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SONS OF THE EAST

Angus & Julia Stone, Jon Hopkins, Four Tet and more named on this year's Lost Paradise line up!

This year's Lost Paradise festival is set to be fantastic, with the official first artist announcement being revealed. The three day camping festival is going to be held in the Glenworth Valley over New Year's, offering festival goers a special experience of live music, arts, some brilliant food and drink options and more to bring in 2016 in unique style. Confirmed to perform and DJ at Lost Paradise this year are acts including Angus & Julia Stone, Jamie xx, Four Tet, Tkay Maidza, Jon Hopkins and more - the full line up can be viewed below!

Live Review: Deep Sea Arcade + Sons Of The East - Newtown Hotel, Sydney (07.06.14)

Watching a band play in the Newtown Hotel is kind of like being in a fishbowl. The band backs onto large windows that open onto King Street, so while the band rips into their set you watch as people stroll behind, eating ice creams. Occasionally a busload of people drives slowly past. It makes it all a little surreal.

Festival Review: Lost Picnic - Centennial Park, Sydney (23.03.14)

A small-scale boutique festival in the most perfect of Sydney weather; it doesn't get any better for local music lovers. Unless maybe you throw in gourmet food as well! Lost Picnic was a slice of sun-kissed heaven for both foodies and musos alike, bringing two of Sydney's finest restaurants into the fold to make for one of the most pleasant festival atmospheres Sydney has seen.

the AU interview: Jack Rollins of Sons of the East (Sydney) talks about the new Lost Picnic boutique festival.

Sydney's Sons of the East are a new band who are definitely ones to watch in 2014, with their beautiful and energetic indie folk music. I caught up with Jack, the lead singer and multi-instrumentalist, to chat about their 2013, songwriting and the freshly announced festival Lost Picnic.

New festival 'Lost Picnic' to feature Megan Washington and The Rubens!

Sydney can add this little boutique festival to their list of good times, as Lost Picnic prepares to make a grand debut in March. Set in the awesome surrounds of Centennial park, the festival will be headlined by Megan Washington and The Rubens.

Aria Week Photo Gallery: MGM Showcase - Upstairs Beresford, Sydney (27.11.13)

MGM showcased some of the best emerging artists in Australia at the Upstairs Beresford for ARIA Week, featuring Bad//Dreems, Bandito Folk, She Rex (pictured), Sons of the East and Castlecomer. Enjoy this photo gallery from the event by Pete Dovgan:

the AU interview: Nic Johnston of Sons of the East (Sydney)

As a live band, they’re energetic, charismatic and seem pretty stoked to be up on stage playing their dynamic blend of instruments – including keys, banjo, guitar and vocals. I was lucky enough to catch one of their shows at the Beach Road Hotel in Bondi two weeks ago to witness Sons of the East play a bunch of new songs to a crowd of adoring fans of the indie-folk trio, ironically hailing from Sydney’s North. They’re the kind of band that has you up on your feet, dancing and hollering and singing along to every word you know.

Gig Announcements: Sydney & NSW- 23rd August 2013

The Blackwater Fever

In this issue: The Blackwater Fever announce new single and shows, Sons of the East perform at The Steyne, Professor single launch, a yours and Owls farewell party, The Dunhill Blues album launch and Femme Locale presents Michelle Martinez and Billie McCarthey.