Laneway Festival 2014

  • Aussie Music Festivals Drive Global “Ripple Effect” Online
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    Aussie Music Festivals Drive Global “Ripple Effect” Online

    Global music streaming service Spotify has revealed that Australian music festivals are among the most influential in the world when it comes to turning people onto music, with local favourites Future Music Festival and Laneway Festival said to be setting trends in streaming figures at home and abroad. By analysing streams of headline acts two

  • Savages – Metro Theatre, Sydney 05/02/14
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    Savages – Metro Theatre, Sydney 05/02/14

    Jehnny Beth, frontwoman of London-based post-punk group Savages, is a marionette. She moves from her shoulders, her arms swooping around her torso, and her weighted wrists rise in quick, sharp motions as though pulled by a string. Yet Beth isn’t controlled by anyone else. She’s moved by sound, the physicality of each passing moment, and

  • Earl Sweatshirt, King Krule, Warpaint And Jagwar Ma Collaborate
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    Earl Sweatshirt, King Krule, Warpaint And Jagwar Ma Collaborate

    Sydney-based producer Jonti, a Stones Throw signee who’s worked with the likes of Santigold and Big Scary, recently decided to break in his new studio and thought what better way to do so than by enlisting Earl Sweatshirt, King Krule, and members of Jagwar Ma and Warpaint to help out? As reported by Sydney artist

  • CHVRCHES – Metro Theatre, Sydney 04/02/14
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    CHVRCHES – Metro Theatre, Sydney 04/02/14

    For their second visit to Sydney in less than a year, Glasgow trio CHVRCHES have upgraded to a packed Metro Theatre, with fans eager to revel in their dulcet synth-pop sounds. The band is among a string of artists at Laneway Festival 2014 whose monolithic success comes off the back of a universally acclaimed debut

  • Laneway Festival 2014 – Brisbane, 31/01/14
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    Laneway Festival 2014 – Brisbane, 31/01/14

    The Creases were tasked with kicking off Laneway Festival‘s 2014 celebrations in Brisbane, and they performed admirably. They were loud, unabashedly fun, and “Louise” the scantily clad tambourine (wo)man was gallivanting across the stage in a way that all in attendance would have, given the chance. The perfect kick off for a festival. On to

  • Cashmere Cat Announces Laneway Festival 2014 Sideshows
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    Cashmere Cat Announces Laneway Festival 2014 Sideshows

    Norwegian producer, DJ, and all-round lateral thinker Cashmere Cat has generated a considerable amount of buzz between his 2012 debut EP, Mirror Maru, his remix of Miguel’s Do You, and his acclaimed DJ appearances. He’s now announced two Laneway Festival 2014 sideshows. Cashmere Cat recently announced the release of his new Wedding Bells EP via

  • Daughter Talk Laneway 2014, Incremental Success & Album Number Two
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    Daughter Talk Laneway 2014, Incremental Success & Album Number Two

    British three-piece Daughter are enthralling international audiences with their atmospheric instrumentals, driving melodies and hauntingly sincere vocals. In the country just last year for Splendour In The Grass, the trio are returning this month for a national tour with St Jerome’s Laneway Festival. Music Feeds caught up with lead guitarist Igor Haefeli to chat about

  • Music Feeds Podcast Episode #68 – The Jezabels
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    Music Feeds Podcast Episode #68 – The Jezabels

    Sydney indie quartet The Jezabels experienced a meteoric rise in 2011, selling out venues around the country and winning fans with their ethereal, soaring tunes. After the massive success of their debut LP, Prisoner, the band are releasing their sophomore effort, The Brink, next Friday, 31st January. Jezabels guitarist Sam Lockwood gave Mike Hohnen a

  • Extra Tickets To Be Released For Sydney Laneway Festival
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    Extra Tickets To Be Released For Sydney Laneway Festival

    A limited number of extra tickets will be released ahead of the Sydney leg of the St Jerome’s Laneway Festival, at Sydney College of the Arts next Sunday 2nd February. The extra tickets will go on sale this Tuesday 28th January at 10am via Moshtix. The lineup for Laneway 2014 was revealed last year with

  • Kurt Vile & The Violators – Paradiso @ Town Hall, Sydney 22/01/14
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    Kurt Vile & The Violators – Paradiso @ Town Hall, Sydney 22/01/14

