An ’80s Australian indie rock band you should have heard of: the Arctic Circles.

Australian ‘80s indie rock band the Arctic Circles never made a huge impact and remain mired in obscurity, but their two records (the single “Angel” in 1985, the mini-LP Time in 1987 featuring “Wasp”) were well-received, did okay on an indie level and you couldn’t get away from them on public radio. The style is the ‘60s garage punk stuff popular in Australia at the time. Still sounds pretty fresh in 2016.

(There are at least two other bands of this name. This is the right one.)

The audio linked here is from Final Audio Blast, the swan song compilation LP put out by the label they were on, Mr Spaceman. They’re about the best of it.

They also had three tracks on Cooking With George Mark Too (a compilation that made its few good bands sound bad and that nobody appears to have bothered ripping) and did a 7″ in 2015, which I haven’t heard.

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