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PARQUET COURTS

Photo Gallery: Parquet Courts + Straight Arrows - Manning Bar (04.03.15)

Parquet Courts were supported by Straight Arrows last night at Sydney's Manning Bar. Evelyn Tija was there and brings us these photos from the stellar set:

Secret Garden Festival announces full line up for 2015!

The Secret Garden Festival recently dropped the news that it had completely sold out all tickets for the 2015 festival, which was only testament to the event's continued popularity and faith from the loyal public who've backed it for so long. Today, the Sydney organisers dropped the full line up of artists set to perform and man, is it impressive. Over 60 bands and DJs will play over four stages at Secret Garden, promising to be the biggest outing of the festival yet. Both international and Australian talent will be represented well at the event, so if you've managed to nab yourself a ticket, you're definitely in a lucky crop!

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW - 6th November 2014

In this issue: Chronixx hits Sydney on his debut Australian tour this December, Strut! @ The Stag host semi finals of local band competition, Rock N Roll and Alternative Markets return this November, Kristina Olsen to play special one off Sydney show, Parquet Courts announce headlining show for March, Daniel Rossen sells out first Sydney show + announces second show for March, Airel Pink hits Sydney this January + more.

Parquet Courts set for headline shows next March!

Returning to Australia next year i , who wowed crowds on the Laneway Festival earlier this year and have been making a mark for themselves as dynamic live performers on international stages as well. Their Sunbathing Animal record, released this year, has drawn considerable acclaim and to follow up, the band have announced a new album, Content Nausea. To be released under the moniker Parkay Quarts, the album will be released digitally on November 11th through Remote Control, as well as on vinyl in December. All of this before the band return to Australia for a much-aniticpated set at Golden Plains in March, along with some newly announced headline shows!

Golden Plains line up to feature Sharon Van Etten, Something For Kate, Courtney Barnett and more!

Once again, Aunty Meredith delivers! The 2014 Golden Plains Nine line up just had its reveal online, with another cracker line up of Australian and international talent set to head to the Meredith Supernatural Ampitheatre in March 2015! The ballot of tickets is open now until 9:09pm on October 21st - be sure to get involved at www.goldenplains.com.au!

Photo Gallery: Lollapalooza Day Two ft. Outkast + The Temper Trap + Grouplove - Grant Park, Chicago (02.08.14)

Perri Cassie returns for day two of Lollapalooza in Chicago, bringing us back photos of headliners Outkast alongside Cage The Elephant, Foster The People, Grouplove, Kate Nash, Parquet Courts, Australia's The Temper Trap and many more!

the AU interview: Andrew Savage of Parquet Courts (New York) talk new album "Sunbathing Animal" and Splendour in the Grass!

Brooklyn, New York-based indie-rock quartet Parquet Courts will return to Australia to play Splendour in the Grass, having been here as recently as January for St. Jerome's Laneway Festival. With a new album – entitled Sunbathing Animal – about to be released, their show promises to be heavy on new material, with the band's trademark energy and witty lyricisms being certain to feature. We talked to singer-guitarist Andrew Savage to find out the band's plans and why the 'slacker' label needs to be taken out of circulation.

Album News Weekly: 8 April 2014

In This Issue: Everybody stay calm at least for the next few minutes, because Jack White has announced a new record! But guess what? So have Parquet Courts, and First Aid Kit, and Sarah McLachlan! Oh yes, and 360 also. Because apparently this week everyone decided to go a little nuts and announce releases. Those are just a few of the big ones, there's a heaps more inside...

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival (Part One) - Harts Mill, Port Adelaide (07.02.14)

The St Jerome's Laneway Festival entered the home stretch of its 2014 tour when it stopped in Adelaide at the new venue of Harts Mill this weekend. Lauren Connelly was out in the sun with thousands of punters to soak in a Friday of amazing music and brings you this gallery!

Live Review: Parquet Courts + Total Control + Bed Wettin' Bad Boys - The Standard, Sydney (05.02.14)

Revisionist indie punks Parquet Courts headlined a triple bill at The Standard Wednesday night. It was the type of night that births music nerds, or reminds you why you are one.

Live Review: St Jerome's Laneway Festival - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (31.01.14)

Each year when the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival lineup is announced initially there’s both the excitement of spotting a band you’ve always wanted to see and also a vague general intrigue for the few other names you recognise from some blog or other. By the time the festival rolls around however, it’s impossible to imagine what your record collection would be like without half of those bands you were mildly interested in just a short time ago.

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.

Photo Gallery: St Jerome's Laneway Festival Part 2 - RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane (31.01.14)

Part 2 of the St. Jerome's Laneway Festival Brisbane photo gallery shows off The Jezabels, Lorde (pictured), Savages, Parquet Courts, Kurt Vile, Danny Brown, Jagwar Ma, and CHVRCHES.

Photos by Andrew Wade.

The Festival Diaries: Austin City Limits (ACL) 2013 Day Two ft. The Cure + Kings of Leon - Zilker Park, Austin (05.10.13)

Having moved past the jetlag that delayed my first day of the annual Austin City Limits event, I kicked into the festival grounds early to catch Parquet Courts opening the second day, well ahead of the anticipated headline performances from The Cure and Kings of Leon.