With his commanding new album Smoke Fire Hope Desire set to drop this Friday, September 16 via Dew Process/UMA, Harts is cranking the hype and volume up to 11 today with the release of the explosive video for ‘Power’.
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Reviewed by Meghan Player
This time of year in Australia always heralds an influx of phenomenal bands gracing our shores for Splendour in the Grass; which ultimately means, killer sideshows.
For those that choose The Kills as their priority tonight, there is little doubt that the right decision has been made.
Continue reading Live Review : The Kills at Enmore Theatre, Newtown – 26 July 2016
Secret Sounds Touring Presents
Supported by triple j, The Music
JAMES BLAKE ANNOUNCES MARK PRITCHARD AS SUPPORT
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On May 6, James Blake dropped his surprise LP and gifted us all with his incredibly beautiful third studio album The Colour in Anything. The album features writing credits from Frank Ocean, a collaboration and production from Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and tracks co-produced by the legendary Rick Rubin in his Shangri La studios in Malibu. It is his most sprawling and ambitious effort yet… with many calling it one of the best albums of the year.
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It’s a punk-rock, post-punk showdown with a co-headline tour from alt-rockers Beach Slang and Spring King!
Philly foursome Beach Slang have proved themselves as a band who can write memorable songs, share that energy live and create a community of like-minded fans. The band’s full-length The Things We Do To Find People Who Feel Like Us is the culmination of their collective career and picks up where their two critically acclaimed 7-inches, 2014’s Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street and Who Would Ever Want Something So Broken? left off. The feelings of youth and vulnerability lie at the core of Beach Slang’s music, which is part punk, part pop and all catharsis. Fresh from ten whiplash-inducing shows at this year’s SXSW, you won’t want to miss them make their Australian debut this July!
Continue reading BEACH SLANG + SPRING KING announce Splendour In The Grass Sideshows – July 2016
Peter Bjorn and John, the Swedish trio behind the catchiest whistling tune of all time ‘Young Folks’, are back to wow us with their musical talents after taking a well earned break to build their own studio, start their own record label and perfect their effortless sounding pop music.
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London-based singer/producer/multi-instrumentalist Jack Garratt combines electric guitar, drum machines, keyboards, and an R&B-friendly falsetto to fashion smooth, club-ready electro-R&B anthems. Garratt released his self-written, self-performed, self-recorded, and largely self-produced debut album Phase in February to critical acclaim and was awarded triple j’s feature album. The beardy multi-instrumentalist has been dubbed ‘one to watch’ thanks to a support slot with Mumford & Sons, festival appearances at the Apple Music Festival and Radio 1’s Future Festival, sold-out shows in the UK and US and his breakout single ‘Weathered’, which was a favourite of Beats 1 host Zane Lowe and triple j. Garratt was the winner of the critics choice category at the 2016 Brit Awards and BBC Music Sound Poll of 2016.
Continue reading JACK GARRATT with special guest Kacy Hill – Splendour In The Grass Sideshows – July 2016
Jake Bugg’s remarkable ascent began in 2012 when his self-titled debut album entered the UK charts at #1 (aged 18, making him the youngest British male artist ever to do so), going on to sell double platinum and shortlisted for the UK Mercury Music Prize. Success only accelerated Bugg’s creative momentum, releasing a follow-up twelve months later, 2013’s richly textured Shangri La, recorded in Malibu with Rick Rubin. That album returned Bugg to the top five, earning him his second Brits nomination, a landmark show at London’s Royal Albert Hall and a sold-out UK arena tour. After joining Mumford and Sons on their sold-out Gentleman Of the Road show at Sydney’s Domain late last year, the Nottingham local has announced that he is back with album number three On My One, which will be released on June 17th. To make three albums by the age of 21 is no mean feat. To singlehandedly make On My One shape shifting effortlessly from blues to pop, rap to folk and soul to country through great songwriting is nothing short of remarkable.
Continue reading JAKE BUGG with special guests BLOSSOMS – Splendour In The Grass Sideshows – July 2016
The 1975 continue to live up to their reputation as one of the world’s biggest bands, selling out their January Australian shows in a matter of hours and debuting at #1 on the ARIA and iTunes charts with the release of their second LP I Like It When You Sleep For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It. Recorded in Los Angeles and produced by charismatic front man Mathew Healy and band mate George Daniel alongside production collaborator Mike Crossey, the album distils their love of 80s sonics into something that sounds impossibly now. They were the first act in the world to live stream a show on Apple Beat 1.
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It’s official… One of the hardest hitting and best live bands of modern music are back! As announced earlier this year, Texan post-hardcore titans At The Drive-In are to re-unite this April/May, marking their first performance as a band since 2012.
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At the early age of 22 years old, James Blake released the visionary and era defining EP CMYK, while his debut, self titled album a year later, earned him unanimous praise and worldwide success. His first two albums revealed his innovative musical identity and the constants of his sound; crisp production, mastery of bass frequencies, the combination of organic and digital elements, his natural talent on the piano and his hypnotic vocals. These attributes were amply demonstrated on second album Overgrown, deservedly winning him the Mercury Music Prize which led to a Grammy Nomination for Best New Artist.
Continue reading James Blake – Splendour In The Grass Sideshows – July 2016
Returning to Australia for the annual Splendour In The Grass festival, US breakthrough artist Leon Bridges has just announced that he will play Sydney and Melbourne headline shows this July 2016.
Continue reading LEON BRIDGES announces Australian Headline shows – July 2016
Electronic-folk collective Crystal Fighters today confirm headline Australian tour dates, adding to their already announced Splendour In The Grass appearance. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.
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At long last, American singer and producer SANTIGOLD will make her much anticipated return to Australia, playing headline club shows in Melbourne and Sydney in addition to her appearance at Splendour In The Grass this July 2016.
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South Londoners Fat White Family have announced Splendour In The Grass sides-shows, kicking off in Sydney at Oxford Art Factory on Saturday 23rd July followed by a double header in Melbourne at Yah Yah’s on Sunday 24th July and Cherry Bar on Monday 25th July.
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Nothing But Thieves are pleased to announce Splendour Side Shows. The run will include Ding Dong Lounge in Melbourne on Wednesday 20 July 2016 and Oxford Art Factory in Sydney on Thursday 21 July 2016.
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