M83 have opened up a competition for fans and avid filmmakers to create the film clip for their next single, "Steve McQueen". The track is the next to be released off the French act's stellar record Hurry Up, We're Dreaming and for all the entrants, M83's Anthony Gonzalez has one directive: it's not about the actor!
In this week's edition: Figures on how many of us actually consumed live music, make a video for M83, and Magoo makes a move.
In This Issue: M83 records soundtrack for new Disney Sci-fi feature, Graphic Global Animation competition opens, Peats Ridge calls for artists and workshop coordinators, Byron Bay's famous Writers' Festival prepares for its 2012 gathering, what's on at the Biennale this weekend, AFTRS announces online courses, and the Melbourne Cabaret Festival kicks off!
Spanish-French musician Anthony Gonzalez, aka, M83 has released a new video directed by Manu & Fleur (Sabastien Tellier, Canyons) in conjunction with his recently released EP, 'Reunion'. It is the second single to be taken from his critically acclaimed album Hurry Up We’re Dreaming out now on Pod through Inertia.
After being announced to the fantastic Vivid LIVE lineup, highly revered experimental pop musician Zola Jesus will be embarking on an Australian tour to satisfy fans who cannot make it to the Sydney event.
Start firing up the Splendour In The Grass rumours; Bloc Party have announced their first post-reunion show at the Melt! Festival in Germany.
With thunderstorms in the forecast, Singapore was quite lucky to receive little more than a sprinkle. This was a huge relief to Laneway festival founder Danny Rogers, as he looked out into the crowd and thanked the previous attendees for braving what he called "monsoonal weather" last year.
Not a cloud could be found as we made our way to the St Jerome's Laneway Festival in Sydney. Indeed, the sun had come out to play on a typically beautiful Sydney summer day (which we haven't seen much of this year); a stark contrast to the weather of last year and a very welcome start to what would be a stellar day of music.
The irony of hosting Melbourne’s hippest festival in the western suburbs will never grow old and while the party has been in its new home for the third year running, some minor teething problems are yet to be eradicated, so let’s get the whinging out of the way first.
Yesterday the sun came out in Sydney, without a cloud in sight, and the revellers came out in force, selling out the 2012 Laneway Festival in the mid afternoon.
Bands M83 (pictured above), Feist, The Drums, Cults and Active Child received among the largest crowds (and singalongs thanks to their triple j hits) of the day, while the sun ensured a fair few festival goers would leave with a good red glow.