Sydney band The Holidays have announced they’ll be taking their dreamy, palm tree jams on the road again with a national headline tour in April.
– Post Paradise (Bonus Track Version)
|The band’s self produced, debut album Post Paradise, has proven to be a critic’s favourite and ended last year picking up The Age EG award for ‘Best Album’ and landing the year’s final Triple J Feature Album. The album also received “Album of the Week” in Drum Media, Beat Magazine, BMA Mag & The Brag, while Post Paradise has already delivered alternative radio favourites Broken Bones, Golden Sky and Moonlight Hours.|
Since its inception in 2004, the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival has become synonymous, as they say, with hot summer days, awesome locations and diverse, forward-thinking line-ups filled to overflowing with vital, surprising bands. Favouring cutting edge talent over mainstream success, Laneway has consistently delivered compelling, boundary-pushing acts to discerning punters and next year’s event will continue that tradition.
In 2011, Laneway returns to the disparate yet uniformly gorgeous metropolitan settings of Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Auckland. Whether the backdrop is an historic sandstone courtyard, a riverbed overlooking the city or a tree-lined laneway a stone’s throw from the CBD, we guarantee a day of musical discovery and revelry that‘ll be as scenic as it will be memorable.
Next year’s event will also feature a stage co-programmed by our friends at The Windish Agency (Chicago) and Eat Your Own Ears (London). These two tastemakers are among the most respected in their territories and their involvement reflects both their close association with the Laneway Festival and our commitment to uncovering the freshest artists from every corner of the globe. Speaking of global, stay tuned for news on Laneway Festival’s official launch into Asia later this year!
The Laneway Festival is pleased to announce that its association with Young Care, an organisation which works to provide choice in care and accommodation options for over 700,000 young Australians who need it. All gold coin donations made at the festival will go directly towards Young Care.
And now, for the line-up. The A-Z of the most important, exciting acts of this year and next. Behold:
!!! (Chk Chk Chk) – THE ANTLERS – ARIEL PINK’S HAUNTED GRAFFITI – BEACH HOUSE – BEAR IN HEAVEN – BLONDE REDHEAD – CLOUD CONTROL – CUT COPY – DEERHUNTER – FOALS – GOTYE – THE HOLIDAYS – HOLY FUCK – JENNY & JOHNNY – LES SAVY FAV – LOCAL NATIVES – MENOMENA – PVT – RAT vs POSSUM (excluding Perth) – STORNOWAY – TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB – VIOLENT SOHO – WARPAINT – WORLD’S END PRESS YEASAYER
TICKETS FOR ALL AUSTRALIAN SHOWS ON SALE WEDNESDAY 20TH OCTOBER, 9am
Head to www.lanewayfestival.com.au to book online or call 1300 369 882
A very limited amount of Melbourne tickets will be available from POLYESTER RECORDS
MONDAY 31 JANUARY 2011 – AUCKLAND
Aotea Square, 303 Queen Street. Auckland Central (beside the Auckland Town Hall)
New Zealanders will experience their second Laneway Festival in the newly revamped Aotea Square (Auckland city’s new premier civic open space). The square itself is perfect for Laneway, with room to fit stalls, stages and audience comfortably, and more space and atmosphere than ever. Punters will have access to two different stages, enough amenities to cater for those wanting to wander between the stages or stay in front of their favourite all day, plus local arts showcases and delicious cuisine.
FRIDAY 4 FEBRUARY 2011 – BRISBANE
Alexandria St off St Paul’s Terrace, Fortitude Valley (Twilight event)
Returning to the tree-lined streets of Alexandria Street in Queensland’s creative hub, Fortitude Valley, music lovers can check out their favourite bands in a casual friendly atmosphere. Kicking off in the early afternoon, the 2011 event will introduce an extra stage so you can watch bands inside, outside, on a car park, or on the street. The Festival will again feature local designer markets and loads of food stalls. Result.
SATURDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2011 – MELBOURNE
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC)
In 2010 we found a beautiful home for Melbourne’s Laneway Festival in the fabulous surrounds of Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC), and we’re staying put in 2011 to bring you more of a good thing. An oasis in the heart of the (greater) city just two train stops from the CBD, and set on the banks of the Maribyrnong river with the city as a backdrop, the site is the perfect spot to check out your favourite bands. Teaming up again with our friends at Footscray Community Arts Centre, we’ve managed to make the space a little bigger, the day a little longer and the grass a little greener. There will be more amenities, more food, more (free!) trains and more music than ever! Again, there will be three very different stages to wander to and from or settle in front of all day, plus local arts showcases and cuisine.
