Birds Of Tokyo fill us in on their favourite summer jams

Birds Of Tokyo
(Image credit: Cybele Malinowski)

Picture this: it's a scorching hot summer's day (or for the Queenslanders among us, any day of the week), you've got the car packed with mates, tinnies and towels, and you're en route to the beach with the stereo cranked as high as it goes. There ain't a cloud in the sky, nor a negative thought in your noggin. You're soaking up the sun and making the most of life – and the tunes! Good goddamn, how the tunes are pumping!

But the ultimate question looms: what are those tunes, exactly? The playlist at hand can make or break the whole day's vibe – you better make sure you've stocked up on the anthems, because all of your mates are keen to get their heads banging and their fists pumping, and they're counting on you to get them there! 

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Ellie Robinson
Editor-at-Large, Australian Guitar Magazine

Ellie Robinson is an Australian writer, editor and dog enthusiast with a keen ear for pop-rock and a keen tongue for actual Pop Rocks. Her bylines include music rag staples like NME, BLUNT, Mixdown and, of course, Australian Guitar (where she also serves as Editor-at-Large), but also less expected fare like TV Soap and Snowboarding Australia. Her go-to guitar is a Fender Player Tele, which, controversially, she only picked up after she'd joined the team at Australian Guitar. Before then, Ellie was a keyboardist – thankfully, the AG crew helped her see the light…