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LIVE REVIEWS

Live Review: Rubber Soul | Revolver - Festival Theatre, Adelaide (02.08.15)

When most people think of The Beatles, the massive hits and albums are likely to come to mind first. Even if you're unsure of what album the songs are featured on, you could probably name one hand some classics. In Rubber Soul and Revolver, the sixth and seventh albums released by The Beatles in the mid-sixties, are some of my favourite Beatles songs - from the lilting "Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)", to "Eleanor Rigby" and of course, "Tomorrow Never Knows", both records signified important stages in The Beatles' career and it's no surprise that they've continued to be revered well into today's music culture.

Splendour Sideshow Review: The Wombats - Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne (28.07.15)


Photo Credit: Rebecca Houlden

If you were to get myself, at 15 years old, to guess which band they were listening to would in half a decade’s time become an arena act, England’s The Wombats wouldn’t even cross my mind. Nethertheless, it’s now five years passed and I’m standing at the back of the pit of Margaret Court Arena, watching Circa Waves playing some truly jangly Britpop that sounds nothing like Circa Survive and wondering what five thousand people dancing to the idea of dancing to Joy Division looks like. Scanning the seats I can see more than a few faces are experiencing their first case of, "Oh fuck, I really should have brought earbuds".

Splendour Sideshow Review: Best Coast - Oxford Art Factory, Sydney (28.07.15)

Bethany Cosentino is no longer just a chill Californian girl with a cat named Snacks who gets high and writes about her boyfriends. Now she's a chill Californian woman whose rock lyrics straddle mid 20's apathy and genuine existential crises. The music too has matured - from the minute long surf rock blitzes of debut Crazy For You, to the fully realised pop hooks of 2015's California Nights.

Splendour Sideshow Review: Blur + Jamie T - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (28.07.15)

It’s been a while since Britpop icons Blur have graced our shores with a full tour – 18 years in fact. Not to worry, however, as they are currently Down Under as headliners of Splendour In The Grass and were kind enough to stop by Rod Laver Arena to pump out a solid two hours of hits, misses, and everything in between. With fellow Briton Jamie T in support, the close to capacity crowd were treated to spectacular lighting and a group that clearly haven’t forgotten how to put on a show.

Splendour Sideshow Review: The Vaccines + Palma Violets + Green Buzzard - Metro Theatre, Sydney (28.07.15)


Photo by Gwendolyn Lee.

Coming down after the high that was a Splendour In The Grass weekend, you’d imagine some times bands and punters (myself included) might struggle to pull it all together and have a great night at a live show. Fortunately for myself and everyone else at Sydney’s Metro Theatre, The Vaccines were still at the top of their game and smashed out an almightily impressive set.

Splendour Sideshow Review: Death Cab For Cutie - 170 Russell, Melbourne (26.07.15)


Photo by Perri Cassie. Check out the full gallery HERE.

Playing their first Australian show since the departure of founding member Chris Walla, Death Cab for Cutie show no signs of abandoning their beloved roots.

Splendour Sideshow Review: Azealia Banks + Ivan Ooze - Prince Bandroom, Melbourne (26.07.15)

Recently Azealia Banks claimed that Australians are a “terrible crowd to play for,” but this statement starkly contrasts the atmosphere at her Splendour in The Grass sideshow in Melbourne on Sunday night.

Splendour Sideshow Review: MS MR + George Maple - Metro Theatre, Sydney (25.07.15)

MS MR
Photo taken at 170 Russell, Melbourne by Rebecca Houlden

MS MR returned to Sydney to play a Splendour in the Grass sideshow to adoring fans at The Metro Theatre.

Live Review: The Wombats + Circa Waves - Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (27.07.15)


© Gwendolyn Lee for the AU review.

In the country as part of the three day mud fest that was Splendour In The Grass, The Wombats continued the fine form and amphitheatre filling music they performed on Saturday night with their own headlining spot at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion.

Splendour Sideshow Review: Blur + Jamie T - Qantas Credit Union Arena, Sydney (25.07.15)

Although it was a thought that was not too distant from our minds, Damon Albarn reminded us early in the set that it’s been 18 years since the iconic band Blur has played in Australia. Could the band return to our shores in triumphant Brit-pop glory? Lachlan Mitchell brings us this review…