Local Natives put on an incredible show at the Forum in Melbourne last night and Serena Ho was there to capture all the action. New Gods were in support.
Local Natives returned to the Metro Theatre in Sydney tonight to play in front of hordes of their biggest fans. Mikki Gomez was there and brings us these photos from the pit.
New York's largest music event, CMJ Music Marathon, officially opened registration for this year’s event. Last year included sets from headliners Local Natives, Ben Gibbard, Killer Mike, GZA, and Australia's own Kimbra (pipe down New Zealand!), plus performances from up-and-coming acts Icona Pop, Foxygen, and Savages.
The House of Vans at Mohawk's has been a place of constant entertainment this week. Thursday night was no exception, with a massive night that concluded with Cold War Kids, getting ready to release their new record ??, and Local Natives, who are promoting their latest release Hummingbird, which is already being hailed as one of the best records of the year.
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.
Recently Larry Heath caught up with Taylor Rice from Local Natives to discuss their new record Hummingbird, some of the changes that have occurred in terms of new band members and outlining the idea behind the album.
Local Natives are evolving and the journey is bringing them here for a national headline tour this May to celebrate the release of their new album Hummingbird and show us exactly what the next stage has in store for this band.
With the release of Hummingbirds just days away (Jan 25), tickets for the tour follow not long after on February 1st (early bird tickets available to Frontier members from Jan 29 1pm AEDT to Jan 30 12pm AEDT).
There was a period - let's say between October 2010 and February 2011, from the time their record Gorilla Manor broke until they played Laneway in Australia - that everyone was talking about Local Natives. Naturally they haven't so much been in hiding since then, but rather working on new material. Late last year we got our first taste of their next record Hummingbird (due January 28th) in the form of the infectious single "Breakers", and it does not disappoint. Enjoy!
Having worked off a lot of the rock-tinged aggression the night before, a sleep in on day two of Sasquatch! was a well earned treat. With that in mind, the music always comes first, and we appropriately rushed ourselves for a decent spot in the queues before the 11am opening of the gates.