View Full Version : Guitars and Didgeridoos

2008-06-01, 08:27 AM
The music I've found I'm enjoying the most recently is folk influenced metal, rock and punk. The blending of various culture's folk music (usually Celtic for me, but I'm also partial to Spanish or Aussie influences) with the more modern styles just works. Something that it started me thinking on however, has been more difficult to find; any sort of metal, rock or punk music that was influenced by the various styles of Aboriginal music in Australia.

So, good people of the boards, do you know of any bands that do this? Clapsticks and didgeridoo in the midst of the music? Or in fact, any metal, rock or punk music influenced by, and incorporating the traditional styles of the country? Not just punk with bagpipes (don't get me wrong, I love this type and listen to it regularly) but things like the above mentioned didgeridoos, or maybe you know of a gamelan-using punk band. I'm looking for the weird and wonderful, but unfortunately this seems hard to find.

So... any suggestions?:smallwink:

2008-06-01, 09:13 AM
I saw a band at a festival once that had an electric didgeridoo... That was awesome.
Cindy Lawper (sp?), I think it was, did a song, I think called "Dreamtime" or somesuch that had a lot of it.
Umm... I know there's another band, non-Australian, that has a surprisingly large amount of didge. Can't remember it, though, sorry.
You're right, there's not nearly enough Aboriginal music around :smallannoyed:
Also: Mongolian (or Tibetan, or whatever) throat-singing. Awesome.

2008-06-01, 09:19 AM
Turisas, they have an accordion. And big swords.

And they have a cover of a 70s dance song.

Battle! Metal!

Moff Chumley
2008-06-01, 11:39 AM
I don't know about folk metal, but I saw a jazz group last night consisting of an electric didgeredoo, two drums, a pair of wind controllers, and electric stand up bass with a wah pedal, and a piano. That was pretty epic.

And, when looking for odd music, bear in mind: "We're Primus, and we suck."

Jack Squat
2008-06-01, 04:40 PM
Needfire: Main Site (http://needfire.com)
When I get there (http://youtube.com/watch?v=A83Cq_FY4pI)
Young, Free, and Celtic/Some song I don't know the name of (http://youtube.com/watch?v=gc2q460zT_c&feature=related)
Alma the Younger (played by someone else) (http://youtube.com/watch?v=k_YuKr6iAq8)
Jig for Alma (http://youtube.com/watch?v=QWFhutGaUow)

Myspace Site ( http://www.myspace.com/needfiremusic)

Seven Nations:[/url] Main Site (http://sevennations.com)
Last Call (http://youtube.com/watch?v=AUeSKH1oRak&feature=related) (Bad quality)
This Season (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ofNTeY9XSpY&feature=related)
Up To Me (http://youtube.com/watch?v=UpiYSHRPudc)
Under the Milky Way (http://youtube.com/watch?v=AEXcn3iWUzA&feature=related) (bad quality)

Myspace Site ( http://www.myspace.com/sevennations)

[b]Gaelic Storm: Main Site (http://gaelicstorm.com)
The One (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TuRjO8WbgT8) (Crappy fan vid)
Johnny Tarr (http://youtube.com/watch?v=UxJ0ctpZhaI) (with different openings)
I Miss My Home (http://youtube.com/watch?v=TER8qINS0x4)
Born to be a Bachelor (http://youtube.com/watch?v=7_FGt8KKHWA&feature=related)

Myspace Site ( http://www.myspace.com/gaelicstorm)

I can keep going if you like :tongue:

2008-06-02, 12:32 AM
It seems the band I was trying to think of is Jamiroquai, especially their album Travelling Without Moving I think.

2008-06-02, 12:38 AM
I can only think of three Aussie bands, and can't ever remember hearing Men at Work, AC/DC, or Little River Band ever use didgeridoos.

I love gamelan music, but I've never heard anyone do anything with it either, outside of, you know, traditional gamelan music.

2008-06-02, 08:49 AM
Not Cindy! Kate Bush! Sorry, get them mixed up far too much <.<

2008-06-02, 09:37 AM
Well, they don't use a didg, but I think Tuatha de Danaan would be right up your alley. They're a metal band from Brazil, but they think they're Irish. They're the best example of folk metal I've ever seen.


I should warn you that they aren't very big, and so they don't have a big budget for videos. The song in that video is called "Dance of the Little Ones," but they could only afford one midget. It's still a good song to listen to though.

You should also check out is Schandmaul. I don't know them as well so I'll refrain from suggesting any individual songs.

2008-06-04, 01:43 AM
Thanks for the suggestions (really liking what I've seen of Needfire especially), I shall continue in my valiant search! (and getting other people to look for me)