to Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, PA. It is literally across the street from my mom's house. CV has had plenty of famous athletes too but that's for another forum.
The band Fuel (1,370,884) is from Mechanicsburg, PA. My brother used to listen to them jam in the Mechanicsburg Underground sound (Most would classify Harrisburg PA as the "city" closest to Mechanicsburg where musicians would play in the more popular night life scene but with a grand population of like 49,000 people, the capital of Pennsylvania is one of the smallest capitals in the USA.