Looking back on Father John Misty’s performance on Tuesday night at Metro Theatre, there can be no denying that this singer songwriter delivers his stunning and truly intelligent material with a brilliant dose of charisma. Making the trip over from his home in Laurel Canyon, USA, Father John Misty (aka Josh Tillman) played an energy-drenched set filled up mostly with songs from his highly esteemed debut album, Fear Fun. Similarly, Father John Misty’s support act Oh Mercy, the Melbourne based indie rock-pop band, served as the perfect opening act with their own brand of wry humour and charm.
Friday night saw former Fleet Foxes drummer J Tillman take to the stage of the Perth International Arts Festival, for the first show of his latest Australian tour as Father John Misty.
As the triple j Hottest 100 opens up its digital doors for voting in its 2012 edition, we come to an end of our top 40 albums list with ten phenomenal albums. Stay tuned for our top 40 songs of 2012... they'll be launching tomorrow and running through to the New Year!
Larry sits down with Joshua Tillman aka Father John Misty at Austin City Limits to talk about his last trip to Australia, what he's been up to since - and we get the scoop that FJM will be back in early 2013. Larry apologizes for exposing his knees. It was hot in Austin.
Pictured: Metric by Marc Grimwade for Splendour In The Grass. Used with Permission.
Father John Misty played an impassioned set at the Corner Hotel last Saturday, with a great assortment of local folk/pop acts, it was a night to remember.
Though the 2012 event may be forever remembered as a return to the muddy Byron Bay site and a freak hail storm perhaps heralded by the loud rock of DZ Deathrays (who say their amps miraculously survived the on stage waterfall), ultimately it will be the music that we'll be talking about until the next Splendour rolls along - which we expect to be at their new, permanent, hopefully less muddy home.
Serena Ho takes us to The Corner Hotel for Father John Misty's Splendour in the Grass sideshow.
Joshua Tillman is not afraid of starting over. Tillman, once a drummer for Fleet Foxes and a solo musician who has released his own records since 2006, is a deeply reflective individual who has a passion for words, from song writing to penning his own novel.
In this issue: Supports for Father John Misty’s Corner Hotel Splendour sideshow on July 28 have been announced, Youth Lagoon announce Sures, Bearhug and Thrupence as Support Acts, Sarah McLeod will make special appearance at Kid Mac's national tour, Drunk Mums announce new single & tour.
J. Tilman has taken a leave of absence from his position as drummer for Seattle folk rockers Fleet Foxes and headed off into the studio to work on a solo record. Though Tilman has been recording solo records for a while now, Fear Fun is a little different. This time he has decided to adopt a pseudonym, a musical alter ego, the enigmatically titled Father John Misty.
With the 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival boasting some sweet international and local talent once again, the usual round of sideshows have been announced today. If you missed out on tickets to the festival itself, you can score yourself some tickets to any of the following shows. Sales commence from 9am, May 4.
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
Presented by Mess+Noise, Beat & The Brag
WEDNESDAY JULY 25 – THE HI-FI, MELBOURNE