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To celebrate Australia Day, Radio X takes a look at some of the very best acts to come from Down Under....
Brothers Nic and Chris Cester were the backbone of this hard-rockin' Melbourne band, whose biggest hit was 2003's Are You Gonna Be My Girl? Rollover DJ and Look What You've Done were other great tracks from their debut album Get Born. Picture: PA
Perth's psych rock revivalists formed back in 2007, but it wasn't until they released the single Elephant that they made an impression on the wider world.
Signed to the ultra-cool Modular label, the Cutters were originally formed around Melbournian DJ and musician Dan Whitford and released their debut album, Bright Like Neon Love, in 2004. They're released three more albums of electronic rock, including 2008's In Ghost Colours.
The Melbourne DJ collective made a huge splash in 2000 with their debut album Since I Left You, a massive mix of original tunes, memorable samples and scratches. They've yet to follow it up.
The Godfathers of Aussie Rock, the legendary Acca Dacca was formed by brothers Malcolm and Angus Young - two Glaswegians who moved to Sydney in the 60s. Originally featuring the late Bon Scott on vocals (he was replaced after his death in 1980 by Brian Johnson), the band have notched up four decades of no-nonsense, lewd and crude rock 'n' roll.
An acclaimed musical project from Perth, based around songwriter Luke Steele. There were two albums - Lovers (2003) and Personality - One Was A Spider, One Was A Bird (2006) - but Steele's Empire Of The sun project has taken up much of his time since then.
This Sydney rock band formed back in 2004, with Juanita Stein on vocals and her brother Joel on guitar. They have released four albums, the most recent of which is 2014's Heartstrings.
Sydney-based duo Nick Littlemore and Peter Mayes have released five albums of glittering electro-rock, including 2012's Good Morning To The Night, a mash-up of Elton John tracks.
An Aussie supergroup, comprising The Sleepy Jackson's Luke Steele and Nick Littlemore of Pnau. Their self-titled 2008 album raised a few eyebrows, thanks to the outfits the duo wore, which evoked nothing less than some kind of bizarre 1980s fantasy movie.
Drum 'n' bass out of Perth, Western Austrlia… the much-loved Pendulum went on hiatus in 2012, but there are rumblings about a new album in 2014.
Led by vocalist and guitarist Craig Nicholls, Sydney's The Vines made a huge impact with their 2002 debut album Highly Involved, which boasted tracks like Get Free and Homesick. However, a troubled career saw half the band leave in 2011 and Nicholls' Asperger syndrome causing difficulties, although a new album is promised "soon".
Part of the Perth psych-rock revival, alongside Tame Impala (with whom they occasionally share members!), Pond released their debut album, Psychedelic Mango, in 2009. Their sixth album, Man It Feels Like Space Again, is due any time soon.
When they released their debut 7" (I'm) Stranded in September 1976, The Saints became the first band outside the US to issue a "punk" single. The Brisbane act were hugely influential, but the original line-up split in '78, leaving Chris Bailey to continue the name and guitarist Ed Kuepper to forge a solo career. Picture: Getty
Fronted by the charismatic singer Michael Hutchence, INXS became Australia's biggest musical export on the release of their 1987 album, Kick. The following decade saw them notch up more sales and acclaim, but the death of Hutchence in 1997 almost finished the band. They've continued, however, using other singers, including one picked from a talent show. Photo: Press Association
The Sydney-based trio - featuring Andrew Stockdale on guitar and vocals - released their debut album in 2005, and featured the classic track Woman. They've released two more albums: 2009's Cosmic Egg and New Crown in 2014. Photo: Press Association
Formed in Sydney in 1980, the duo of the late Chrissy Amphlett and Mark McEntee were best known for their rather rude 1990 hit I Touch Myself. Yes, it's about exactly what you think it is. Photo: Press Association
Best known for their politically-charged 1987 single Beds Are Burning (about returning land to the Aboriginal people), singer Peter Garrett later became a member of the Australian Labor Party and was appointed Minister Of The Environment in 2007. Photo: Press Association
The electronica duo of Julian Hamilton and Kim Moyes have released three albums and countless remixes across their decade-long career. Their latest album is 2012's Pacifica and they're signed to the super-cool Aus label, Modular.
The Sydney-based psych-dance band released one of 2013's best albums, their debut Howlin'.
Formed in Brisbane in 1989, the band released seven albums between '94 and 2009, five of which went to Number 1 in Australia. They split in 2010, much to the anguish of Aussie rock fans.
The dark master of Australian rock, Cave made his debut in the punk/goth outfit The Birthday Party back in 1978. The band dissolved in 1983, leaving Cave to form The Bad Seeds, who have released 15 albums. 1996's Murder Ballads saw him team up with another Australian icon - Kylie Minogue.
The Gurge hail from Brisbane and have been together since 1993. One of Australia's most-loved rock bands, they released their eighth studio album, Dirty Pop Fantasy, in 2013.