The Australian Record Industry Awards will be handed out on Tuesday night, and Canberra duo Peking Duk are in line for a couple of gongs. It got us thinking about some of Canberra's best musical exports from across the decades.
From chart-topping singles to satirical music videos, we've compiled a list of some memorable Canberra-born bands and artists that prove small cities can indeed boast impressive (and amusing) music scenes.
The Falling Joys, which formed in Canberra in 1983, could often be seen rockin' it out at the Australian National University in the late 1980s, though they didn't release their hit single Lock It until they moved to Sydney. Rolling Stone called them one of "Australia's most promising acts" of the era around the time they took home the most popular independent act at the 1993 Australian Music Awards.
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