Will they or won’t they? While we will never be sure who is playing a festival until the promoters actually release a line-up, it’s always fun to speculate and throw around any rumours that come up. The next big festival yet to announce their line-up is Splendour In The Grass. With the line-ups for Primavera, Summersonic and Coachella festivals already out there, it’s time to salivate over who will may (or have already actually confirmed) continue down here fore Australia’s premier winter festival.
Let's face it, the guys from Hot Chip basically look like a collection of the eccentric uncles and cousins most of us try to avoid sitting next to at Christmas lunch. But watching this bunch of bookish Englishmen expertly make everyone in The Palace dance their arses off on Wednesday night was a reminder that looks can be deceiving and those odd-bod relos you see once a year might just be the coolest people you know.
Hot Chip complemented their Falls Festival and Field Day appearances with a rare Brisbane sideshow, supported by Worlds End Press. Heath Carney was there with his camera and brings us these photos.
The third day of the Falls Festival sees bands such as Ash Grunwald, Cosmo Jarvis and Oh Mercy in the Grand Theatre and Boy and Bear, The Flaming Lips and Hot Chip on the Valley Stage. The Theatre reaches capacity for Flume later in the evening. Our photographer on the ground, John Goodridge was there to bring us some photos.
Ah, Field Day; the party that started the shift in New Years Day reveling returns for another year to claim its mantle. Now in its 11th year, it’s amazing to see how the festival has grown through trends and now a whole new generation of partiers. Fluro, Nu Rave, Breaks, Dubstep – even the garage rock fad; every trend over the last decade has seen its fair share of the Domain’s green field.
Pictured: The Vaccines.
Hot Chip return to get you dancing for three shows along Australia’s East Coast. The announcement follows the release of fifth studio album ‘In Our Heads’, with an expanded edition to follow on November 16th. Melbourne band, World’s End Press, will be joining the band for their gigs. Tickets go on sale Monday the 29th of October from ticketek.com.au and 132 849
Sunday 6 January- Tivoli, Brisbane
Tuesday 8 January- Enmore Theatre, Sydney
This weeks releases are definitely albums to watch out for; they include artists like Lisa Miller, Everything Everything, Zoophyte, Paul McCartney and The Coup. Enjoy!!
Want to start your 2013 off with a bang? Sydney is going to be holding one hell of a party when Field Day hosts some epic artists on New Year's Day! With more acts to be announced the Field Day line up looks set to bring some of the best in indie, dance and pop music to The Domain in 2013.
TWO DOOR CINEMA CLUB
TOTALLY ENORMOUS EXTINCT DINOSAURS
MARK RONSON (DJ Set)
Summadayze has been rcognised as one of the country's best NYE festivals and it isn't hard to see why. Year after year, the festival has brought some of the best international acts to Australia and has provided the opportunity for some brilliant local talent to do their thing on stages across the country, to some of the biggest festival crowds Australia has been known to produce.
UK boys Hot Chip are back, with another album full of bass, synth and booty-shaking beats for us to get down to.
A jam packed week with limited editions, tour editions, anniversary editions, new releases, EPs - everything you can think of. Some great new stuff from new artists locally and internationally; check out Little Buffalo and Cable 35 this week. The Madden twins announce an upcoming album project, a tour edition release from Kimbra, Motion City Soundtrack, Blur, Sampology and Hot Chip.