A fresh cultural hotspot, Footscray is an area of Melbourne that’s fast becoming renowned for its grass-roots arts community (FCAC is a mecca for original contemporary community-based art). It’s perfectly in line with Laneway’s continuing support of the unique and undiscovered, and we’re extremely excited to be hosting the Festival there again. The feeling is mutual: “We’re thrilled to co-present the Melbourne edition of the fabulous St Jerome’s Laneway Festival in 2011. Last year’s Festival was amazing and we can’t wait to welcome back thousands of music-loving fans to our beautiful arts centre for some more FootscraZy fun” (Jennifer Barry, Director and CEO, FCAC).
SUNDAY 6 FEBRUARY 2011 – SYDNEY
Sydney College of the Arts (SCA), Rozelle
The gorgeous setting of the historic courtyards of the SCA in Rozelle made for a pretty special festival in 2010 (not to mention some fairly stunning photos). We are thrilled to be returning to the sandstone buildings in 2011, bringing with us more fine food outlets and amenities to make your day as comfortable as possible.
The SCA is set in the pristine grounds of Callan Park and is a short cab, light rail or bus ride from Sydney’s CBD.
Friday 11 FEBRUARY 2011 – ADELAIDE
Fowler’s Live, North Terrace (Twilight event)
Adelaide punters can expect a certain level of intimacy with the kinds of bands that don’t often get to their fair city when the Laneway Festival returns to the iconic Adelaide venue, Fowler’s Live. Located among the towering urban surrounds of the University of SA (City West campus) it is one of the most intimate Laneway sites. The addition of extra catering and shady hang out areas, plus a second outdoor stage in Fenn Place – original site of the Fringe Outdoor Stages in the early 90’s – increases the space of Adelaide Laneway without affecting the friendly Fowler’s Live based intimacy.
With a strictly limited capacity, the Laneway Festival promises an unforgettable experience within the tree-lined courtyard of Fowler’s Live.
Saturday 12 FEBRUARY 2011 – PERTH*
Perth Cultural Centre, Northbridge
In 2011, Laneway will again take over the Perth Cultural Centre however there will be some pretty nifty changes to last year’s layout. To accommodate the newly developed Wetlands, the local stage will now move to a special stage in the brand new Urban Orchard, which will house the cream of WA’s musical talent. The main stage will move from the Museum Stage to the Francis St stage. In other words, the Laneway Perth site will be bigger and better than in previous years.
*subject to council approval
Visit: Laneway Festival website for full festival details.
Sydney foursome The Holidays’ debut album, Post Paradise, may have been a long time coming, but it has absolutely been worth the wait.
Post Paradise (Bonus Track Version) – The Holidays
|The band commenced writing the album early last year and a metamorphosis of sorts gradually began to take place. They’ve left behind the simplicity of their earlier indie guitar sound and took aboard new influences where both the groove and layers were equally as rewarding as the glistening pop hooks. A steady guiding hand also came from one of the country’s premier mixers, Tony Espie (Avalanches, Midnight Juggernauts, Cut Copy).|
On first listen brand new single Broken Bones is as unassuming as a late summer stroll but then consistently uncovers more and more layers to reveal a luscious, tropical experience.
Continue reading The Holidays – Debut Album Release & National Headline Tour – October 2010
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The Frontier Touring Company, in association with the University of Canberra’s entertainment division UC LIVE!, are thrilled to announce the lineup for this year’s hotly anticipated Stonefest festival scheduled for Saturday 30 October 2010 and held on the University’s grounds.
The addition of Frontier Touring as festival co-promoters is sure to add to the magnitude of the festival. This year sees Frontier celebrating its 30th year of operation and 500th tour. Frontier Touring are extremely pleased to be a part of the venerable Stonefest festival in 2010.
Stonefest has previously hosted an array of highly reputable local and international artists including Cut Copy, The Waifs, Paul Kelly (2007), Faker, Grinspoon, The Dandy Warhols (2008), Josh Pyke, Children Collide, British India, The Living End and Birds of Tokyo (2009). Continue reading STONEFEST 2010 @ University of Canberra – lineup announcement!
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|Here it is, the official first line-up announcement for Parklife 2010. We’ve mentioned it before, but it’s their tenth birthday this year, and it looks like the celebrations are set to go off with a bang. As promised, there are quite a few surprises on the roster of artists announced so far, with organisers paying closer attention to the more indie/alternative-inspired musical tastes of their punters, as well as packing in a whole bunch of more traditionally Parklife-y electro and hip hop acts.|
Lollapalooza 2010 is set to take place from August 6-8 2010 at Chicago’s Grant Park.
