Australia has been quietly and steadily amassing an army of female musical acts that rival any given international star at the moment. While you were busy laughing off the island as a former British prison colony and making jokes about "another shrimp on the barbie" these ladies were studying the craft of music with a passion that is palpable in their art. Kangaroo jokes aside, here's a sheaf of female artists from the world's smallest continent that are on the cusp of making massive moves globally.