Just in case you were still holding out for a Smiths reunion anytime soon.
Now that’s how you headline a festival.
Plus, Smiths drummer Mike Joyce was in the crowd.
Splendour In The Grass 2015 may have already sold out, but festivalheads who missed their chance to nab tickets to the Byron Bay camping spectacular still have a second shot to see some of their favourite acts this year, now that the sideshow parade has officially begun. Plenty of Splendour artists are giving punters a
As they do every year, the frenzy that was the Splendour In The Grass ticket grab this morning was over in under an hour this morning with three day, single day tickets and camping tickets all being swiftly snapped up. Never fear though friends, the first round of Splendour sideshow announcements are heading our way
Founding member and former guitarist for British indie icons The Smiths, Johnny Marr, has unveiled a round of new dates for his impending Australian tour, after the first ones were postponed due to an ongoing family illness. The tunesmith is now due to visit our shores in July to perform four intimate shows. But there’s
Founding member of British icons The Smiths, Johnny Marr, has postponed his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand due to an ongoing family illness. “I’m really disappointed to not be able to play these shows,” Marr said in a statement. “The touring has been so enjoyable for me and the band and the audiences
Johnny Marr, founding member of British icons The Smiths, has announced an Australian summer tour in 2015 in support of his second solo album Playland. After appearances at Falls Festival and sold-out shows in Sydney and Melbourne earlier this year, Marr will also play Perth, Adelaide and Brisbane on this trip, his first time playing
A group of musicians including Billy Bragg, the Smiths‘ Johnny Marr, Pink Floyd‘s Dave Gilmour, Seasick Steve and Radiohead‘s Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway have signed a petition contesting the banning of steel-string guitars in British prisons. In an open letter published by The Guardian, the 12 signatories urge the minister for justice, Chris Grayling,
The pop-up tent city on the vast flats surrounding the North Byron Parklands was already well populated as the sun began to rise on the first day of 2014. In the days that followed, Falls Festival’s inaugural leg in Byron Bay would be a blur of brilliant musicianship, enchanting art installations and eccentric sideshows all
Former Smiths guitarist and now living indie icon Johnny Marr has slammed sisterly trio Haim for what he saw as their recent grovelling to UK Prime Minister David Cameron, during an appearance on the BBC‘s Andrew Marr Show, where they played their hit, The Wire, from their debut album. “It’s really simple,” said Marr in
Former guitarist of The Smiths, Modest Mouse, and now solo artist Johnny Marr has revealed that an autobiography detailing the UK guitar legend’s life is in the works. The news comes less than a month after the release of Smiths frontman Morrissey‘s aptly-titled memoir, Autobiography. “I’ve had so many offers and so many people advising
The lineups for Lollapalooza 2014‘s Chile and Argentina events have been unveiled, bringing the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Arcade Fire, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend, Pixies and many more to South American audiences, with some Antipodean names thrown in for good measure. Lollapalooza Chile will take place at Parque O’Higgins in Santiago from 29th-30th March, with
Legendary and obscenely prolific guitarist Johnny Marr has added two sideshows to his upcoming Australian trip, during which he’ll play dates at both Falls Festival and Southbound. The ex-Smith has now added dates in Sydney and Melbourne to his schedule. The announcement follows Marr’s addition to the Falls and Southbound bills after their respective second-round
If you were already exploding with excitement over the previous lineup announced for WA’s Southbound 2014, well, hold onto your hats because the ride isn’t over. Today organisers have revealed another list of artists that will be making the journey westward following NYE. It’s difficult to see which of the below acts are technically spearheading
Those charming folks behind the New Year’s Eve extravaganza that is Falls Festival have announced their second lot of artists for the line-up today, giving us the very exciting news that we’ll be seeing one of the greatest guitarists of all time gracing the stage, Johnny Marr. The ex-The Smiths guitarist and songwriter will be
The Cribs have today announced a run of Australian headlining tour dates for October 2013 as they tour the world in celebration of their 10th anniversary. It’s been a hell of a ride for the Jarman brothers-led outfit, which over the past decade has released five studio albums including several UK top 40 hits such
Iconic English guitarist Johnny Marr, best known for playing in The Smiths as well as popping up in lineups amongst other well-known indie groups such as Modest Mouse and The Cribs, is finally ready to release his own debut solo album, which he will title The Messenger. Speaking with The Sun, he reveals that the
Today The Cribs’ premiered their new single, Chi-Town, on Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio One show. The single will feature on their new album, The Belly of the Brazen Bull, scheduled for release May 7. It has been almost three years since The Cribs’ put out their last record, Ignore the Ignorant. In April 2011, the