Billy Joel will play at Madison Square Gardens once a month until he dies. Presently, Melbourne’s most restaurant band are Ostraaly. Their country ‘n northern shambling jangle draws on bush-walking, the country songbook and the way of all flesh in compact toe-tappin and heartbreakin fashion. Prolific songwriter Katharine Daly has all the wry politicking of The Mekons, the astute nerviness of Mayo Thompson and Judee Sill’s plaintive god-fearing and god-wanting, and delivers with a high and wild yodel. 2016’s Luggs was recorded as a duo, with another record on the way.. Live, they scrap and scrounge with ersatz Velvets guitar and thrumbling rhythms. Ostraaly band 2019.