Day: 7 April 2017

Single of the Day: The Ocean Party “Quality Control” (2017)

April 7, 2017

The Ocean Party are an enigmatic kind of group, with each member sharing vocals and writing. The Melbourne-via-Wagga six piece have just dropped hazy, dreamy, guitar-pop single ‘Quality Control’, recorded in just over an hour in a small NSW coastal town. The track is tongue in cheek, arising from a friend’s comment that the band […]

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Real Estate line up three headline gigs in Australia

April 7, 2017

US indie-rock group Real Estate are treating us with not only a Splendour in the Grass appearance this July, but also with three headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. This is the five-piece’s first time returning to Australian shores after their sold out national tour in 2015. This time the group are supporting the release of their […]

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Catfish And The Bottlemen announce biggest headline shows ever in Sydney and Melbourne

April 7, 2017

If blowing crowds away at Falls Festival wasn’t enough of an achievement for the year, Catfish And The Bottlemen are not only taking on Splendour this July, but are also performing two huge sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne. With three entries in 2016’s Hottest 100, it’s no surprise that Aussies have a lot of love for Catfish and The Bottlemen; catch […]

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Indie-pop Queen Banks announces headline shows around the country

April 7, 2017

Indie-pop queen Banks has announced three sideshows to accompany her appearance at Splendour in the Grass this July. Her last Australian appearance was in 2015, where she was a crowd favourite at St Jeromes Laneway Festival, and her headline shows were likened to religious experiences. Don’t miss what are sure to be some of the most alluring SITG sideshows of 2017. Tickets […]

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Stormzy announces Gang Signs & Prayer Aussie tour sideshows

April 7, 2017

Not only will UK grime sensation Stormzy be appearing at Splendour In The Grass this July, he’ll also be performing in Perth, Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne. The multi-award nominated, South London MC will be performing tracks from his UK chart-topping debut album Gang Signs & Prayer. Stormzy, aka Michael Omari, is undoubtedly one of the best grime artists the […]

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Lil Yachty announces first ever Australian and New Zealand headline shows

April 7, 2017

‘Rap’s next big thing’, Lil Yachty, has just announced his first ever Aussie headline shows, accompanying his appearance at Splendour in the Grass in July. The Atlanta rapper is fresh off a sold out North American tour, and will be bringing his hyped live show to stages in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Auckland. Catch Lil Yachty at the dates below […]

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Spend “An Evening with Sigur Rós” at their Splendour sideshows

April 7, 2017

Icelandic dreamweavers Sigur Rós have announced two very special Australian sideshows, to accompany their Splendour in The Grass appearance. The trio are touring Australia for the first time without a support act, and their first non-festival shows in our country in quite a while, performing a transcendental set that spans their career, complete with an interval in the middle. […]

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Missed out on a Splendour ticket? These sideshows may help ease the pain

April 7, 2017

With Splendour selling out in record time, it only follows that there’s people who are still desperate to see their favourite acts. If you’re one of the unlucky souls who missed out on a Splendour ticket, this sideshow announcement is bound to cheer you up. Sideshows have just been announced for acts including Two Door Cinema Club, HAIM, George Ezra, Tove Lo, Rag’n’Bone Man, Maggie Rogers, Bishop […]

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Bonobo announces Splendour sideshows in Australia and New Zealand

April 7, 2017

Splendour sideshow announcement day is a magical day of the year. LA-based British musician/producer/DJ Bonobo has announced headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in July, his first tour since 2015. This time round he’s bringing his full band, the tour cycle supporting his latest release Migration, described as ‘the most sophisticated record of his career’. The album […]

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Queens of the Stone Age announce Splendour sideshows (including Darwin!) and mysterious teaser

April 7, 2017

Queens of the Stone Age, aka “the best rock band on the planet”, have just announced their anticipated Splendour side shows, and the reaction is as immense as you’d expect. The gods amongst men have announced four headline shows across Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne and Darwin. Yep. QOTSA are playing in Darwin. This is not a drill. One of the […]

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Exclusive Music Video Premiere: Rackett “Ready Or Not!” (2017)

April 7, 2017

Sydney trio Rackett bring us the visuals for their current single, “Ready or Not!” – a brilliant and fiery effort from the ladies who aren’t a band to be messed with as a live force. Having spent their first year gigging solidly and working on their debut EP, results such as “Ready or Not!” indicate that we’re only […]

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The Avett Brothers (USA) talk about documenting True Sadness in Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio’s May It Last

April 7, 2017

While I was at SXSW last month, I had the opportunity to attend the premiere of the new documentary May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers, which will screen on HBO later in the year. The North Carolina band were in attendance and so I got to sit down with groups three original […]

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Music Video of the Day: PARTICLES “Tennis” (2017)

April 7, 2017

Sydney duo PARTICLES have just unleashed a mini movie to accompany their single ‘Tennis’- epic doesn’t even begin to cover it. Their hook-laden rock floats between hard rock and garage rock moments, as members Dan D’Arcy and Skarlett Saramore battle it out, Mad Max style. The clip tackles human relationships, washed with a little Tarantino flavour – yes, this […]

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Alana Wilkinson talks songwriting, polar bears and her new EP

April 7, 2017

While in Sydney recently, Larry sat down with singer songwriter Alana Wilkinson. She’s been impressing on live stages recently as she travels around the country doing her own dates and also sharing stages with the likes of Bob Evans and more. She tells us about her current EP, available at live shows only – ensuring that human […]

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ACMI and Golden Age Cinema to exclusively screen Kelly Reichardt’s Certain Women

April 7, 2017

Director Kelly Reichardt‘s (Meek’s Cutoff) award-winning latest release Certain Women, starring Michelle Williams, Laura Dern and Kristen Stewart, will be exclusively screening at selected venues later this month. ACMI will also be screening a limited season of Reichardt’s previous works, including Meek’s Cutoff,  Wendy and Lucy and Old Joy, to be screened on 35mm film. ACMI […]

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MICF Review: Aunty Donna’s Big Boys is some damn good sketch (performances until April 23rd)

April 7, 2017

What can be said about an Aunty Donna show that is negative? Nothing much really. The troupe are truly at the top of their game after years and years of sketch shows and Youtube antics and they do it without any grand pomp or ceremony. The comedy from Zack, Mark and Broden genuinely glow on […]

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Secretive global sensation White Rabbit Red Rabbit hops into Sydney’s King Cross Theatre (only until 15th April)

April 7, 2017

White Rabbit Red Rabbit describes itself as “a lively, global sensation that no-one is allowed to talk about”. There are no rehearsals, no director, a different actor each night, and a script that waits in a sealed envelope on the stage. Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour has created a most intriguing theatrical experience, and it’s currently […]

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Dance Review: Lord of the Flies – Arts Centre Melbourne (Performances until April 9th)

April 7, 2017

At the sudden reverberation of a thud-like sound, the State Theatre was pitch black. And so began Matthew Bourne‘s incomparable adaptation of Lord of the Flies. For those who have never read the book, seen the play or the movie, then this theatre experience will leave you feeling triumphant and proud, for what you will witness is […]

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Theatre Review: Hysteria is a complex and surreal experience (Performances in Sydney until 30th April)

April 7, 2017

What happens when two masters of the unconscious meet at opposing ends of their careers? It’s an idea explored thoroughly by Hysteria, in which a near-death Sigmund Freud accepts a visit from a flashy young painter named Salvador Dali. In tribute to the genius of both men, Darlinghurst Theatre Company’s Hysteria is complex, thought-provoking and […]

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