Local Natives

Live Review: Middle Kids impress with their new EP as they tour North America with Local Natives

May 28, 2019

It it feels like Sydney trio Middle Kids haven’t stopped touring the globe over the last few years, you’re probably not wrong. It’s been one success after another for the group – and a lot of it has been happening quietly overseas. Currently, the troupe are on the road in North America supporting Local Natives, […]

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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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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, Jaime Lewis grabbed some Polaroids of a tonne of our favourite artists backstage. 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… […]

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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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Album Review: Local Natives – Sunlit Youth (2017 LP)

March 30, 2017

On Local Natives‘ third full-length effort, we see the five-piece opting to stay consistent with their sound on their 12-track offering of harmony-rich, up-beat indie-rock. Sunlit Youth follows their sophomore album Hummingbird (2013), a release that saw the band grapple darker themes and question whether their future material would resemble a recovery. In Sunlit Youth, Local Natives have successfully created […]

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ICYMI: A look back at our favourite music videos of June 2016

October 6, 2016

Picking up where we left off recently, our ICYMI series takes a look at the month of June and our favourite music videos released during the month; heading into the second half of 2016, we had the likes of The Delta Riggs, Cane Hill, Allan Smithy, Alex Lahey and Vera Blue all come through with some impressive visuals, while the likes of The Strokes and FEUDS […]

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Our picks for Lollapalooza 2016 (and which Aussies to watch out for)!

July 29, 2016

Lollapalooza is underway at Grant Park in beautiful Chicago this weekend, with a huge line up of performers locked in for the next three days and nights of inner city live music. We love being out there, soaking up the atmosphere and seeing what surprises pop up at the official festival after-shows, not to mention […]

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Single of the Day: Local Natives “Fountain of Youth” (2016)

July 13, 2016

Local Natives announced their third LP Sunlit Youth a few weeks back, which is set for release in September, but in the meantime they’ve given us the third single from the record, “Fountain of Youth”. The new single has one of the biggest choruses we’ve ever heard from the LA based five-piece, and with the consistency […]

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Music Video of the Day: Local Natives “Villainy” (2016)

June 22, 2016

After dropping their first single since 2013, “Past Lives” a few weeks ago, Local Natives have announced the details of their highly anticipated third record Sunlit Youth, along with a new single and video. Known for their constantly evolving sound, Local Natives‘ new release “Villainy” embraces synths more than ever before, with layers of singer Taylor […]

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Single of the Day: Local Natives “Past Lives” (2016)

May 4, 2016

Local Natives’ 2013 LP Hummingbird was one of the most emotive and consistently strong releases of the year, and they’ve just returned with single “Past Lives”, the first cut from their forthcoming third album. The LA based four piece have consistently evolved their sound since debut Gorilla Manor in 2009, and while “Past Lives” is […]

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Album Review: Local Natives – Gorilla Manor (2010 LP)

November 29, 2010

Local Natives has been one of the most talked about bands of the year, with Gorilla Manor spawning no less than six singles as well as countless praise from overwhelmingly positive reviews. And when you listen to this impressive album from start to finish, it’s not difficult to understand why. Local Natives’ music is effortlessly […]

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