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BLOC PARTY

Falls Festival sideshows announced for Foals, Bloc Party, Halsey, Disclosure and more!

We're two months out from the Falls and Southbound festivals kicking off for another year and like previous years, tickets have been flying for the events held around the country over the New Year's period. With the likes of Foals, Bloc Party and The Wombats headlining, the festival tour this year has represented a strong line up of international favourites, not to mention a crop of artists from Australia and abroad who've broke out strongly through 2015. Today, a bunch of official sideshows have been announced for a select few of these heavy hitters - click through to see where you can catch 'em and when.

Foals and Bloc Party lead the first artist announcement for the Falls & Southbound festivals!

Now that Splendour in the Grass is over for another year, Australian festival goers can now look ahead to the next major run of festivals coming up over the New Year period and for 2015, the crew behind the Falls and Southbound festivals have delivered a pretty slick line up of artists set to bring in your New Year right. Leading the first artist announcement of the festival tour are Foals and Bloc Party, both British bands who have long enjoyed a successful relationship with fans in Australia.

the AU interview: Kele (London) talks Trick, the influence of after-hours clubbing, a sense of balance, a possible Australian tour, and more

Famed as the energetic front man of Bloc Party, Kele has been showing another dimension to his work during the past few years; shades of something much more deeply rooted in the late-night clubbing scene of his hometown London. Fully realised on upcoming album Trick - his second as a solo artist - the direction Kele takes is much more in line with his increasing love of DJ'ing, resting somewhere in the realm of deep house but still maintaining that strong emotional element that has seen his career as a singer-songwriter meet with constant praise. We caught up with Kele to talk about the new album and what experiences shaped his songwriting over the past two years. He also talks about the sense of balance he aims for in his music, how Trick compares to The Boxer (his first solo album), and possible discussion for an Australian tour.

New Music Video: Sable Featuring Kele Okereke "The One" (2014)

Perth producer Sable has been steady in raising his profile throughout the country, being the only WA act on this year's Splendour In The Grass line up and leaving every performance with more than a few new fans. Amassing a massive fan base seems to come naturally for the young producer, especially when he is collaborating with big names such as Kele Okereke of Bloc Party. The universally adored frontman is all over Sable's "The One", bringing his distinctive vocals to the glistening dance-pop production.

Live Review: Kele + Odesza + Hayden James - 170 Russell, Melbourne (25.06.14)

Before heading to Perth for the Circo Festival this weekend, Bloc Party's frontman Kele Okereke hit the decks in Melbourne to play a DJ set, mixing tracks from his recent EP and debut album. He was supported by Hayden James and Odesza.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 19th August 2013

In This Issue: Hiatus Kaiyote show at The Standard, The Beach Road Hotel 21st Mega-Bration, Bitch Prefect Adelaide 7” launch, Fuck Buttons to perform at Oxford Art Factory, Valentino Khan announces show at Oxford Art Factory, Major Tom & The Atoms "Confusion" launch, Sydney Opera House recreates 1973 concert, Richard Clapton 40th anniversary celebrations, Ute Lemper performs at Sydney Opera House, Concert for Cambodia, Ultra-Off final.

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Bonython Park, Adelaide (11.03.13)

It was a hot and sweaty afternoon in Bonython Park, Adelaide, with a diverse range of music from the classic Stone Roses (pictured) and Bloc Party to the crazy antics of Steve Aoki to the madness of The Prodigy, there was truly something for everyone. Our photographer John Goodridge braved the elements to bring you some photos.

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Bonython Park, Adelaide (11.03.13)

This year’s Future Music Festival proved one thing to me and that is that I can’t tolerate these type of festivals anymore. I didn’t even make it through the gates at Bonython Park without being accosted by some steroid-loving dickheads who had dropped a number of pills because they were so ‘mad keen for Avicii bruv’ – a somewhat perfect omen for the rest of the day and night to follow.

Tour Updates: Flume, Passenger, PiL, They Might Be Giants, Frightened Skulls, Dying Fetus, Yacht Club Djs, Bloc Party and more!

In this issue: Passenger, Hungry Kids of Hungary, PVT, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Frightened Skulls, They Might Be Giants and Flume add extra shows, Zac Brown Band play Sydney, Dying Fetus & Putrid Pile and Yacht Club Djs announce supports, World’s End Press to tour with Bloc Party, last two shows for Melbourne Zoo’s twilight shows and punk PiL change Brisbane venue.

Passenger National Tour Sold out Nationally, New Dates Announced!

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Doomben Racecourse, Brisbane (02.03.13)

It seems to be mother nature’s tradition to always ensure that Future Music Festival in Brisbane is as wet, rainy and muddy as possible. Future 2013 was no disappointment and it was with poncho in hand, woeful visions of sludge and a heart as heavy as the rain that I set off.

Festival Review: Future Music Festival - Joondalup Arena, Perth (03.03.13)

Future Music Festival

Future Music Festival, we meet again. Although this year, it is on different turf, as I headed over from Adelaide to Perth to spend a hot summer day at Joondalup Arena due to scheduling conflicts I have with the Adelaide Festival, and my determination not to miss seeing both Bloc Party and The Stone Roses.

Photo Gallery: Future Music Festival - Joondalup Arena, Perth (03.03.13)

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It was a scorching hot day in Perth when the Future Music Festival rolled in to town, but that didn't stop a huge crowd from turning out. The AU review's photographer, Kerrie Geier, was there to capture it all.

the AU interview: Gordon Moakes of Bloc Party (UK)

While the band were in Japan, Larry Heath caught up with Gordon Moakes from Bloc Party to talk about touring, Young Legionnaire, making new music, playing Future Music Festival, The Stone Roses and much more...