These Six New Artist-Curated Music Playlists Are Inspired by Different Victorian Regions
Soundtrack your travels with song selections curated by homegrown acts like Alice Skye, Evelyn Ida Morris and Benny Walker.
June 21, 2022
Next time you're road-tripping through Victoria, you can do so to a soundtrack of homegrown tunes specific to wherever it is you're exploring. It's thanks to a new initiative by Music Victoria and Visit Victoria, which has drawn on local talent to create a series of unique playlists inspired by six of the state's regions.
Hitting your headphones from Tuesday, June 21, to coincide with World Music Day, the playlists invite you to celebrate top-notch Victorian music while you're adventuring around the state.
Each sonic selection is the work of a different band or artist local to that area, curated to reflect its unique energy and cultural diversity. ARIA-nominated Melbourne-based act Evelyn Ida Morris — aka Pikelet — has headed up a playlist dedicated to the metro area, while singer-songwriter Tom Richardson has lent his talents to the Great Ocean Road edition.
Indie-pop-rockers This Way North created the series' High Country curation, Harry Hook is Real dreamed up a selection inspired by his stomping ground of Gippsland and Indigenous singer-songwriter Benny Walker has developed a playlist reflecting the Murray region.
And, originally hailing from Horsham, acclaimed songstress Alice Skye embraced her roots to curate the Grampians playlist, bringing that region to life through sound.
"It's been a real collaboration that manages to bring to life all that is special about the state — the people, the places and the music," Music Victoria CEO Simone Schinkel said in a statement. "With so much local talent here in Victoria, why would you look anywhere else?"
If all that has left you inspired to jump in the car and explore the regions with some specialised tunes pumping through the speakers, you'll find the new playlists available now via Spotify and over at the Visit Victoria website.
Where to start? This newly unveiled silo artwork in Horsham is a great excuse to hit the road and check out Victoria's famed Silo Art Trail.
The Music Victoria x Visit Victoria regional playlists are available on Spotify, accessible via Music Victoria's profile page.
Top Image: Artist Alice Skye