Coachella

Sampa the Great, Skegss, The Chats and more Aussies join epic Coachella 2020 line up

January 3, 2020

Sampa the Great, Skegss and more will be part of the growing Australian presence that has been nudging its way onto the Coachella platform these past few years, joining the iconic music festival for its 2020 edition. Set for two weekends across April 10-12 and 17-19, the world renowned music and arts festivals will once […]

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Aussie Abroad: Meet the acts to play Coachella, Bonnaroo, Primavera, Fuji Rock, Firefly and BottleRock in 2019

March 5, 2019

For all you jet-setting music fans out there, you’ll see plenty of Aussies hitting the stages of international festivals this year. From Coachella in California to Lollapalooza in Paris, you’ll be spotting Australian acts around the world. Here’s just a few of those destination festivals that you can expect to see some homegrown bands dominating […]

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Tash Sultana sidles up alongside Eminem, The Weeknd & Beyoncé for Coachella 2018

January 3, 2018

Tash Sultana is already locking in a huge 2018 and we’re only a few days in! The songwriter has already elevated her international profile impressively through 2017 but in landing a spot on this year’s Coachella line up, the Melbourne gal is truly levelling up. The Australian contingent (as yet announced) for Coachella this year is […]

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Tom Ogden of Blossoms (UK) on touring with Two Door Cinema Club, Glastonbury, Asian success and playing Wembley Stadium with The Stone Roses

May 25, 2017

Across two continents, over the last two months, I’ve caught up with Tom Ogden, lead singer of UK rising superstars Blossoms. We first sat down at Coachella, where they played an early set, and spoke again while they were touring Europe in their own headline shows, fresh from touring the USA with  Two Door Cinema […]

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The best band you’ve never listened to, Tennis (Denver), talk Yours Conditionally and the development of their sound over four albums

May 12, 2017

While at Coachella last month, I caught up with Denver husband-wife duo Tennis, who in spite of releasing four breathtaking albums (their latest, Yours Conditionally, is out now), have never made many waves down here in Australia. We here at the AU think it’s about time they made some waves, so join us as we […]

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We meet the Israeli band chosen by Radiohead to tour the USA with them: Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis

May 12, 2017

Using his ancestors’ compositions as the basis for their music, Israel-based band Dudu Tassa & The Kuwaitis are earning new fans all over as they join Radiohead across their extensive 2017 US tour – personally chosen by the group to do so. While at Coachella, where they helped open the festival, I sat down with […]

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Watch Bishop Briggs look ahead to Splendour, reflect on her massive 2017 and talk about her new tattoos

May 11, 2017

Our very own Larry Heath had a one-on-one backstage at Coachella 2017 with emerging superstar Bishop Briggs to reflect on her amazing year, look ahead to her Australian debut for Splendour in the Grass this July, talk about her new tattoos and much more… You can watch our chat here: Don’t miss Bishop Briggs when […]

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Koen van de Wardt talks Klangstof’s success as the first Dutch band to play Coachella

May 9, 2017

Backstage at a sweaty second weekend of Coachella, we meet Koen van de Wardt of Dutch indie group, Klangstof. Their presence at the American music festival was one of large significance, with Klangstof stepping up to being the first Dutch band to ever appear at Coachella in the history of the event. Speaking with Koen, we find out more […]

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Lizzy Plapinger dishes on her new project LPX and her time in Nicaragua with What So Not

May 9, 2017

MS MR have long held a love-love relationship with Australia but when we catch up with one half of the band, Lizzy Plapinger, we’re in a different environment altogether. She’s at Coachella and as the world is getting to know her new music project, LPX, the vocalist and songwriter tells us about her new sounds and what’s in store […]

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Nik & Ryan of Local Natives (USA) on the growth of Coachella & their live shows

May 5, 2017

While at Coachella last month, we were able to catch up with Ryan Hahn and Nik Ewing, who had been impressing crowds with their new album Sunlit Youth, as well as a stomper live show. Taking some time out backstage, Larry chatted with the guys about their experiences on the growing festival stage and how their own live […]

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The Lemon Twigs (USA) talk new music plans and why you should see them at Splendour in the Grass

May 4, 2017

Backstage during Coachella‘s second weekend, we caught up with The Lemon Twigs, brothers Michael and Brian D’Addario. Their 2016 album Do Hollywood made its way onto many a ‘Best Of’ list and as for their live shows? Well, the brothers have been garnering a solid reputation as one of New York’s finest emerging bands. You guys really foster a reputation of […]

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Lee Fields on Special Night and takes us through his time at Coachella 2017

May 4, 2017

When we get the opportunity to sit down with our favourite artists, of course, it’s not something we take for granted. And then there are the opportunities we get when we get to speak with someone as legendary as Lee Fields, backstage at what he describes as one of the best, if not the best, musical […]

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Anna Lunoe reflects on her time at Coachella & planning new music around motherhood

May 4, 2017

Anna Lunoe remained a standout artist of Coachella 2017 – from afternoon slam circles in the Sahara Tent to performances of new music, the Australian expat made sure her time out in the Cali desert counted. Backstage at Weekend Two, Jaime Lewis caught up with Anna to find out how the experience had treated her, and […]

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Talking with POND’s Nick Allbrook and Jay Watson about The Weather at Coachella

