I stumbled upon Bonobo years ago in the mid-2000s when I became addicted to an obscure Canadian show called JPod (Take a peek). I loved the theme song, dug it up and I’ve been in a serious relationship with Bonobo’s music since. I can’t wait for his latest LP The North Borders to hit the shelves on April 1st. It’s got a great balance on the track list. It’s like a starry cloud of instrumental and vocal tracks. Triphop is great because you can be down and out or riding a high and the music fits just right every time.
This year marks my third year at Womadelaide and its 20th anniversary. As it does every year, the festival brings together artists and visitors from all over the world in forming a global community of performance which is enjoyed by thousands of people. Although the festival started officially on Friday, today is my first day on site and it’s not long after I’m through the Frome Road entry that I’m over-excited to get amongst the activities.
Bodies were wedged into every corner and dancing space was limited, but the crowd was packed into the Corner Hotel for very good reason on Monday night: to welcome the wonderful, live Bonobo to the stage. Simon Green aka Bonobo, was joined by a troupe of talented musicians for an awe-inspiring and, quite frankly, fucking sick performance that spanned a couple of hours and still left everyone wanting more.
The Playground Weekender people sure are a friendly bunch of fellows, following the cancellation of the event due to flooding fears, the promoters have announced a stack of alternative venues across Sydney will now host the high profile international and local artists free of charge for ticketholders.
Another week, a whole lot of new releases. Plenty of goods for you this week, including (and not limited to) Rufus Wainwright, Mark Ronson, Meshuggah, The Cult, The Aves and more! Let’s get stuck into it.
Here are the latest updates about tours already announced for this year....
It’s been twelve long years since Bonobo’s debut Animal Magic pulled heartstrings across the globe and since then Simon Green has developed his emotive brand of electronica in to one of the world’s most captivating live electronic bands. Now, for the very first time, he’s bringing the whole six piece experience including vocalist Andreya Triana to Australia for select shows in March 2012.