This year’s run of the Groovin’ the Moo festival came to a close at Bunbury’s Hay Park on Saturday. Though the festival has been running for a couple of years now, this was the first time I’d ventured along, drawn in part by an eclectic line-up of both Australian and international artists.
The final stop of the Groovin The Moo festival tour landed in Hay Park, Bunbury where the likes of The Temper Trap, The Kooks, Tegan and Sara, Midnight Juggernauts, The Amity Affliction, The Bronx and more entertained the huge crowd for the day. Our man Stuart Sevastos was there to bring the highlights of the day.
As a Brisbane girl it’s an exciting experience to make a special trip out of my city and state for a festival. And with the line up at this years Groovin' the Moo, I wasn’t going to miss it for the world, even if it meant two days of 4am wake up calls.
It's an announcement many fans in Australia have been waiting long for, that the Manic Street Preachers would finally be returning to our shores. Coinciding with the British Lions Tour of Australia, the iconic band will be performing two shows in Australia, one in Sydney and Melbourne. The gigs will take place before the rugby team takes part in test matches in each city - a perfect event for rugby enthusiasts all round!
Groovin the Moo at the University of Canberra kicked off with rad performances from Last Dinosaurs, Hungry Kids of Hungary, Urthboy, DZ Deathrays, Matt and Kim, Seth Sentry, The Amity Affliction and Alpine (pictured).
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.
Melbourne’s Corner Hotel was lucky enough to host Brisbane’s Hungry Kids Of Hungary on the last show of their national You’re A Shadow tour. The much acclaimed shows around Australia and the sold-out Melbourne date incited high expectations in those headed to Richmond on Friday night. Hungry Kids Of Hungary did not let Melbourne down.
It has only been about 5 months since Brisbane boys, Hungry Kids of Hungary were last at Jive in Adelaide, but since then they've released their long awaited album You're a Shadow. Jive is the perfect venue for a band like Hungry Kids; it's a funky, indie setting with absolutely nothing pretentious about it. Hungry Kids of Hungary started a lot earlier than I had anticipated meaning I missed out on The Preatures which I was disappointed about, but heard nothing but good things.
In 2010, the Hungary Kids of Hungary played the Hifi in support of their debut album Escapades. Over two years on and they return to this very stage to celebrate the release of their sophomore album You’re a Shadow.
Hungry Kids of Hungary made a hometown stop on their You're a Shadow tour, joined at the Brisbane HiFi by The Preatures, Them Swoops and Little Odessa. Heath Carney brings us these photos.
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!
O-week…the only time when getting absolutely shit faced on a Wednesday afternoon is socially acceptable. Gear Up, The University of South Australia’s biggest O-week event, was of course no exception. Featuring Hungry Kids of Hungary, Ball Park Music, Busby Marou, Asta and way too many drunken first years, the mini-festival of sorts was a sure-fire hit, despite the notably moist weather.
This album has been a long time coming for the lads from Hungry Kids of Hungary. After a two year gap between releases, it’s nice to know that good things come to those who wait. You’re a Shadow is much more edgy than their 2010 release Escapades; these Hungry Kids have matured in their sound and found their true groove.