American singer-songwriter and Laneway Festival act Moses Sumney has praised Australian artist Kirin J Callinan, who was recently ousted from Laneway’s 2018 lineup after concerns were raised by fellow Laneway artist Miss Blanks.
In a newly published interview with News Corp Australia which took take place before Callinan’s eviction from the Laneway lineup last month, Sumney calls the ‘Big Enough’ singer “the best artist of our generation”.
“We should all be honoured he agreed to play Laneway Festival,” Sumney said at the time.
“He should headline every night and hopefully I can find a way to sneak him into my set. It’d be so good.”
Callinan was silently removed from the Laneway Festival lineup after Miss Blanks raised concerns with festival organisers over an incident which involved Callinan flashing his penis at the 2017 ARIA Awards.
Earlier this week, Callinan defended Miss Blanks, telling his fans to stop any “harassment” which may have been directed at her. He also conceded he was a “wee bit disappointed” after being removed from the Laneway lineup.
Callinan is still scheduled to support Mac DeMarco’s Laneway sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne this month, while Sumney is set to perform his own sideshow at the Sydney Opera House next week.
The Australian leg of Laneway kicks off in Adelaide today.