The Buckleys - Photo By Francisco Tavoni

Favorite Things – Suggestions from The Buckleys – An Australian Hippie Country Band

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They may be a small family “hippie country” band, but the Buckleys have gained acclaim in Australia, and we have no doubt they’ll be making waves soon in the United States.

The band — comprised of siblings Molly, Sarah, and Lachlan — recently released “Money,” a sunny C&W tune that will align nicely with beer-swiggin’, pool-partyin’ summer days.

While the band admits to “kinda lik[ing]” the “jingle-jangle-jingle” of “change burning in [their] pocket,” we wanted to know what was really important to them.

Below are some of the Buckleys’ favorite things.

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MY FAVORITE MOVIE, AND WHY

Molly: Oh, of course The Blues Brothers! We were all raised on it, mum and dad always said “you can watch the blues brothers but don’t do what Jake and Elwood did!”… Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, James Brown, and so many more amazing artists are in it, so I think mum and dad just wanted to show us that musical legacy. “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Jailhouse Rock” and “Minnie the Moocher” were some of the first songs we ever learnt.

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MY FAVORITE BOOK, AND WHY

Sarah: Well, I have just started reading Face It by Debbie Harry of Blondie. And I’m loving it so far… I loved Blondie’s music already and she’s such an icon and represents this beautiful femininity but also is this badass, strong, punk singing about things that female singers didn’t really sing about back then. She’s such an important figure both in music and as a woman in the public arena.

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A PLACE I WANT TO VISIT, AND WHY

Lachlan: A place that I so desperately want/need to visit is New Orleans! The rich history of blues, funk, and soul is something myself and my family have always loved! As well as the food we’ve seen on cooking shows!! Our Dad [Mick Buckley of The Radiators] toured through New Orleans with Sarah and I as toddlers and Molly in Mum’s belly. Apparently everyone loved it and had an absolute blast, however it would help if us toddlers remembered anything.

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Molly Buckley - The Buckleys - Favorite Outfit

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MY FAVORITE OUTFIT, AND WHY 

Molly: My favorite would be the velvet powersuit I wore at the Golden Guitar Awards (above) … This was a very fun outfit.

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Images Courtesy of The Buckleys and Universal/uME’s partnership with Petrol Records; Lead-In Photograph by Francisco Tavoni