The War on Drugs

Grandoozy Day One Review: Kendrick Lamar and Phoenix kick off Denver’s newest Music Festival

September 15, 2018

Denver has always been known as an amazing city. Set with the beautiful background of the Rocky Mountains, the city has long been a hot bed of live music, a thriving arts scene and a welcoming area of all things culture. But one thing has been a missing, a 3-day major music festival to rival […]

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Live Review: The War on Drugs guide The Enmore through the beauty and the pain in Sydney

February 9, 2018

On “The Strangest Thing” The War on Drugs‘ Adam Granduciel sings, “Am I just living between/ The beauty and the pain” – it’s a strong statement of the War on Drugs and their chief songwriter’s appeal. The six-member band has an innate ability to convey emotion and atmosphere. Lonesome guitars swirl around a steady beat conveying […]

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Festival Review: Anderson .Paak rules, while Dream Wife & Father John Misty prove Laneway Festival highlights in Sydney

February 5, 2018

Returning once more to the Sydney College of the Arts, the Laneway Festival again made its presence felt throughout Sydney’s inner west. With a line up packed from front-to-back, it promised to be a stellar day as the early clouds cleared to a warm, but pleasant, Sunday afternoon. Obviously a cost cutting measure, having a single […]

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Festival Photos: St Jerome’s Laneway Festival – Hart’s Mill, Adelaide (02.02.18)

February 3, 2018

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicked off their 2018 tour in Adelaide this year, bringing the likes of Anderson .Paak, Aldous Harding, Pond and more to the riverside site at Hart’s Mill. Photos by John Goodridge. [print_gllr id=52072] ———- This content has recently been ported from its original home on The AU Review: Music and may have formatting errors […]

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Festival Review: Singapore welcomes a stellar line up as the 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival kicks off in style

January 30, 2018

Another year, another Laneway Festival has come and gone. With the closure of Neon Lights last year, St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival remains the only up-and-running premiere indie festival in Singapore – surpassing the short-lived likes of counterparts Hostess Weekender, The Gathering, and Camp Symmetry. And yet, this year’s edition of Laneway presented a mixed bag. […]

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The 40 Best Albums of 2017

December 22, 2017

This week, we brought you an end of year list detailing some special Australian albums released this year, the Top 20 in fact, that have made their mark. With Gang of Youths‘ Go Farther in Lightness taking the Number One spot, and the likes of Jen Cloher, Ecca Vandal, Winston Surfshirt and more also featuring prominently, we revisited some of […]

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Here’s where you can be catching your Laneway Festival faves next year

October 24, 2017

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival is returning in 2018 with some amazing upcoming artists that are sure to put on a massive show for punters around the country. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite acts that you won’t want to miss, as the official sideshows are unveiled this week. LOYLE CARNER Dubbed […]

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Focus turns to international hype generators for the 2018 St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival

September 11, 2017

The St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival line up for 2018 has dropped a day ahead of schedule thanks to a bluff by Pedestrian overnight but heck, why not – it’s a pretty tops line up. Turning the focus to artists on the come up, the Laneway Festival has curated a line up of international names that will […]

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Album Review: The War on Drugs – A Deeper Understanding (2017 LP)

September 1, 2017

The War on Drugs‘ Adam Granduciel has a lot to live up to with latest album, A Deeper Understanding. 2014’s Lost in the Dream received high, widespread acclaim – our review even called it a masterpiece – which means this album is given the unlucky task of upholding or exceeding the hype. A Deeper Understanding […]

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Album Review: Various Artists – Day of the Dead (2016 LP)

June 14, 2016

Tribute albums are funny things. Usually formed by a disparate rabble of mainstream artists and indie darlings, they often lack consistency of style and tone. For the most part, Day of the Dead, an extensive tribute collection to The Grateful Dead, avoids this typical problem. Collated by Bob Weir and members of The National, it […]

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