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KURT VILE AND THE VIOLATORS

Foals and Bloc Party lead the first artist announcement for the Falls & Southbound festivals!

Now that Splendour in the Grass is over for another year, Australian festival goers can now look ahead to the next major run of festivals coming up over the New Year period and for 2015, the crew behind the Falls and Southbound festivals have delivered a pretty slick line up of artists set to bring in your New Year right. Leading the first artist announcement of the festival tour are Foals and Bloc Party, both British bands who have long enjoyed a successful relationship with fans in Australia.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 2 - Sydney College of the Arts (02.02.14)

Part 2 of the AU Review's photo coverage of St Jerome's Laneway Festival at Sydney College of the Arts continues with Cashmere Cat, Daughter, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Parquet Couts, Jagwar Ma, HAIM (pictured above), Mount Kimbie, Danny Brown and CHVRCHES. Photos by Johnny Au.

Sydney Festival Live Review: Kurt Vile & The Violators + Shining Bird - Sydney Town Hall (22.01.14)

There are people who court fame and celebrity and then there’s artists like Kurt Vile. The Philadelphia native is one unlikely musician because while he is great at writing colourful, psychedelic tunes, you do get the sense that he’d be much happier playing in a studio than to a sold-out, Sydney crowd. But just as many shoe gaze acts have proven, you don’t necessarily have to strut around like a peacock or be a showman to cause a stir in the audience.

Sydney Festival Photo Gallery: Kurt Vile & The Violators + Shining Bird - Sydney Town Hall (22.01.14)

Kurt Vile & The Violators played to a sold out Paradiso at Town Hall last night as part of the Sydney Festival. Supported by Shining Bird. Photos by Johnny Au.

Album Review: Kurt Vile and The Violators - it's a big world out there (and i'm scared) (2013 EP)

Kurt Vile: GQ’s rockstar of the year, psych/indie/grunge/pop genius, and just all around talented guy has dropped his latest EP, it’s a big world out there (and i’m scared). The EP acts as a B-side to Wakin on a Pretty Daze, Vile’s most recent album release, and was recorded during the same sessions. A special edition of Wakin on a Pretty Daze, with this EP in tow is also set for release—so if you don’t have either, get both at once.

Paul McCartney and Nine Inch Nails heading up the 2013 Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco!

The line up for the 2013 Outside Lands Festival has been announced, with the San Franciscan audience set to get amongst some awesome sets courtesy of Paul McCartney, a reformed Nine Inch Nails and more. From August 9-11, Golden Gate Park will become a music lover's haven; tickets are on sale now from sfoutsidelands.com/tickets, with a portion of ticket sales going toward San Francisco's Recreation and Park Department.

Check out the full line up below!