"It is a symbol of Irish art. The cracked lookingglass of a servant." -- James Joyce
Australian music really seems to be stuck in a different era. Tuning into the music of Gotye on radio, one thinks that they are playing retro music.It's like Australian singers were sent back into the 1970s and 1980s and their music time travels to the present.
I didn't know they were Australian, but the first time I heard this, it was the chorus that was on -- the verses do not sound quite as much like The Police, I admit -- and I swear, I thought "This is a pretty nice song by The Police -- funny I've never heard it before."