The line up for the first US edition of the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival has been revealed and my goodness, if this is a hint of what we can expect for next year's Australian line up, we'd be extremely happy.
When Chris ‘Emoh’ Emerson and Harley ‘Flume’ Streten are combined, they become What So Not. The boys have been working together on The Quack EP, due to be released on June 14th. Until then, they’ll be performing their DJ sets around Australia.
Thursday 16th May | Greenwood Hotel, Sydney
Friday 17th May | Trinity Bar, Canberra
Saturday 18th May | Argyle House, Newcastle
Friday 24th May | Electric Circus, Adelaide
Thebarton Theatre is packed tonight; there’s a plethora of girls and guys dressed ready for the beach (even though it’s a balmy Wednesday night), teenagers walking around excited because they get to drink underage and get away with it, and everyone else who is here to see the 21 year old Sydneysider commonly known as Flume demonstrate why almost every corner of the Australian music industry (and now beyond) is so eager to have a piece of him.
Flume brings his electronica skills to Adelaide with a fantastic new light show. The predominately teenage female audience also loved Chet Faker. Our photographer John Goodridge brings us these photos of the night.
If you live in Victoria, you would know that Bendigo and Ballarat are typically your country town rivals. Aside from Geelong, these two regional cities are the next best thing after Melbourne. Now without sounding biased, my good old hometown of Ballarat has a lot going for it. Home of the Gold Rush, the iconic Lake Wendouree, chips cheese and gravy...we are doing alright down here! But there’s just one thing that Bendigo has that we don’t, one thing that dare I say, really puts it ahead of the old ‘rat a tat – Groovin the Moo.
Daniel Bolt brings us the second half of photos from Groovin' The Moo in Canberra, ft. Flume, The Temper Trap (pictured), They Might Be Giants, The Kooks, Tame Impala, Pez and Frightened Rabbit.
It would be hard to not be overwhelmed if you were Flume; the Sydney producer’s whirlwind success is continually shooting forward at a rapid pace, selling out gigs nation-wide and proving to be the most bankable DJ in Australia right now. Two all-ages concerts at the Hordern Pavillion with his pal Chet Faker - both sold out – kicked off his massive tour and put to rest any doubts about whether or not he deserves all this attention.
Flume and Chet Faker perform in front of a massive sold out crowd at the Hordern Pavilion in Sydney with a brand new light show and more... Gwendolyn Lee was there to capture all the action.
The first Groovin’ the Moo of the year was given the most perfect day for a festival. Big blue skies, a bright shining sun, and not a cloud in sight met Groovers who showed up to the Maitland Showground on Saturday April 27th. The sold out Maitland leg of the festival preceded the Canberra show on Sunday, a big weekend for artist and festival organizers alike.
This year, rather than opt for my traditional Festival Diaries format for SXSW, I went for a more straight forward approach, with a series of reviews on ground at the event. But there was the odd experience that I couldn't quite elaborate into its own article. So here now are all the leftovers of my experiences over ten days at SXSW 2013 in a Festival Diary special!
Summer may be drawing to a close down here in the southern hemisphere but the tour circuit is still smoking hot. This week we've got news from Phoenix, Splendour, national event news, new music, and new labels.
The hip hop duo Hermitude have taken away the 8th Coopers Australian Music Prize, winning $30,000 from the PPCA for their fourth feature album HyperParadise.
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!
Australia's exporting one of it's best festivals to North America - yay for Laneway! Also, Flume tickets are selling like hotcakes, Shock Records appoints a new General Manager, so many bands are being snapped up by labels, and be prepared to dust off your record player because Record Store Day is just around the corner. Plus, plenty more goss and tid bits below the cut!
Flume Sells Out