Staying true to their word that they would be returning back to our shores, Canadian pair Japandroids have announced a full Australian tour for later this year. The band broke their Australian virginity only at the start of 2013 where they graced the stages of Laneway Festival and this time round they will be headlining
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival 2013
As the morning broke on the day of Melbourne’s Laneway Festival, many would have gone straight for their jumpers, jackets and poncho’s with the hope of avoiding what looked like another dreary Sunday afternoon. No sooner would they have looked themselves in the mirror, complete with skinny jeans and obscure band T-shirt of a band
Flood-related excuses were relayed to employers across Brisbane as the 2013 St Jerome’s Laneway Festival emerged for the seventh year running. Held on a working Friday, music lovers from South-East Queensland self-medicated in sound relief after our fierce battle with the weather gods earlier that week, which had left many in the region without power.
The super anticipated return of UK lads Alt-J has just become even more super.
A bit of a heads-up here for anyone interested in checking out the glory that is St Jeromes Laneway Festival – if you live in Sydney or Perth you’ve officially missed the boat, and if you live in Melbourne or Brisbane, you’re running out of time! The banana benders will be the first to see
St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2013 kicks off in just under a week, and organisers have now released set times and maps for each city. This year’s event boasts “one of the most amazing lineups” in the festival’s history, so fans should be eager to see who’s playing where and when so they can plan out
It’s rare that a debut EP garners admiration from Pitchfork, NME and The Guardian, but when one does, it’s a good sign to start paying attention. Enter High Highs. Corresponding with their performance at the illustrious Laneway Festival, the New York-based outfit will rock out for two very special sideshows at Melbourne’s Toff In Town,
The 2013 Laneway Festival is giving punters the chance to check out some of the best upcoming talent through the Future Classic stage. Since forming eight years ago, the Sydney-based label has built up a rep for excellent taste via their regular online DJ mixes, weekly radio show on FBi and Adult Disco parties, as
Shoegazing Brooklyn-based crew A Place to Bury Strangers have announced shows throughout both Australia and New Zealand, as they continue exhibiting their latest album Worship to the world. The group were last here back in 2010 in support of their 2nd full-length album, the aptly named Exploding Head. New Zealand, however, will be experiencing A
The band everyone is talking about, alt-J have been bestowed with one of the UK’s most sought-after accolades. Taking away the Barclaycard Mercury Music Prize on account of their mind-blowing 2012 album An Awesome Wave. The award honours those who have faired well in the Album of the Year category. Artists from England and Ireland
The cats behind Laneway Festival have announced yet another sideshow to add to the long list of extra attractions to coincide with the festival. Norwegian indie folk identities Kings of Convenience have announced that they will be playing only 1 sideshow: at Melbourne’s Hamer Hall. Previously labelled by Drowned In Sounds as “the Daft Punk
For the first time in their career, MS MR (said Ms. Mister) will be performing on our shores. Two headlining shows have been announced for the duo, thanks to the glorious St Jerome’s Laneway Festival next year. While in town for the fest, the self-described Tumblr-glitch-pop duo will be gigging at Sydney’s OAF as well
2013 Laneway inductees Polica recently performed on the famous Jools Holland, showing why they were booked for the festival and displaying true stagemanship. Polica’s album Give Up the Ghost was given an official release in February and has been going from strength to strength since. The well-rehearsed nature of this performance is made even sweeter
The one-lady extravaganza Bat for Lashes will be headlining just 2 very special performances while in town for Laneway next year. Sydney and Melbourne have scored the two shows, taking place at the Enmore and Palais theatres respectively. Natasha Khan, the one responsible for the current Bat for Lashes hype, has taken the world captive
After spending much of the year exploding throughout the UK, Brixton-born siren Jessie Ware now has her sights firmly set on Australian audiences. It was her highly successful collaboration with super producer SBTRKT on Right Thing to Do that initially brought attention to the vocal stylings of the 27-year-old Ware. From there the singer/songwriter broke
Laneway Festival organisers have today announced one of the most anticipated side attractions to take place around next year’s event. Yeasayer, one of the 2013 headlining acts, will be performing 2 headlining shows in town, picking Sydney and Melbourne as the lucky 2. Since the arrival of their latest album, Fragrant World, fans erupted with
Though the name Divine Fits might be fresh, within its members lies decades and decades of experience. It has now been announced that said experience will be on display for 2 headlining shows while the trio are in town for Laneway Festival. Featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs) and Sam Brown (New
It’s a bit scary to think that it’s time to start gearing up for Laneway Festival sideshows, but that lasts about 2 seconds before the excitement kicks in. Sidetracking from their Laneway duties in the coming year are Poliça, who have announced that they will be headlining shows in Sydney and Melbourne while in town.
Organisers have finally announced the Laneway 2013 lineup for next year’s events. Playing the festival will be Bat for Lashes, Alpine, Alt-J, Yeasayer, Cloud Nothings, and Flume, to name a few. The boutique festival emphasises community and youthful talent, as well as time-tested greats, summer, and just general great times in a laneway. This year
Here we go! Just two more sleeps until organisers behind Laneway Festival bestow upon us the official lineup announcement for the return of the gig next year.