Punters were steadily filing into the grand Palais Theatre as it filled with the crisp and confident tones of Englishman Nick Mulvey. The folk singer-songwriter treated the appreciative audience to a completely acoustic set of his best material, expertly looping sections of music to create a marvellously full sound. Following Mulvey, the eager audience began
Splendour In The Grass 2014 Sideshows
First Aid Kit‘s musical roots grow from American country luminaries like Cash and Parsons. It’s a fact they bear proudly, and there’s something about their remodelling of the genre that brings a fresh energy to the genre. Sisters Johanna and Klara took to Melbourne’s Hi-Fi stage in front of a glimmering gold backdrop, dressed in
Our favourite SITG Sideshow so far!
First Aid Kit (aka. Swedish sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg) have come a long way since they began uploading videos to their YouTube channel in 2008. In six years, they’ve released three albums and gone from being a twee indie-country duo to an established act with a purposeful vision, and at their Splendour in the
Metronomy may still be riding the waves of the ripple effect from The English Riviera but they are a prime example of a live outfit that can and will out-play their recordings. Successfully melding older tunes together with current album Love Letters, the British electro-pop group captivated everyone from Metro floor to balcony. We were
R&B was at the head of Kelis‘ career 15 years ago, followed by neo-soul and electronic grooves, and now, proving that she is the master of reinvention, Kelis entered Melbourne’s Prince Bandroom as a soul superstar. Kelis’ perfromance defied detractors that claim she genre-hops for the sake of the mode du jour or merely under
Gambeezy takes on Drake, Kendrick & Schoolboy!
Childish Gambino isn’t just a rapper, he’s a performer. The demand for tickets for this one-off Splendour In The Grass Sideshow forced a venue upsize soon after they went on sale, proving Sydney was already switched on to the appeal of actor Donald Glover’s musical persona. He repayed us last night with his theatrical best,
Mosman Alder came out first to start the night’s festivities. The six-piece played songs from their debut EP, Burn Bright, and their upcoming LP, set for release in September. Though they seemed quite young and a bit inexperienced, the sextet had great onstage chemistry. Their songs resembled a musical lovechild born of The Killers and
Oversized baby bottles lit up the Horden Pavilion as dancers wearing “LA” snapbacks, black singlets and booty shorts skipped onto the stage. Instantly, we were transported to Lily Allen world. Her characteristically satirical humour and determination to put her own twist on modern pop culture abounded. The refrains of “Uh Uh, Uh Oh” bounced off
Joseph Mount‘s bedroom dreams had become actualised as five effortlessly stylish silhouettes walked onto the Forum stage and perched themselves atop pink and blue neon clouds. From humble beginnings as a collegiate daydream that sprung from a room in Mounts’ parents’ house, Metronomy was now a fleshed-out musical unit that not only looked as though
Dallas Green has this uncanny ability of drawing fans in so deep they forget where they are.
Kelis is the ultimate pop chameleon. From her Neptunes-produced beginnings, through her EDM Queen days and into her current soulful persona, it’s hard to find a common thread that runs through her 15-year catalogue. One would assume that live, she’d have to leave most of the old stuff behind in order to deliver a coherent
UK pop trio London Grammar have been forced to postpone their 2014 Splendour In The Grass sideshows after they announced late last night that they would be pulling out of this weekend’s festival due to illness. The group were scheduled to play at 7pm on the main Amphitheatre Stage this Friday and have since been
There are a few indisputable signs that an artist has made it in Australia, and being upgraded to one of the biggest live music venues in our biggest city to combat massive demand is a dead giveaway. Childish Gambino is totally what’s up right now. Gambeezy has announced today that his headlining performance in Sydney
Aussies have really taken to this whole tUnE-yArDs deal, snapping up tickets to her upcoming Australian headlining shows at such a rate that organisers have announced another — Melbourne will get a second chance to see tUnE-yArDs at Howler. Tickets to the previously announced show, happening on Thursday, 24th July aren’t yet sold out, but
In the country to headline Splendour In The Grass, the always a little controversial popstar Lily Allen will be treating Melbourne’s Festival Hall and Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion to accompanying sideshows this July. Four years since her last sojourn in the country, playing on the main stage of the Big Day Out Festival in 2010, Allen
In what will be his only Australian side-show for 2014, City and Colour, a.k.a Dallas Green, will be making his Sydney Opera House debut, return to Sydney in classic confessional form while in the country as a part of the massive Splendour In The Grass lineup. Celebrating a decade since the phenomenal groundswell that brought
Having already sold out their first Splendour sideshow in Melbourne, Swedish sisters First Aid Kit have announced a new Melbourne date at the The Hi Fi on Wednesday, 30th July. Sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg will be touring their new album Stay Gold. The ethereal folk-country duo toured Australia back in 2012 when high demand
Brooklyn-based producer Jeremy Malvin, who makes music under the monikerChrome Sparks, is brining his expansive and masterful sonic landscapes to Australia for the first time ever, announcing two sideshows to accompany his spot on the Splendour In The Grass 2014 lineup. Aided by his background in classical percussion and spurred by an obsession with synthesizers,