Tinpan Orange are an Indie folk band from Melbourne, Australia. They formed in 2005 after they were discovered busking on the streets of Darwin, Australia. The band is a trio of musicians, made up of Emily Lubitz as the lead singer and guitarist, with her brother Jesse Lubitz as guitarist and Alex Burkoy as a violinist. The band’s style is heavily stylised folk music, combined with romanticism.
Their debut album, Aroona Palace features Harry Angus and Ollie McGill of The Cat Empire. Their second album, Death, Love & Buildings features Renee Geyer.In 2012, lead vocalist Emily Lubitz provided the vocals for Dumb Ways to Die, a public service announcement campaign by Metro Trains Melbourne that quickly became a viral Internet hit, with over 130 million YouTube views. They gained public attention with the release of the single "Barcelona", which received major radio airtime in Australia on Triple J. Their most recent track "Love is a Dog," reached #16 on the AIR Charts, while receiving positive reviews in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.They have been nominated and won music awards in their native Australia, including the Triple J Unearthed award in 2013. To date they have released five albums, including Aroona Palace (2005), Death, Love & Buildings (2007), The Bottom of the Lake (2009), Over the Sun (2012) and Love is a Dog (2016).