Getting set to play Splendour in the Grass, as well as releasing their debut EP... Larry Heath caught up with the band to talk about playing the festival, what we can expect from the EP and much more...
With the 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival boasting some sweet international and local talent once again, the usual round of sideshows have been announced today. If you missed out on tickets to the festival itself, you can score yourself some tickets to any of the following shows. Sales commence from 9am, May 4.
THE AFGHAN WHIGS
Presented by Mess+Noise, Beat & The Brag
WEDNESDAY JULY 25 – THE HI-FI, MELBOURNE
Hitting Australia for Splendour in the Grass in July, we caught up with Electric Guest while they were in Texas to chat about the impending Australian tour, their experiences in Texas, what we can expect from their debut record (Mondo - Released in Australia 24th April and produced by the one and only Dangermouse), music videos, what it meant to sign to Dew Process and much much more!!
Let's cut to the chase, as let's face it, you've been waiting long enough! Hitting Belongil Fields in Byron Bay this July 27, 28 and 29 for the 2012 Splendour in the Grass festival will be...
In just a few hours we'll be finally hearing the 2012 Splendour in the Grass lineup. But so far we do know ONE artist who's making the journey: UK's Zulu Winter. From their forthcoming record Language, which is due out locally on May 11th, here's the latest single "Key To My Heart". Let's see what the contributors think of this one!
Hitting Australia for Splendour in the Grass in July, we caught up with Zulu Winter while they were in Texas to chat about the impending Australian tour, their experiences in Texas, what we can expect from their debut record (due out in Australia on May 11th), what it meant to sign to Dew Process and much much more!!
Interviewer/Editor: Larry Heath
It was revealed today that Splendour in the Grass will be returning to its home in Byron, after two years at Woodfordia. But given the public forums over the application to have the festival at North Byron Parklands, they have decided to return to where it all began: Belongil Fields.
While those who went to Splendour were recovering, those of us who missed out headed to the Metro to see The Vaccines. Unfortunately, I missed out on seeing Oh Mercy in what I’m sure would have been a dreamy set (damn you traffic!), but made it just in time to watch the stage set up for the headlining act.
The Kaiser Chiefs packed out a sweaty Palace Theatre for their Splendour In The Grass sideshow, and just as they do every time they step onto a stage, they proved why they are regarded as one the most energetic and fun acts going about today.
A couple of days after they graced Splendour in the Grass 2011, Larry Heath of the AU caught up with Olly Peacock (left) and Ian Ball (right) of UK band Gomez. They chat about their hunt for the perfect coffee, American and Australian beer, life on the road, recording their new album, time in Australia and more!
Video by Oliver Heath. Interview by Larry Heath.
Hot off the trails of thrilling Splendour shows, Grouplove supported by Young The Giant held nothing back for their sold-out Sydney audience. It would be their last hoorah before heading back to the U.S. Lachlan Mitchell brings us these photos..
It was a cold and wet winter night that saw me heading down to Fremantle's Fly By Night for the last night of Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan's Australian tour (and their current touring schedule all together). What followed was a gig which was both intense, atmospheric... and at times intensely awkward.