I always kind of summarised The Whitlams as the Australian version of R.E.M.. Though that’s possibly because I got the two confused when I was a wee lad. Having said that, they do share an affinity in branching out with the music they perform and record, so perhaps it’s not entirely a fabrication of the madness within my head! They haven’t had a heck of a lot of exposure in the international market though, so maybe this post will catapult them to previously unheard of levels of fame and fortune.

Anyway, this is one of their more famous tunes. Perhaps you can hear why that is, too: it’s entirely bitchin’, and yet another example of fine, Australian rock.

Royal in the Afternoon by The Whitlams on Grooveshark