    “This is my favourite continent,” Kurt Vile said as he took to the stage on Wednesday night. And he’s proving it with just under a month in the country under his belt, playing Sydney Festival dates this month with his band The Violators and then Laneway simply as ‘Kurt Vile’. A converted Town Hall, rebranded

  • Laneway Festival 2014 Set Times And Maps Released
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    Laneway Festival 2014 Set Times And Maps Released

    Organisers of St. Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2014 have released set times and maps for the Adelaide, Brisbane, Fremantle, Melbourne and Sydney events along with the festival app which features planners, artist bios and all the event information punters will need. While playing times are different in each city, the main stage headlining acts are uniform

  • Jagwar Ma – Metro Theatre, Sydney 17/01/14
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    Jagwar Ma – Metro Theatre, Sydney 17/01/14

    For a band with only one album to their name, Jagwar Ma are loaded with good tunes. It’s an opinion backed by former Oasis frontman, Noel Gallagher, who said last year that Howlin, the debut album from the Australian duo, could defeat the imperial forces. For the duration of their set, the entire room pulsed

  • Warpaint Announce “Secret” Laneway 2014 Sideshow
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    Warpaint Announce “Secret” Laneway 2014 Sideshow

    To celebrate the release of their self-titled sophomore album today, LA’s Warpaint have announced a very special Laneway 2014 sideshow date to be held in a secret location in Sydney. The show is set to take place in an “eerie yet beautiful” location, somewhere in the inner western suburbs of Sydney on Wednesday, 5th February,

  • LISTEN: The Jezabels – ‘Look Of Love’
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    LISTEN: The Jezabels – ‘Look Of Love’

    Sydney indie quartet The Jezabels are making a much-anticipated return to the scene in 2014, dropping another taster from their upcoming sophomore effort The Brink in the form of new single Look Of Love, a soaring summer anthem. Singer Hayley Mary explains that the new track is essentially Uptown Girl sung from the perspective of

  • Music Feeds Podcast Episode #62 – Chvrches
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    Music Feeds Podcast Episode #62 – Chvrches

    Aussie crowds have taken to Chvrches like ducks to water, with the Scottish indie pop trio so popular Down Under that they’re heading back for this year’s Laneway Festival and a string of headlining shows, just 6 months after their maiden voyage to our shores. Lauren Mayberry and Iain Cook from the outfit took the

  • El-P Talks Run The Jewels: “It’s Straight Up Moshpits In This Shit”
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    El-P Talks Run The Jewels: “It’s Straight Up Moshpits In This Shit”

    It was an early Friday morning for me, and my interview with El-P, half of one of 2013’s bigger hip hop bombshells Run The Jewels, was directly preceded by learning of Nelson Mandela’s death. While the sad news could have juxtaposed harshly with the tongue-in-cheek styling of Run The Jewels’ output, our discussion revealed a

  • Lorde To Miss Laneway Date For Grammys, Offers Replacement Headline Show
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    Lorde To Miss Laneway Date For Grammys, Offers Replacement Headline Show

    Enigmatic New Zealand singer Lorde has confirmed she will not headline the Auckland leg of January’s St Jerome’s Laneway Festival because of the Grammy Awards. But the singer will be performing a free standalone show for ticketholders a few days later at the festival site. The 17-year-old Lorde performed at Saturday’s Grammy Nominations concert and

  • Laneway Festival Prevails Against Council, Will Expand At Callan Park
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    Laneway Festival Prevails Against Council, Will Expand At Callan Park

    Punters will once again have the chance to enjoy St Jerome’s Laneway Festival at Callan Park in 2014, with Leichhardt Council last night approving an expansion to 12,000 attendees for the festival in February next year. Mayor of Leichhardt Darcy Byrne said that the vote on an amendment to reduce capacity to 8,000 was tied

  • Greens Leader Puts Clampdown On Laneway Festival
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    Greens Leader Puts Clampdown On Laneway Festival

    A row has erupted over the expansion of Laneway Festival 2014‘s Sydney event, with efforts to increase capacity from 8000 to 12,500 fans being threatened by conservation group Friends of Callan Park, despite organisers receiving the approval from NSW Police and other authorial bodies. The event is set to kick off Sunday, 2nd February 2014,

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