May 1, 2017

POND have become one of Australia’s most popular exports, particularly when it’s come to the international festival circuit. Of course, being cut from the same cloth as Tame Impala has long driven much of the press surrounding the WA band but in recent years and over their last few albums, the Nick Allbrook led group has really stepped […]

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Backstage Polaroids: Meet The Bands of Coachella 2017

April 26, 2017

We spent the weekend backstage at Coachella Music & Arts Festival in California, and while there we grabbed some Polaroids of a tonne of our favourite artists. Take a look through the photos below – from the legendary Lee Fields, to Local Natives, Tennis and up-and-coming artist Bishop Briggs – and many more… and look […]

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Coachella closes up their 2017 festival with Lorde, Kendrick Lamar and Australia’s What So Not

April 25, 2017

The second weekend of the 2017 Coachella Music & Arts Festival wrapped up in Indio, California last night, with an eclectic mix of performances around the festival. On the main stage, New Zealand pop star Lorde and headlining rapper Kendrick Lamar closed the festival with big budget sets full of pyrotechnics, fire and a slew […]

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The nine best performances across Coachella’s second weekend

April 25, 2017

This past weekend, Jaime Lewis and I enjoyed our first ever Coachella. Having desired to attend the festival since its inception 18 years ago, the well-organised, well-oiled event proved itself worthy of the hype, and indeed worth the wait. From the picturesque, desert oasis that made up its location, to the quality of the bands […]

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Star-studded Bon Iver set and surprise appearances from Troye Sivan & Skrillex the talk of Coachella as Gaga closes Day Two of Weekend Two

April 23, 2017

When you replicate a lineup of a festival across two weekends, generally there aren’t too many surprises left for punters – especially when that event live streams the first weekend to the world. But Coachella’s diverse lineup proved that they had plenty of tricks up their sleeves with several surprises throughout the day. Arguably biggest of […]

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Yukimi Nagano on the challenging nature of Little Dragon’s Season High

April 13, 2017

This weekend, Americans (and everyone watching online) will be able to catch Little Dragon kick off a brand new tour cycle with some unmissable sets on the Gobi Stage at Coachella. Not since 2014 have we heard new music from the Swedish four piece but come tomorrow, we’ll have a brand new album in Season High to play […]

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Seven acts not to miss at Coachella over the next two weekends

April 13, 2017

The iconic Coachella Music & Arts Festival will be taking over Indio, California’s Coachella Valley over the next two weekends, and just like in past years, the eyes of the world are on the event as we anticipate the live stream and all the surprises that come along with what is one of the world’s […]

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Five things to do in Coachella Valley, other than attending Coachella Music & Arts Festival

April 11, 2017

Over the next two weekends, Coachella Valley in Indio, California, will be overtaken by tens of thousands of festival goers, attending the annual, iconic Coachella Music & Arts Festival. But there’s much more than just music waiting for you in this idyllic desert getaway. Here’s just five things you should do while in the valley, […]

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Splendour-bound Bishop Briggs (California) talks new music and a developing live show

March 28, 2017

After making waves with her breakthrough single “River”, Los Angeles based artist Bishop Briggs has been a buzz artist impossible to ignore. And now she’s coming to Australia to play Splendour in the Grass! We caught up with the emerging dark-pop Singer Songwriter while we were in Austin, Texas to talk about how her music […]

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Aussies Abroad: US Festivals Coachella, Panorama, Bonnaroo and Governor’s Ball line up a slew of Australian musicians

January 23, 2017

Over the last couple of weeks, a run of US festivals have revealed their headliners, and amongst them, a slew of Australian performers who will be making this trip to the North over the next few months. First up, Coachella has dropped its 2017 lineup earlier this month, confirming its headliner rumours and solidifying one […]

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Impressive Aussie contingency to join Beyonce, Kendrick Lamar and Radiohead at Coachella 2017

January 4, 2017

Coachella has dropped its 2017 lineup this morning, confirming its headliner rumours and solidifying one of its most diverse and impressive lineups in its history. From its headliners – Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar – to a supporting cast that includes the likes of NZ act Broods, Aussies King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Bon […]

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Coachella 2016 – 16 Artists sure to make a mark on the Indio desert this year!

April 14, 2016

So, Coachella is coming up this weekend, marking the start of the festival season in the USA for many and for the rest of us, signalling the onset of some heavy FOMO as we access YouTube to watch the festival’s livestream longingly. Still, there are some perks to having the option of watching the festival from […]

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LCD Soundsystem, Guns N’ Roses & Calvin Harris to headline Coachella 2016!

January 5, 2016

Everyone, let’s take a deep breath inward… and exhale. The Coachella 2016 line up has just dropped and once again, we want to go to there. With the news that LCD Soundsystem would be reuniting for the Californian festival and also that Guns N’ Roses would also be banding together for a Coachella romp, the […]

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LCD Soundsystem reunion and Guns n Roses reformation to headline two of the three nights of Coachella

December 31, 2015

Though the full lineup announcement isn’t due until next month, two of the three headliners have been leaked in the leadup to the New Year for the iconic Coachella Music Festival in California. And as they like to do, the festival is focusing on reformations and reunions to bring in the headlines and the punters […]

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