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As it stands now, the complete Lollapalooza 2010 bill looks like this:
Soundgarden, Green Day, Lady Gaga, Arcade Fire, The Strokes, Phoenix, Social Distortion, MGMT, Jimmy Cliff, Hot Chip, the Black Keys, the National, Spoon, Devo, Cypress Hill, Cut Copy, The New Pornographers, Erykah Badu, Slightly Stoopid, Grizzly Bear, Gogol Bordello, Chromeo, Wolfmother, Yeasayer, X Japan, MUTEMATH, Metric, Dirty Projectors, AFI, Mavis Staples, Matt & Kim, the xx, Drive-By Truckers, Blues Traveler
Continue reading Soundgarden, Green Day, Arcade Fire head Lollapalooza 2010
Interview by Stuart Blythe
We caught up with Fredrik Saroea, lead singer of Norwegian punk funk band DataRock ahead of their Australian tour.
LMM: Your tour is in support of your latest release cd, can you tell us a little about the album?
Fredrik Saroea: The album is the best to happen mankind since the C64 and the international means to get through the financial recession.
LMM: How would you compare the album to your previous recordings?
Fredrik Saroea: It’s just the same, but better in all ways.
LMM: The “Give It Up” video looks like a lot of fun, how did that come about?
Fredrik Saroea: It came to us on a drunken evening but took a hell of a lot of work to make into a video. You won’t believe how many people were involved. And it’s filmed on location at the middle of the night, mid winters in freezing minus degrees. Even the stupid ass dancing became quite a challenge. And we’re doing this in front of a very serious choreographer surrounded by professional Swedish dancers and a big ass film crew. Next time we wanna pay tribute to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, “Beat It” & “Bad”, Toto’s “Rosanna”, Coppola’s “Rumble Fish”, Broadway’s musicals, “West Side Story” from ’61 and Romeo & Juliette, please stop us!
Continue reading Interview with Fredrik Saroea – Datarock
Roll up! Roll up! Rock ’n’ roll ringmaster SERJ TANKIAN has donned his top hat and will be cracking the whip at BIG DAY OUT 2009. The System of a Down front man has gone solo with the multi-layered album Elect the Dead. Backed by his band the FCC, TANKIAN’s show is a vaudevillian explosion – part comedic, part heart-attack serious. A showman like no other, SERJ TANKIAN is guaranteed to bring the drama at BIG DAY OUT this summer. (ALL SHOWS)
BIG DAY OUT is dedicated to providing good times. And to help us do this in 2009, we’ve called on the band dubbed Boston’s answer to the Ramones – the legendary DROPKICK MURPHYS. This loud, raucous and chaotic seven-piece Celtic punk combo hits the stage with one goal: to play music that creates an all-for-one, one-for-all environment where everyone is encouraged to participate, sing along, and have a good time. Sounds good to us! So let the good times roll with DROPKICK MURPHYS at BIG DAY OUT 2009. (ALL SHOWS)
BIG DAY OUT 2009
THE OFFICIAL FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT
With the global economy on the brink of collapse, what better time to ask people to hand over their hard earned money to escape the world for a day.
And who better to prove to you that investing in music is safer and returns much more than banks any day: the man who has seen it all, Neil Young.
This is a proud moment for BDO. After 17 years of producing the most dynamic, entertaining and challenging event we possibly can, this year’s shows promise to stand out from all others.
From the dynamic sounds of Arctic Monkeys or the lush depth of TV on the Radio to the wealth of great local talent or the welcome return of the Prodigy, the world’s biggest travellin’ circus will be once again back on the road next January.
We are also working on making sure the Melbourne site is green, has shade and offers the level of enjoyment you deserve. Drought or no drought.
So come and join us for just one day. We hope the first announcement will satisfy your musical needs, but for those who need more, there will be a second announcement in November…
|BIG DAY OUT is honoured to announce the arrival of one of those rare modern musicians for whom the term “legend” is more under than over-statement: NEIL YOUNG. At a prolific phase of his 40-year-plus career, YOUNG is leading his band through eclectic set lists, picking from 2008’s Chrome Dreams II, delving into classics like Hey Hey, My My, and venting his activist’s spleen on Let’s Impeach the President. Witness the many faces of a true rock icon, NEIL YOUNG at BIG DAY OUT 2009. All shows|