Pictured: At The Drive In
Splendour In The Grass got off to a super muddy start for the second day, but this time, I was ready; prepared with some brand new boots after the Vans I had on the Friday were sacrificed to the vengeful festival god. It made walking into the Supertop to catch the breezy-indie pop stylings of Last Dinosaurs (pictured) easy, and it’s hard to think of a better soundtrack to wade through mud to than their whacked out cover of Modjo’s “Lady”.
Pictured: Jack White by Marc Grimwade for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission
There was more than the singular element of rock today at the opening day of Splendour In The Grass 2012, with a single torrential downpour appearing from the heavens during an early afternoon set from local punk-electrorock duo DZ Deathrays, causing the thoroughfares and car parks to become quagmires of mud not far off from resembling cow shit.
Some great releases this week including Lawrence Arabia, John Butler, Lisa Mitchell, The Beach Boys, Josh Ritter and a re-release from Lenny Kravitz. Some excellent homegrown releases as well in there!
Let's cut to the chase, as let's face it, you've been waiting long enough! Hitting Belongil Fields in Byron Bay this July 27, 28 and 29 for the 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival will be...
The Jezabels are set to hit the stage with long list of big names, including Black Sabbath, at this years Lollapalooza festival in Chicago.
Jim Ward, founding member of seminal post-hardcore band At The Drive-In and lead guitarist/vocalist of Sparta will release his debut solo record, Quiet In The Valley, On The Shores The End Begins through Stop Start/EMI Music on July 22, 2011.