I am grateful to Daniel Wylie for pointing me in the direction of the Go-Betweens. On the strength of his advice I have bought The Best of the go - Betweens and their outstanding album 16 Lovers Lane with the top single Streets of Your Town.
I will need to delve a bit deeper but it seems the band was basically a duo of Australians Grant McLennan and Robert Foster augmented over the years by various musicians some permanent and some not so. McLennan sadly died of a heart attack in 2006 at a very young 39.
Here are a couple of links: