If you’ve already burned through all the music-related stuff on Netflix and Stan during lockdown, boy do we have news for you. Mint Condition, a new short Aussie drama series set in a Fitzroy record store, is available to stream from today.
The show stars Sibylla Budd (The Secret Life of Us) as Audrey, a single mum who opens a record store. Mint Condition follows Audrey as she navigates dysfunctional family life, washed-up rocker Vince Taylor and her love for vinyl. The series co-stars Gary Sweet (House Husbands), Bernard Curry (Wentworth), Damien Richardson (Neighbours) and newcomer Grace Champion.
Best of all, Mint Condition features original music from a handful of Melbourne’s best indie bands. The soundtrack includes #1 Dads, Romeo Moon, Cold Gold, Astral Skulls and many more.
“We want the audience to really love the diversity of these great songs and get a good feel for the live music scene and the music community that we have in Melbourne,” co-producer and music supervisor, Lyndelle Wilkinson, said in a statement.
“Even though we are all currently in lockdown, we want to bring that passion for local music to the audience while we are currently unable to go out and be a part of it.”
“Right now we have a huge opportunity to showcase this incredible community and comfort each other with what we have and remind ourselves how lucky we are.”
The series was filmed in Melbourne late last year, and features some of Melbourne’s best-loved spots for music lovers. Filming locations included Oh Jean Records in Fitzroy, Bakehouse Studios, Red Betty Bar in Brunswick and PBS FM in Collingwood.
Head to the Mint Condition website to watch the five-episode series. You can also find the series on Apply TV, Roku, iOs, Android and Chromecast.