Grouplove has announced early details of their much-anticipated new album. Produced by the band’s own Ryan Rabin, Spreading Rumours will be released on Friday 20 September. The new single "Ways To Go" is available digitally now and there's a new clip accompanying it too!
After winning over festival crowds at Falls in Lorne and Marion bay, infectiously happy indie darlings Grouplove graced The Corner in Richmond on a hot and sweaty Wednesday night.
Grouplove surprised Brisbane ahead of tonight's SOLD OUT gig at The Zoo, with a guerilla gig presented by Channel [V]. AU photographer Chloe Ryan was there to capture the ahh, love in the group.
Grouplove and beer is the perfect summer combination. From the moment that Hannah told us how much she loved 'Radelaide' to the rousing encore, Grouplove had the sold-out audience in the palm of their hand with their infectious blend of feel-good music. Seattle's The Head and the Heart warmed up the crowd. Our photographer John Goodridge snaps some photos.
Grouplove put on one hell of a show on Tuesday night, featuring a sold out crowd singing along to all their favourites (in particular "Colours" and "Tongue Tied"), alongside plenty of delightful antics such as live drawing from Hannah Hooper. For those playing along at home, Hannah does all the art you see produced for the band. Some people are just too talented! Seattle's The Head and the Heart impressed in the support slot, with a bit of a The Decemberists feel. Keep your eyes open for them!
And we're here! It's time to announce the top 10 albums of 2011, as voted by the contributors of the AU review. But before we get there, you may remember we had an album on the list released back in 2010 (Grinderman 2)... so we're going to kick off our final countdown with a look at what made number 41 on our list.
Having impressed the crowds at Splendour In The Grass earlier this year Grouplove are heading back over our way for a run of shows this summer. They are part of the Falls Festivals line up as well as playing a few shows of their own.
There were some exciting new additions to the Falls Festival line up recently announced. These include:
Californians Grouplove (USA) are coming back to our shores to play tunes from their debut album Never Trust a Happy Song. The sunnier-than-thou five-piece will bring their energy, part psychedelic-rock, part pop, part art-rock and part gypsy punk tunes to the stage.
After making their maiden trip out to Australia only this year for Splendour in the Grass, Los Angeles indie sunshine-rockers Grouplove are coming back for more. Added to the Falls/Southbound line up today, as well as announcing some east coast dates, Grouplove will be touring their debut record Never Trust A Happy Song. I caught up with the band's bass player, Sean Gadd, who can't wait to get back over here.
Grouplove seem to have this unmistakable talent for crafting songs that simply refuse to let up.